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If you are outside of Canada and is wondering what the current Permanent Residents (Federal Skilled Workers category) application processing times for Canada is, you should know that there are two sets of applications that are currently in process in the Canada Visa offices World wide.

* Permanent Residents applications(Federal Skilled Workers category)filed After February 26, 2008 (read about program by clicking this link)

The instructions set by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Canada says that all applications filed within this time will receive a decision within 6 months to a year.

The current volume received by the Visa offices worldwide is not enough to make a statistical data as to the exact period an applicant will have to wait per region the application was filed.

* Permanent Residents applications(Federal Skilled Workers category)filed before February 27, 2008

Below is a table that shows Processing times for Permanent Residents Application per region.

Months Required to Finalize Applications

ALL REGIONS
30% of cases finalized in:
(months)
50% of cases finalized in:
(months)
70% of cases finalized in:
(months)
80% of cases finalized in:
(months)
Processing Times at Visa Offices in All Regions 25 35 55 62
AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
30% of cases finalized in:
(months)
50% of cases finalized in:
(months)
70% of cases finalized in:
(months)
80% of cases finalized in:
(months)
Processing Times at Visa Offices in Africa and the Middle East 44 59 68 77
Processing Times at Individual Visa Offices in Africa and the Middle East 30% of cases finalized in:
(months)
50% of cases finalized in:
(months)
70% of cases finalized in:
(months)
80% of cases finalized in:
(months)
Abidjan 15 17 20 22
Abu Dhabi - - - -
Accra 77 81 84 87
Cairo 50 54 56 59
Damascus 61 65 70 76
Nairobi 41 46 55 66
Pretoria 20 45 50 56
Rabat 32 36 40 42
Tel Aviv 27 31 34 36
ASIA AND PACIFIC
30% of cases finalized in:
(months)
50% of cases finalized in:
(months)
70% of cases finalized in:
(months)
80% of cases finalized in:
(months)
Processing Times at Visa Offices in Asia and Pacific 45 59 67 73
Processing Times at Individual Visa Offices in Asia and Pacific 30% of cases finalized in:
(months)
50% of cases finalized in:
(months)
70% of cases finalized in:
(months)
80% of cases finalized in:
(months)
Beijing 26 29 37 43
Colombo 22 25 35 45
Hong Kong 30 33 35 37
Islamabad 61 66 72 75
Kuala Lumpur 32 35 37 39
Manila 56 59 62 64
New Delhi 61 69 74 75
Seoul 27 29 31 31
Singapore 46 48 51 52
Sydney 33 35 38 40
Taipei 34 36 38 38
EUROPE
30% of cases finalized in:
(months)
50% of cases finalized in:
(months)
70% of cases finalized in:
(months)
80% of cases finalized in:
(months)
Processing Times at Visa Offices in Europe 31 35 39 41
Processing Times at Individual Visa Offices in Europe 30% of cases finalized in:
(months)
50% of cases finalized in:
(months)
70% of cases finalized in:
(months)
80% of cases finalized in:
(months)
Ankara 33 40 52 56
Berlin 28 30 34 36
Bucharest 18 35 60 71
Kyiv 30 44 71 82
London 34 36 39 41
Moscow 17 19 21 23
Paris 24 35 48 53
Rome 20 23 26 29
Vienna 22 25 28 29
Warsaw 11 14 19 22
THE AMERICAS
30% of cases finalized in:
(months)
50% of cases finalized in:
(months)
70% of cases finalized in:
(months)
80% of cases finalized in:
(months)
Processing Times at Visa Offices in the Americas 14 17 23 27
Processing Times at Individual Visa Offices in the Americas 30% of cases finalized in:
(months)
50% of cases finalized in:
(months)
70% of cases finalized in:
(months)
80% of cases finalized in:
(months)
Bogota 38 41 48 51
Buenos Aires 19 23 26 30
Buffalo 13 16 21 24
Caracas 23 24 26 27
Guatemala City 17 20 23 24
Havana 22 24 26 27
Kingston 22 25 27 28
Lima 18 22 24 26
Mexico City 25 27 30 31
Port-au-Prince 26 29 32 34
Port of Spain 33 36 39 42
Santiago 15 19 22 25
Sao Paulo 19 21 22 23

* Processing times are presented only where an office has finalized 10 or more cases in the category in the above-mentioned 12-month time period.

*Table from cic.gc.ca website

Applications for Permanent Residents under Federal Skilled Worker class filed during this time will have a processing time which will be dependent on the volume of applications the Visa office that handles their application receives within a year.

Application Processing times for Permanent Residents applications(Federal Skilled Workers category)is subject to change that is why it is best to check the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website from time to time (cic.gc.ca).

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