Temporary Resident Visa Extension

Temporary Resident Visa Extension / Renewal



The temporary resident visa (TRV) renewal is not necessary to keep the visa valid in Canada. If you plan to leave and return to Canada, you need a valid temporary resident visa. According to the immigration law, it can only be issued by the overseas branches of IRCC. Therefore, before 2012, applicants in Canada can only renew their TRV by in person or by mailing to the US consulates in Buffalo, Detroit and other places.


  • Temporary residents who hold study permits, work permits, and are in Canada must submit a temporary resident visa application through CPC-Ottawa. You can apply online or by mail.
  • If you are in Canada and don’t have time to send your passport to Ottawa, you can apply for it online and then return to your country. When you receive the notice of sending your passport, you can send your passport to a local visa center for labeling.
  • In Mainland China, only paper applications can be submitted to the Visa Center for renewal. There is a possibility of visa refusal this way, so it is usually recommended to apply in Canada.

Submit Method

  • Usually applied online
  • You can also apply on paper
  • Need to mail the passport after approval

Documents Checklist

  • IMM5257 Application Form
  • Electronic photo (taken within 6 months)
  • Transcript, proof of enrollment, acceptance letter for the next semester (work permit does not have this requirement)
  • Scanned copy of study permit or work permit
  • Scanned copy of passport (all non-blank pages)
  • Proof of funds/confirmation of deposit (it is recommended to deposit more than 10,000 Canadian dollars in Canada; work permit does not have this requirement)


Q: If TRV expires, will it affect studying in Canada?

A: The TRV is a Canadian entry visa. If you do not leave the country, its expiration does not affect your study in Canada. However, if you need to leave the country, you need a valid TRV to enter again.

Q: The TRV has expired, can I go to the United States?

A: Canada and the United States have related agreements. If you go to US by land and US only, then you do not need a TRV on your return to Canada. But there are also exceptions for those whose attendance status at school is not very good. It is recommended to renew the TRV before traveling.

Q: Will poor grades affect the success rate of the TRV application?

A: When applying for a TRV renewal, you need to submit transcripts of at least 2 past semesters. If your results are not satisfactory, it may affect the chance of visa approval.


  • The service fee does not include government fees, translation fees, notarization fees, delivery fees and other third-party fees



Processing Time

Program Categories Online On Paper
Canadian visa application processing time
Temporary Resident Visa
97 Days 97 Days
Visitor Record
82 Days 126 Days
Super Visa 94 Days 94 Days
Study Permit Made Outside Canada
10 Weeks 10 Weeks
Study Permit Made Intside Canada
4 Weeks 4 Weeks
Study Permit Extension 131 Days 63 Days
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Outside Canada 11 Weeks 11 Weeks
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Inside Canada 130 Days 17 Days
Briding Open Work Permit
130 Days 17 Days
Canadian immigration application processing time
Express Entry
5 Months 5 Months
Provincial Nominee Program
15 Months 15 Months
Self-employed Immigration
52 Months 52 Months
Federal Skilled Worker Program
5 Months 5 Months
Start-up Visa
37 Months 37 Months
Spouse/CommonLaw Sponsorship
12 Months 12 Months
(Grand) Parents Sponsorship
23 Months 23 Months
Canadian Citizenship/PR Card processing time
16 Months 16 Months
PR Card
66 Days 66 Days
PR Card Renewal
71 Days 71 Days

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