Embassy Processing Times - August 2013

Strike while the iron is hot! The Canadian Foreign Service officers have declared a strike so expect delays in visa processing. The other Embassies are not affected.

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Embassy Processing Times - August 2013
Written by Crispin Aranda.
Posted on August 1, 2013

Visa Processing Times at Embassies, August 1, 2013

From time to time, we check the processing times at the five embassies of countries with permanent migration programs. We check and compare how long each Embassy takes to make a decision on a tourist, student or working visa.

Please note that processing times at the Canadian Embassy may take longer than what has been posted because of an ongoing strike by Foreign Service Officers of Canada.

Because of various factors, we could not compare the processing times for permanent resident applications. For example, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada has several and varying processing times for permanent residency for Federal Skilled Workers, depending on when such an FSW application was filed.  The UK Embassy likewise do not keep statistics on settlement processing times.

If you have a permanent resident application with any of the Embassies mentioned here, you may send us an email  at immigrants@visacenter.org. to help you find out the status of your case.






1 month

14-90 days

3 months


15-30 days

13 weeks

5 months

New Zealand

5-12 days

10-15 days

10-20 days


15-40 days

15-40 days

15-40 days

USA (Interview required)

Same day

Same day

Same day

If you need assistance in filing your visitor, student, working or check the status of your permanent residency application you may call us at 02-634-8717 or email your concern to immigrants@visacenter.org

Got a question? Let us know - we're here to help.

About the Author

Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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