There are two steps in processing family sponsorship applications for Canada. In order to know the total approximate time you must ADD the times together.
This information shows the time it takes to process an application after a complete application package is received. The processing times are in calendar days.
Last update: December 5, 2016
|Type of application||Assessment of Sponsor||Assessment of Person Being Sponsored (applicant)||Total|
|Spouse, common‑law partner
||22 days||View by visa office||Assessment of Sponsor + Assessment of Person Being Sponsored (applicant)|
|Dependent child||22 days||View by visa office||Assessment of Sponsor + Assessment of Person Being Sponsored (applicant)|
|Parents and grandparents||
|Not available||Working on applications received in January 2014|
|Adopted children, children to be adopted, orphans and other family classes||Processed daily on a priority basis||View by visa office||Assessment of Sponsor + Assessment of Person Being Sponsored (applicant)|
|Type of sponsorship application||Assessment of sponsor and person being sponsored||Medical, security, background checks and other verifications for person being sponsored||Total|
|Spouse, common-law partner in Canada||16 months
(initial assessment)(working on applications received on June 6, 2014)
|10 months||26 months|
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