is this normal due to corona ?


New Member

i have a question please , basically my lawyer sent my application to sponsor my wife back in june 2020, since then we have been waiting , we dont even have a file number yet , is this normal please, my lawyer keeps telling to contact my local MP.

Riley Haas

Staff member
Yeah, things are a mess with paper applications due to the pandemic. I'm not sure which IRCC offices have staff at them (perhaps in the Maritimes but that may be it). I assume skeleton staffs and very limited access to any applications physically delivered to IRCC. The government is not exactly acknowledging this outright, as the processing times listed on the website have not changed, but everyone is complaining of delays.