Hi Sharfas, yes it is normal. In my case I have applied in March 5th from UAE and still no update , check this : https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/united-arab-emirates-dubai-abudhabi-applicants.769512/
Many people are suggesting to re-apply through the new portal . Initially, I applied through the old portal (GCKEY), and today I submitted another application through the new portal : https://portal-portail.apps.cic.gc.ca/signin?lang=en .
I will keep you posted with any update
Hello, my wife applied for a Visit visa in March 5,2022 and there were no need to do biometric because she has done this few years back.
As mentioned by Kamran89, IRCC says processing time as of today is 43 days and so far no update for us although we submitted the application 65 days back...
Just want to inform you that I received the passport today with multiple entry visa stamped. The whole process took almost 75 days.
I wish you all the best of luck and as a recommendation from my side I advice you to visit Vancouver and Victoria in BC.
Pinger , in my case I have submitted the letter received from the Embassy along with the passport and if you done biometric with them they require your previous vfs reference number that will start by 201606...
I have submitted my passport to vfs global (Dubai) yesterday and they told me that it will take 7 to 10 days to receive the passport back.
I hope to hear the good news from the other participants of this thread