If you entered Canada as a visitor , you must have entered on one of the two documents :
- An electronic travel authorization
- A visitor visa (also known as temporary resident visa)
If you wish to extend your stay in Canada, you need to apply for a visitor record.
If an individual wants to extend his/her stay beyond the expiry date, they must submit a formal request, in the form of an application, to IRCC for determination. If approved, a visitor record will be issued and the foreign national can remain in Canada until the new expiry date.
How to Apply?
You must submit a complete application package and provide your personal information and necessary documents. You may apply through the online portal here
The steps to apply are as follows:
- Make sure you have all the necessary documents
- Pay the fees
- Make sure to fill in the form as completely as possible
- Sign and date your forms
- Submit your application, required fees and all supporting documents online
How Long Will It Take?
Online application takes 103 days to process on average, while paper applications take 111 days.
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