Processing wait in Canadian Visa Applications is one of the most asked queries by people who are intending to immigrate to Canada under the Skilled Worker Federal Class.
If you too are looking at this scenario, you need to divide this spectrum into two parts:
•Applications filed before February 27, 2008.
•Applications filed after February 27, 2008.
For application filed before February 27, 2008, the general processing time can be as long as 5 to 6 years. Additionally, if it is filed from High Commission or a full of activity visa post like New Delhi or China, the delay can extend even further from the date of your file number. But in the new immigration plan they will focus on the oldest applicants first.
Practically, this aspect indicates that presently, they are looking and skimming through the applications which were filed in the first quarter of the year 2005.
The root of the matter is that 5 to 6 years but most expected to be reduced after the announcement of new immigration plan.
The applications which were filed after February 27, 2008, the good news is that the application handing out time could be as low as 15 to 18 months. Moreover, it also depends on the reality whether your occupation is listed in the list of occupations, based on which the present visa applications are approved for the Federal Skilled Worker Class.
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