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Common PCT Deadlines* 

CountryFiling DeadlineExtension AvailableTranslation Needed
Australia31NONO
Brazil30NO (Extension available for translations.)YES, Portugese
Canada30YES, Additional FeesNO
Chile30NOYES, Spanish
China30Yes, two months with paymentYES, Chinese
Colombia31YES, Additional FeesYES, Spanish
Egypt30NOYES, Arabic
India31NONO
Israel30NONO
Japan30NO (Extension available for translations.)YES, Japanese
Korea31NOYES, Korean
Malaysia30NONO
Mexico30NOYES, Spanish
New Zealand31NONO
Russia31NOYES, Russian
Singapore30YES, Additional FeesNO
South Africa31YES, Additional FeesNO
UAE30NOYES, Arabic
USA30NONO

*For reference only. Information updated on July 1, 2018. Please request confirmation from a patent professional for up-to-date and verified information in each region. Further information may be obtained at the websites below. 

www.wipo.int/pct/en/texts/time_limits.html - Deadlines for filings in additional regions. 

patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/search.jsf - Patentscope - Searchable database for over 2 million patent related documents.

www.managingip.com/ - A global resource for information regarding domestic and international patents.

www.miphandbook.com/ - Managing IP’s Patent Handbook.