As an immigration specialist, “Processing Delays in Visa Applications” is one of the most asked queries questioned by people who are intending to immigrate to Canada under the Skilled Worker Federal Class.
If you too are looking at this scenario, you need to divide this spectrum into two parts:
- Applications filed before February 27, 2008
- Applications filed after February 27, 2008.
For application filed before February 27, 2008, the overall processing time can be as long as 5 to 6 years. In addition, if it is filed from High Commission or a busy visa post like New Delhi or China, the delay can extend even further from the date of your file number.
Practically, this facet indicates that right now, they are still looking and skimming through the applications which were filed long back, say in the first quarter of the year 2005.
The crux of the matter is that 5 to 6 years if the processing time for applications filed before 27 Feb 2008.
Coming to the applications which were filed after February 27, 2008, the good news is that the application processing time could be as low as 12 to 18 months. Moreover, it also depends on the fact whether your occupation is listed in the list of occupations, based on which the current visa applications are approved for the Federal Skilled Worker Class.
All the best! Consult Abhinav and see whether you qualify for the same or not.
Again, if your application is pending and was filed before February 27, 2008, then you have no choice, but to wait for 5-6 years from the date of filing your application.