Ottawa: Amid growing backlog of student visa applications, the Canada’s High Commission in Delhi said that it understands their “frustration and disappointment”, and they are working dedicatedly to improve the situation.

In the series of tweets, Canada’s High Commission in Delhi said, “We know that a large number of you have experienced significant wait times with your applications. We understand many have not received visa decisions and have had to adjust travel plans, despite having applied several weeks or months in advance.”

It said that they understand their frustration and disappointment and want to assure them that they are working to improve the situation. In fact, they have been processing applications through out the year, including study permits for the September 2022 intake.

The High Commission said that 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 current processing time for study permit applications globally (including Student Direct Stream) 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,” Canada’s High Commission in Delhi said.

The commission urged 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.

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