Popular study abroad destinations continue to experience visa processing delays
Students who wish to study abroad should expect longer processing times for visa applications.
When compared to other years, visa processing delays have made international students and agents submit applications much earlier. Like Australia, the UK, and the US, Canada also experienced immigration processing delays during the pandemic, doubling the backlog.
That enormous number comprises those who have applied for permanent residency, temporary residence, or citizenship, as well as international students and graduates. Despite the slow processing times of student visas, these study abroad destinations are seeing a resurgence in international enrolment.
Study abroad demand is growing, but there are significant visa processing delays in the countries where students would like to study. Due to that, agents and students must adjust their planning and file visa applications much earlier than in a typical year for study programmes in many top study abroad destinations.