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george1981
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Canada Visit visa processing times

Post by george1981 » Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:33 am

Hi all,

I submitted a visit visa application to go to Canada for business purposes. I submitted by Biometric on Feb 3 and am waiting for further information.
I can see from their webpage that the current processing time is 242 days!
I know it depends on individual circumstances and all but I wanted to check if anyone applied recently and got a visa in a reasonable time (to see whether to have a hope or give up). I have ILR in UK and have US 10 year visa (they do ask if I have US visa).

Many thanks
George

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Re: Canada Visit visa processing times

Post by Ticktack » Wed Feb 14, 2024 2:31 pm

george1981 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:33 am
Hi all,

I submitted a visit visa application to go to Canada for business purposes. I submitted by Biometric on Feb 3 and am waiting for further information.
I can see from their webpage that the current processing time is 242 days!
I know it depends on individual circumstances and all but I wanted to check if anyone applied recently and got a visa in a reasonable time (to see whether to have a hope or give up). I have ILR in UK and have US 10 year visa (they do ask if I have US visa).

Many thanks
George
They take as long as they take. US visa helps somewhat. It's almost like they feel you've been pre-vetted already. Like you rightly said, every case is different. Keep checking your dash, you might get a notification to in a month or less. Defo not 200 odd days.
No sin in failing, you just have to try and try again!

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Re: Canada Visit visa processing times

Post by george1981 » Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:08 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Canada Visit visa processing times

Post by george1981 » Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:18 pm

Just heard back:
Visa is approved and asked me to send passport
It took a while to submit a courier pick-up request via VFS website as their webpage was rejecting the payment.

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Re: Canada Visit visa processing times

Post by george1981 » Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:44 am

Update: Got the passport back today - 8 days from the date of sending the passport.

Timeline:

Application online: 23 Jan
Biometric letter: 27 Jan
Biometric at VAC: 2 Feb
Approval and passport request: 19 Feb
Passport sent: 19 Feb
Received with visa: 27 Feb

Hope this helps someone (especially since online it says >270 days to process on average- although I understand it depends on circumstances)

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Re: Canada Visit visa processing times

Post by Ticktack » Tue Feb 27, 2024 4:59 pm

george1981 wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:44 am
Update: Got the passport back today - 8 days from the date of sending the passport.

Timeline:

Application online: 23 Jan
Biometric letter: 27 Jan
Biometric at VAC: 2 Feb
Approval and passport request: 19 Feb
Passport sent: 19 Feb
Received with visa: 27 Feb

Hope this helps someone (especially since online it says >270 days to process on average- although I understand it depends on circumstances)
Congratulations. You likely would have gotten a visa that lasts the life time (validity) of your passport. Depending on what you have left on your passport, it should take you a while to apply again.

When you do apply again, the processing time would be much shorter.
No sin in failing, you just have to try and try again!

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Re: Canada Visit visa processing times

Post by george1981 » Tue Feb 27, 2024 5:27 pm

Thanks you and Yes indeed! Got just over 6 years until the passport expiry date.

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Re: Canada Visit visa processing times

Post by Say31 » Thu Apr 11, 2024 9:37 am

george1981 wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:44 am
Update: Got the passport back today - 8 days from the date of sending the passport.

Timeline:

Application online: 23 Jan
Biometric letter: 27 Jan
Biometric at VAC: 2 Feb
Approval and passport request: 19 Feb
Passport sent: 19 Feb
Received with visa: 27 Feb

Hope this helps someone (especially since online it says >270 days to process on average- although I understand it depends on circumstances)
where did you give your biomatrics? I had my biometrics on 8th of feb from london for canada visitor visa . still no update on IRCC. do you have any clue about current trend of getting visa from uk?

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