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Canada visa: Processing delay may force 15% of students to defer admission

Thanks to unprecedented rise in applications processing time has increased from four weeks earlier to 12 weeks now

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Vinay Umarji Ahmedabad
Given the last-minute rush of applications and delay in visa approvals, around 10-15 per cent Indian students may defer their admissions to the January 2023 semester.

This is because an unprecedented rise in student visa applications to Canada has led to an increase in processing time from an average of four weeks to 12 weeks. With most colleges requiring international students to be present on campuses by the first or second week of September for orientation programmes, chances are that many might miss the deadline this year, say education experts.

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First Published: Aug 24 2022 | 12:16 PM IST

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