How to Extend Your Stay in Canada?

How to Extend Your Stay in Canada?

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.

How to Extend Your Stay in Canada?

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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How to Extend Your Stay in Canada?

Complete our online assessment form and let us take care of all the fine print while finalise your plans to live and work in Canada.


Novus Canada team