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Extension of Status

Extend your stay in Canada before it expires.

If your Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) is soon to expire and you intend to remain in Canada for longer than its validity (usually 6 months), you must apply to extend your status or you will have breached Canadian immigration law and overstayed your visit.

If your application to extend your stay in Canada is approved, you’ll be given Visitor’s record.

A visitor record is simply a document that says how long you can stay in Canada. The visitor record includes an expiry date which is the date that you must leave Canada. If you intend to stay longer, you can apply to extend your stay if you properly explain the purpose/reason for the extension, your ties to your home country of residence, you have sufficient funds to support your extended stay, you are not working or attending school, are not engaging in any criminal activity or are in good health.

If you happen to overstay on your current visa and you would like to extend your stay, you must apply to extend your stay and restore your status at the same time. You only have 90 days to restore your status from the date of expiry.

Frequently Asked Questions

A restoration of status implies that you are restoring your status that you had within 90 days of your Visa expiring. An extension of status   implies that you are applying to extend your authorized status in Canada, which is done before the expiry date. For example, if your work permit will expire in a short time, you can apply to extend your status before it expires.

Most visitors are allowed to stay for up to 6 months in Canada at a time.

Why hire AP Lawyers to represent you in obtaining your work permit?

Our experience and dedication will always increase your chances of success. We make your immigration matter, ours. We have the Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada’s (“IRCC”) authorization to effectively represent you and we are members in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario. We strive to customize your immigration matter with our office and ensure we prepare and send out your immigration application as strong as it can be!