Visitor Record / Travel Visa Extension
The extension of a Canadian temporary resident visa is called Visitor Record, which is used to maintain status in Canada and cannot be used for entry and exit (except going to or from the United States). Visitor record holders cannot legally study or work in Canada ( the document looks similar to work permits and study permits but with different functions). Applicants’ status that are about to expire, but do not meet the conditions for applying for a study permit or work permit, and wish to continue legally in Canada can also apply for visitor records.
- Applicants whose work permit or study permit is about to expire but want to stay in Canada for various reasons
- Applicants who have entered Canada with a Visitor Visa and will stay for more than 180 days
- Applicants who have submitted an immigration application, are waiting for approval in Canada and their current Canadian status is about to expire
- If you have lost your legal status in Canada (work permit or study permit expired), or have entered the country with a Visitor Visa for more than 180 days, you cannot directly apply for Visitor Record.
- Applicants need to contact the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) through web or paper application
- Application form imm5708e
- Passport or other travel document scan, including homepage, signature page and visa page (all stamp pages), including most recent Visitor Record, study or work permit
- Electronic photo (35*45mm). Click to view official photo requirements and specifications
- Proof of funds that indicates the amount of funds (money) that you have available for your stay in Canada. A balance certificate of 5000-10000 Canadian dollars. No freezing, turnover and history are needed.
- Provide study permits and work permits for accompanying family members to study and work in Canada
- Proof of relationship between you and them (friend, family, co-worker, etc.)
- Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
- The letter of explanation which details why you are currently unable to leave Canada and need to attach the validity of your visa.
A: The Canadian Federal Government has announced a series of special measures for temporary visitors and permanent residents affected by the epidemic to extend their stay. The processing time for permit/visa applications will be extended due to the epidemic, but as long as the applicant submits the application to the Canadian Immigration Department online before the expiration, even if the residence permit expires later, it is legal for them to stay or reside in Canada, unless a written notice of refusal or a deadline to leave the country is received. After the application is submitted, please wait patiently, track the progress online, and check your email and mailbox regularly. If you receive a notice from the Canadian immigration department requesting additional materials, submit them in time.
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