Canada Reduces Temporary Resident Visa Processing Time for Pakistani Applicants

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser, has announced a significant reduction in the processing time for temporary resident visas (TRVs) for Pakistani applicants. According to Fraser, the processing time for a complete TRV application from Pakistan has been reduced from 802 days to only 60 days, with a further decrease to 30 days expected soon.

Fraser also revealed that the backlog for Pakistani TRV applications has been reduced from 55,000 to only 15,000, and the Canadian government is planning to establish a new processing center in Islamabad to expand processing and interview capacity in the Indo-Pacific region.

The move is expected to boost trade relations between Canada and Pakistan, particularly for Pakistan’s newly proposed industries like apparel and footwear. In a meeting with Pakistan’s Commerce Minister, Syed Naveed Qamar, last month, Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Leslie Scanlon, had expressed the Canadian government’s commitment to speeding up the visa process for Pakistani businessmen.

The move by the Canadian government is a positive development for Pakistani travelers and businesspeople looking to visit or invest in Canada, and it is hoped that it will further strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

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