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December 20, 2011

Refugee Processing Times

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AVERAGE PROCESSING TIME

The RPD’s average processing time has decreased slightly, varying in recent months between 20 and 21.1 months. In 2010-11, it remained relatively stable at 22 months. In 2009-10, the average processing time was 19.2 months. The RPD is continuing its efforts to finalize the oldest cases in its inventory. The Eastern Region has the longest wait time (27 months), because of the high volume of cases from Mexico and Haiti in relation to the total number of claims finalized. Processing times in the Central and Western regions are 18 to 19 months.