It is sometimes necessary for the Canadian government to request an interview before a visa can be issued. This occurs when there are concerns over the genuineness of the family relationship. In most cases, a well-prepared visa application is usually enough to eliminate the need for an interview.
How long does the whole process take?
You will be pleased to know that family class sponsorship applications are treated as a priority by the Canadian government. In our long experience of representing this category of application and based upon the volume of our client historical data, a well-prepared spouse/partner application considered by the Canadian High Commission in London is usually processed within 6 months. Although this can vary slightly due to the number of applications and seasonal fluctuations. However, we are pleased to report that a recent client application was finalised in just three short months from the date of submission to the issue of landing papers!
The current published processing time for applicants applying outside Canada and based in the UK is 12 months. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO