Family Class application processing times are based on the latest information available from Canadian immigration authorities.

Note: Please use our new Canada Immigration Processing Times Tool to get up-to-date information on processing times under the Family Class.

In order to be eligible for this Family Class immigration program, both the Canadian citizen or permanent resident (also called the 'sponsor') and their dependent child (the 'sponsored person') must be approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in order for the sponsored person to receive a visa. To receive a visa through this program, the sponsor and the sponsored person will be required to prove their relationship to one another.

Processing Times Tool

The government of Canada recently changed how immigration processing times are published. Use our Canada Immigration Processing Times Tool to get the latest information on Family Class processing times.

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Changes for 2016

The way in which Canadian immigration processing times are published by the government of Canada changed as of January, 2016. Processing times are not currently published per visa office; rather, they are published depending on when the application was submitted.

 

Visa Offices

The following is a list of visa offices where Family Class applications may be processed.

Americas
Bogota, Colombia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Havana, Cuba
Kingston, Jamaica
Lima, Peru
Los Angeles, United States
Mexico City, Mexico
New York City, United States
Ottawa (Case Processing Center), Canada
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Santiago, Chile
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Africa and the Middle East
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Accra, Ghana
Amman, Jordan
Ankara, Turkey
Beirut, Lebanon
Cairo, Egypt
Dakar, Senegal
Nairobi, Kenya
Pretoria, South Africa
Rabat, Morocco
Tel Aviv, Israel
Asia and Pacific
Beijing, China
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Hong Kong, China
Islamabad, Pakistan
Manila, Philippines
New Delhi, India
Singapore, Singapore
Sydney, Australia
Europe
Bucharest, Romania
Kiev, Ukraine
London, United Kingdom
Moscow, Russia
Paris, France
Rome, Italy
Vienna, Austria
Warsaw, Poland

Latest News

  • Children Below 22 Years of Age Are Now Considered Dependents

    As of October 24, 2017, the age definition of dependent children on Canadian immigration applications is raised to include dependents under the age of 22.

  • Upfront Medicals no Longer Available for Family Class Applicants

    Upfront medical examinations are no longer available for Family Class Canadian immigration applicants and remain available only to Express Entry applicants in the permanent residence lines of business.