Published: 19th August 2022
Thousands of students receive visas every week, will make efforts to reduce wait time: Canadian High Commission
It said the current processing time for study permit applications globally is 12 weeks, shared the Canadian High Commission in Delhi
The wait for Canadian visas is growing longer and longer and in this context, Canada's High Commission in Delhi stated that it understands their "frustration and disappointment", and assured that it is working to improve the situation.
It was in a series of tweets that the Canadian High Commission on Thursday, August 18, shared that thousands of Indian students were receiving their visas every week and that it would continue to make every effort to reduce the wait time.
"We understand your frustration and disappointment and want to assure you that we are working to improve the situation. In fact, we have been processing applications throughout the year, including study permits for the September 2022 intake," it said.
"Many thousands of students in India are receiving their visas each week. We will continue to make every effort to reduce wait times against an unprecedented volume of applications received," the mission said.
It said the current processing time for study permit applications globally is 12 weeks.
"While processing times in India have been higher in 2022, we are making every effort to reduce wait times in our services globally," the High Commission said.
"We urge students who are still waiting the outcome of their visa applications at this stage to contact their Designated Learning Institution in Canada to discuss options should they be unable to arrive in time for the start of classes," it said.
Canada is one of the popular destinations for Indian students.