ARCHIVED – Annex 6-B: Lead-time requirements

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Lead time is made up of the time required by the Contract Security Program (CSP) to process the request plus the time needed by the host government. It begins upon receipt of the request by CSP. Completion of a request for visit for a foreign visit within these lead times is contingent upon timely responses from foreign clearance-granting authorities.

Requests coming from foreign industries, organizations and agencies to Canadian private sector organization must be received by CSP 20 working days prior to the date of the visit.

Table A: Lead time requirements, in working days
From Canadian private sector organizations to: Contract security Program lead time/Department of National Defence lead-time Foreign government lead time Total lead time
Canadian private sector organization (when a private sector organization is requesting the assistance of the CSP 8 n/a 8
Canadian military and government establishments 35 n/a 35
Denmark 8 7 15
Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway 8 10 18
Finland 8 14 22
France 8 15 23
Meetings at North Atlantic Treaty Organizations (NATO) agencies 8 18 26
Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Israel, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom 8 20 28
United States 8 21 29
Other nations 8 25 33

December moratorium: United States and German authorities will not normally accept visit requests for a period of four-to-six weeks starting early in December.

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