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Delays in Canadian Immigration Time Period | Canada Immigration Delays

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.

All the best! Comment and see whether you qualify for the same or not.

23 comments:

Virendra said...

I read something like the applications being files in the first quarter of 2005. I had filed my papers in the 4th Quarter of 2004 & still to receive a response from the CIC.

With the new immigration policy put into effect & their focus on the concept of Oldest applications first they should be processing something like the 3rd & 4th Quarter of 2004 before 1st quarter of 2005.

Please advise...

Misbah said...

2004 applicants are under process. you will hear from CIC very soon.
Dont u worry

Anonymous said...

No doubt delays are there in some cases still some guys from 2003 dec are waiting and jan 2004 has just started hope things start moving in top gear

Comrade said...

Yes anonymous,
Things will be started moving in top gear very soon. canada immigration delays will be finished after the new immigration policy of canada has been announced

Irfan said...

I had filled for immigration in 3rd Quarter 2004........ mid-last year I got provisional acceptance letter from CIC and medical paper were received in early 2010........ since then things have not moved....... any idea how much time does it takes issuance of visa from medical?

Comrade said...

Dear Irfan,
Things will be moved in the next couple of weeks. Relax!!!

Irfan said...

Dear Comrade, there is still no progress... I am still waiting.......I had medical conducted in Jan'10 and its almost going to be one-year in one months time......... I believe medical is valid for one-year & visa has expiry date tied with medical? Pls advise.

Anonymous said...

Kindly intimate is there will be any effect of of new policy on those cases who have applied in 2005-06.

Anonymous said...

i was applied in May 2008 but till todate it is on process status, where they take several information in year 2009 but after june 2010 nothing recived

Anonymous said...

dear immigration fastly work

Anonymous said...

Dear Comrade,

My case has been filed on 3rd April, 2006. After that i recieve a confirmation letter and later on i was requested for IMM008 & IMM5406 generic forms, which were submitted a year before but still no response from CHC Islamabad.

Regards
Abubaker

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I got my 2nd file number in October 2010, but nothing has happened since then. Any ideas on how long it will take, and whether there will be any delays? Thanks!

Angry Bride said...

I have been waiting for the renewal visa since January 14th 2011 it is now July 12th ! Every time I call Canada Immigration they tell me to call them back in 15 working days this has happened 4 times already. Because of there massive delays and lack of decent communication. I had to delay my wedding....

Anonymous said...

As mentioned here "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.
that 2005 case "

Seems contradcting information and i hear the same again and gain from lst 02 years.

Even i herad they are procesisng presnetly for 2003 case.

Trur fact is only known to CIC which is too tight lipped !!

Anonymous said...

Waiting and waiting and waiting period increases each month by just one month in cic website.....

Anonymous said...

Dear Comrade,

My case has been filed on 3rd April, 2006. After that i recieve a confirmation letter and later on i was requested for IMM008 & IMM5406 generic forms, which were submitted a year before but still no response from CHC Islamabad.

Regards
Abubaker

Anonymous said...

Hi Comrade,

I applied my case in April 2007 from Islamabad that was then moved to London when is it expected to open up.

Many Thanks in advance

Salman

Anonymous said...

Dear Comrade,

I applied under FSW in April 2007 from islamabad when will my case open up

Thanks,

Salman

John Thomas, Mysore, India said...

I have filed my application in 2006. Of late my immigration agency has advised me to file a suit in the court of Canada for speedy consideration of my case as they have put backlog applications made prior to 2007 on slower processing mode and have concentrated on the newer applications received after 2007. Can someone advise me on the issue

Anonymous said...

canadian immigration is infact very rasict they dont want immigrants here simpel answer

Anonymous said...

Has any one of late 2005 or early 2006 heard from CIC. I just keep a watch on the processing time ant it goes on increasing. Now it says 93 months. SO far last 2-3 years they haven't processed any file as per the statistics ...

Disappointed said...

What if the application is submitted on the day Feb. 27th, 2008. isn't this unlucky?

Disappointed said...

My application was submitted right on the day
feb. 27th, 2008. So is this considered before
or after? Big huge difference if it is unfairly taken to wait 6yrs or more....

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