Processing times for members of the diplomatic community

Accreditation, drivers’ licences and permits, and work authorizations

This information is generally updated weekly. It indicates the time (in calendar days) it normally takes to process an application after the Office of Protocol receives a complete request. Processing times are subject to change.

Last update: October 20, 2017

Type of application: Accreditation (Initial Arrival)
Normal processing times: 10-20 working days 
Working on applications received on: September 29, 2017 

Type of application: Accreditation (Extension)
Normal processing times: 10-20 working days
Working on applications received on: September 27, 2017

Type of application: Driver’s Licence and Licence Plate (Ontario)
Normal processing times: 10 -15 working days, provided that the accreditation documents are in order
Working on applications received on: October 13, 2017

Type of application: Note of Authorization to Work
Normal processing times: 10–15 working days, starting from the date that the accreditation documents are in order
Working on applications received on: October 13, 2017

The Department has a policy of processing all files equitably. It is premature for diplomatic missions, international organizations and other special representative offices to make inquiries with the Office of Protocol concerning the status of the above requests until the normal processing period has lapsed.