My father-in law applied for a TRV on Feb. 13 on paper via Canada Visa Application Centre/VFS Service in Dusseldorf, Germany (Russian citizen, German resident). His son, living in Canada, provided an invitation letter and all the required documents. Standard time at that moment was 2 weeks, but it has been 10 weeks by now. We have tried to contact the Vienna Consulate to enquire regarding the application status in the last 4 weeks, but have been just told to wait without any detailed information. The answers and status remain "we are processing your application". The problem is that he was planning to make a transatlantic cruise (Europe-Halifax- New York) and the cruise booking becomes unrefundable in just a few days. The max. waiting time of 6 weeks has long been exceeded. My daughter, who he had applied for at the same time received her visa within 10 days. Can it really be that long? Could they have just lost his documents?