Pakistani applicants wishing to visit Canada can now have their visa processed within two months as Ottawa has reduced the duration of visa processing.
The development was announced by Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser, who shared the update.
“Pakistan citizens will be able to receive the visa to visit Canada within 60 days instead of 802 days,” the minister said.
He also promised to further shorten the visa processing time frame by speeding up the process and completing it within a month.
The minister wrote on his Twitter: “Visa processing time is not 802 days for new applications. Currently a full TRV application from Pakistan is processed in 60 days and we expect to reach 30 days in the near future.”
He added that the website shows that Canada processes visas in 802 days because they are processing older applications from when the borders were closed due to the pandemic.
“We have significantly reduced the backlog for Pakistani TRVs from 55,000 to less than 15,000,” he added in his tweet.
The Canadian minister also informed about his government’s investment in a new processing center in Islamabad to increase processing and interviewing capacity in the Indo-Pak region.
“Thank you @PaulChiangMU @Yasir_Naqvi @Shafqat_Ali_1 @SameerZuberi @SalmaZahid15 @iamIqraKhalid for their continued support to the Pakistani community in Canada,” he tweeted.
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