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visitor visa taking way too much time

rish261193

Star Member
Aug 31, 2016
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Hi, i cant express my level of frustration and distress. i applied for visitors visa on july 13 2016 and was told that it would take not more than 33 days for it to process. more than 45 days have passed and they are still holding my passport. i am 22 years old. my family stays in canada whome i havnt seen in 15 months.. And i have to resume work from Oct. I have sent them an E-mail and also a letter but havnt gotten any revert on that. Please anyone? can you tell me whats the right way to go about it?
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
76,879
13,396
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
Unfortunately there's not much you can do but wait. You can try emailing your visa office to request status - but this won't expedite processing.

I'm not sure who told you that it would take a maximum of 33 days to process - unfortunately this was bad information. If you're referring to the posted processing times on the CIC web site, these are estimates - not maximums. Actual processing times vary from application to application and it's quite possible for processing to take several months.
 

Temmeris

Member
Aug 10, 2016
17
0
I applied on 20 July, the CIC mentioning 9 days as processing time, so far 42 and no news and they are also holding my passport since then.
 

Bigredgal1

Star Member
Aug 20, 2016
66
0
Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston,jamaica
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
02-02-2016
Doc's Request.
15-08-2016
AOR Received.
04-04-2016
File Transfer...
31-03-2016
Med's Request
Up front
Med's Done....
05-02-2016
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
19-10-2016
VISA ISSUED...
11-11-2016
LANDED..........
15-11-2016
I submitted a change in status from pgwp to visitor. . It took over 2 months. CIC contact centre assure me it was approved but has to be sending email to io. Finally got a 3 months visitor record in the mail.
 

kbaba

Newbie
Jul 8, 2016
5
0
my wife and i applied from Nigeria since may 12th and have not received any information ,
 

Sahil9786

Member
Aug 25, 2016
10
0
I have submitted paper application at Ahmadabad on 19 Jul, 2016 from den status processing at Bangalore office.

When we can get the reply any tentative processing time.

Also, my travel date also passed which I have mentioned.

Any feedback appreciated.
 

nader gamal

Star Member
Aug 24, 2014
55
1
are you guys applying online or through the visa office? I am planing to apply online for my parents, is this is the one taking long time?!!
 

aalburak

Member
Aug 17, 2016
10
0
rayrayray said:
I am applying online from inside canada, the 114 days is for paper applications from inside canada.
Did you contact them? What did they say? I applied June 12 online and still waiting, was told background checks!!
 

shimmy03

Full Member
Sep 22, 2016
30
0
Visa Office......
NDVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
05-07-2016
File Transfer...
31-08-2016
Med's Done....
upfront
oh why its taking longer time?

even paper applications used to process faster in 15 days at Bangalore before