Historical Processing Times

CIC News
Published: May 1, 1997

The following information has been reproduced with the permission of Lexbase, a monthly immigration law journal, Editor-in-Chief, Richard Kurland, email: lexbase@interlink.net.

The table indicates the time in months that is required to process 80% of all final cases in every overseas immigration processing post for the most recent quarter. Indication is also given of the number of cases that had been finalized by that post. The data source is the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, informal access request by Lexbase.

Overseas Mission Spouse Family Class Business Skilled Worker
Abidjian 11 15 9 26
Accra 17 21 - 20
Ankara 12 13 36 15
Bangkok 22 26 23 17
Beijing 17 17 15 16
Belgrade 8 8 - 16
Bogota 15 18 15 10
Bonn 12 12 13 13
Bucharest 6 6 13 10
Buenos Aires - - - -
Buffalo/APC 12 14 20 14
Cairo 12 14 30 11
Colombo 8 11 12 10
Damascus 9 12 12 14
Guatemala 6 13 7 10
Havana - - - -
Hong Kong 16 17 15 13
Islamabad 13 21 27 21
Kiev - - 0 13
Kingston 10 9 9 9
Lima - - - -
Lisbon 6 10 24 9
London 7 8 12 11
Los Angeles 11 12 12 12
Manila 10 14 13 9
Mexico 12 10 28 14
Moscow 13 13 27 19
Nairobi 20 25 37 23
New Delhi 7 14 37 12
New York 13 14 14 12
Paris 9 10 13 9
Port of Spain 10 13 12 15
Port au Prince 26 25 - 17
Pretoria 7 6 13 11
Riyadh 20 23 20 21
Rome 11 14 14 15
Sao Paulo 8 8 - 25
Seattle 17 16 23 18
Seoul 13 13 15 16
Singapore 9 12 13 14
Sydney 5 8 9 10
Taipei 4 12 - 24
Tel Aviv - - - -
Tokyo 10 14 20 17
Vienna/Bud. 10 14 11 17
Warsaw 6 7 8 9
Total: 12 16 15 1
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