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Checking Processing Times and the Status of your Application

CIC Application Processing Times

CIC's current processing times are available online. Information is updated weekly for applications processed in Canada.

Check the Status of Your Application

Applicants may check the status of their application by calling the Citizenship and Immigration Canada's Call Centre at the following toll-free telephone number: 1-888-242-2100.

The Call Centre automated telephone service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and allows applicants to listen to pre-recorded information about Citizenship and Immigration programs, order an application kit, and check the status of an application.

Call Centre agents are available to answer questions Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except for statutory holidays. (You must respond to the first five recorded questions before you can press “0” to speak to an agent.)