HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A CANADIAN VISA AFTER BIOMETRICS?
Updated: Sep 7
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Canada's Immigration Department has been updating the processing timelines to reflect its operational capacity.
In this blog I've described the processing time of a Canadian visa. Mostly the processing time depends on the category of the visa and from where you are applying.
If you apply within Canada, the processing time will be only 12 days.
But if you are applying from outside the Canada, the time can vary from a couple of days to a few weeks.
We have a list of few categories of visas such as,
1. Study Permit:
To apply in the Canada for higher education is a dream of many students as Canada is the most popular destination for further studies. In this COVID situation the processing time of the study permit for the Canada is as per the official website of Canada.
The processing time for your study permit is 10 weeks as mentioned the official website of Canada .
2. Work Permit:
The legal way is to become a resident and later a citizen of Canada. You may need a permit, depending on the type of work you will do in Canada. And the processing time of your work permit will be 25 weeks after completion of your biometrics.
3. Visitor visa:
If you are travelling to Canada for tourism, you must need to secure your visa. Secondly, you can travel to Canada if you are vaccinated with both doses. You can get your Visitor/Tourist visa within 136 working days after your biometrics has been submitted.
4. Dependent Visa:
If you are staying already in Canada then you can sponsor your spouse, partner or dependent child. And if you are applying under the Spouse or Common-law partner in Canada class, your spouse or partner may be able to apply for an Open Work Permit. You will get your visitor visa within 12 Months.
5. Permanent Resident:
You can apply for the PR by two ways : With Express Entry & Without Express Entry.
For Skilled Workers: This program is for skilled workers with foreign work experience and education who want to immigrate to Canada permanently. It is one of the programs for immigration. This program has minimum requirements : skilled work experience, language ability and education. You must meet all the minimum requirements to be eligible.
2. For Provincial Nominees: In this program first of all you need to apply to the province or territory where you want to live and be nominated. After a province or territory nominates you, you must apply to IRCC for permanent residence with the nomination. An IRCC officer will then assess your application based on Canadian immigration rules. The total processing time for your application will be 21 Months.