IRCC Processing Time 2023

Comprehensive Guide to IRCC Processing Time 2023 – Unveiling the Latest Updates

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Comprehensive Guide to IRCC Processing Time 2023 – Unveiling the Latest Updates

As a trusted source of immigration news, we are committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and up-to-date information on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) processing times. This article presents the latest official IRCC processing times as of June 2023, along with a comparison to the previous week’s processing times.

Understanding IRCC Processing Times

The IRCC processing times are updated weekly and are based on statistics from the past six months for citizenship and permanent residency services, and from the previous 8 or 16 weeks for temporary residence applications. These processing times are intended to give potential immigrants and visa applicants an idea of how long it will take for their application to be processed. However, it’s important to note that these are average times and individual processing times may vary.

PR Cards & Citizenship Processing Times

The processing times for PR cards and citizenship applications are as follows:

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  • Citizenship grant: 19 months
  • Citizenship certificate (proof of citizenship): 10 months
  • Resumption of citizenship: 30 months
  • Renunciation of Citizenship: 13 months
  • Search of citizenship records: 14 months
  • New PR card: 29 days
  • PR card renewals: 95 days

Family Sponsorship Processing Times

The processing times for family sponsorship applications are as follows:

  • Spouse or common-law partner living outside Canada (intention to live outside Quebec): 14 months
  • Spouse or common-law partner living outside Canada (intention to live in Quebec): 24 months
  • Spouse or common-law partner living inside Canada (Outside Quebec): 11 months
  • Spouse or common-law partner living inside Canada (in Quebec): 27 months
  • Parents or Grandparents PR (intention to live outside Quebec): 24 months
  • Parents or Grandparents PR (intention to live in Quebec): 45 months
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Canadian Passport Processing Times

The processing times for Canadian passport applications are as follows:

  • In-Canada New Passport (Regular application submitted in person at Service Canada Centre – Passport services): 10 business days
  • In-Canada New Passport (Regular application submitted by mail to Service Canada Centre): 20 business days
  • In-Canada Urgent pick-up: By the end of next business day
  • In-Canada Express pick-up: 2-9 business days
  • Regular passport application mailed from outside Canada: 20 business days

Permanent Residency Economic Class Processing Times

The processing times for Permanent Residency Economic Class applications are as follows:

  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 4 months
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP): 24 months
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via Express Entry: 10 months
  • Non-Express Entry PNP: 18 months
  • Quebec Skilled Workers (QSW): 20 months
  • Quebec Business Class entrepreneurs (Quebec) investors (Quebec) self-employed persons (Quebec): 65 months
  • Federal Self-Employed: 50 months
  • Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP): 5 months
  • Start-Up Visa: 36 months

Temporary Resident Visas Processing Times

The processing times for Temporary Resident Visas applications vary by country. Here are some examples:

  • Visitor visa outside Canada: India – 32 Days, Nigeria – 764 Days, United States – 35 Days, Pakistan – 75 Days, Philippines – 40 Days, UAE – 398 Days, Bangladesh – 81 Days, Sri Lanka – 75 Days, United Kingdom – 355 Days
  • Visitor visa inside Canada (TRV): Online – 20 days, Paper-Based – 24 days
  • Parents or Grandparents Super Visa: India – 54 Days, Nigeria – 791 Days, United States – 133 Days, Pakistan – 307 Days, Philippines – 162 Days, UAE – 586 Days, Bangladesh – 330 Days, Sri Lanka – 113 Days, United Kingdom – 481 Days
  • Study Permit Outside Canada: 6 Weeks
  • Visitor Extension (Visitor Record): Online – 147 days, Paper-Based – 108 days
  • Study Permit Inside Canada: 6 Weeks
  • Study Permit Extension: Online – 91 Days, Paper-Based – 204 Days
  • Work Permit Outside Canada: India – 8 Weeks, Nigeria – 20 Weeks, United States – 5 Weeks, Pakistan – 22 Weeks, Philippines – 7 Weeks, UAE – 24 Weeks, Bangladesh – 12 Weeks, Sri Lanka – 10 Weeks, United Kingdom – 10 Weeks
  • Work Permit Inside Canada: Online – 141 Days, Paper-Based – 34 Days
  • International Experience Canada (Current Season): 9 Weeks
  • Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP): 53 Days
  • Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA): 5 minutes
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It’s important to note that IRCC is currently prioritizing work permit applications for priority occupations only. If you are not seeking employment in a critical profession, your processing time may be longer.

Conclusion

Understanding the IRCC processing times can help you plan your immigration process more effectively. Remember, these times are averages and your individual processing time may vary. Stay updated with the latest information to ensure a smooth immigration process.

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