Restoration of temporary resident status

Temporary Resident Status Restoration



Validity of status refers to the length of time a foreigner can legally stay in Canada. When the validity period expires, the status ends. The validity period of the identity mainly depends on the immigration documents that you hold, such as study permit, work permit, and super visa. If the expiration date is less than 90 days, the application for restoration of status (Restoration of Temporary Resident Status) can be submitted, but the applicant cannot work or study while waiting for the restoration of status.

How 90 Days Count

When does the 90 days start to count? There are two cases as follows:

· If the renewal application is not submitted and the applicant’s visa has expired, then 90 days will be counted from the day when the visa expires;

· If the applicant has submitted an application for renewal before the status expires, but the application is rejected, the 90 days will be counted from the day the letter of refusal is received.

Overall, expired status is a very troublesome thing, ranging from temporary suspension of school and work to pay more government fees. Our company hopes that you will always pay attention to your visa, so as to avoid over-signing or timely renewal.


1.The identity expiration date has not exceeded 90 days.

Within 90 days of the expiration of the status, you can submit an application for Status Restoration in the country without leaving Canada. According to the provisions of immigration law, during the period of the application for restoration of status, it is not allowed to study and work. Because during this time, the status has expired, which means that you no longer have the corresponding study permit/work permit status. Engaging in study or work is a violation of immigration law, and if found by the immigration bureau, there will be very unfavorable consequences.

While the application is being processed, the applicant cannot leave Canada. If you leave Canada, the immigration office finds out and will refuse the visa. In other words, once the status expires, nothing can be done, and only after the application is approved and a new visa is obtained, can you continue to study or work. However, not all of the expired status can be successfully applied for and need reasonable reasons and explanations.

2.The identity has passed more than 90 days.

If the identity expires for more than 90 days, there is generally no way to restore the identity. Applicants are usually advised to leave Canada as soon as possible consciously and reapply abroad.


To submit an application for restoration of identity, the following application materials are generally required:

  1. IMM5708、IMM5709 or IMM5710
  2. Passport
  3. Current immigration document
  4. Digital Photo
  5. Proof of Means of Support
  6. Study and work permits accompanying family members, and proof of kinship; (if applicable)
  7. Explanation letter for overstaying. (if applicable)

Note: Complete application materials need to be analyzed on a case-by-case basis.

Q & A

Q: How long does the processing take?

A:CIC update the processing time weekly, please check our processing time table.

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Processing Time

Program Categories Online
Canadian visa application processing time
Temporary Resident Visa
34 Days
Visitor Record
73 Days
Super Visa 100 Days
Study Permit Made Outside Canada
13 Weeks
Study Permit Made Intside Canada
13 Weeks
Study Permit Extension 64 Days
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Outside Canada 14 Weeks
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Inside Canada 95 Days
Briding Open Work Permit
95 Days
Canadian immigration application processing time
Express Entry
5 Months
Provincial Nominee Program
12 Months
Self-employed Immigration
52 Months
Federal Skilled Worker Program
5 Months
Start-up Visa
37 Months
Spouse/CommonLaw Sponsorship
8 Months
(Grand) Parents Sponsorship
27 Months
Canadian Citizenship/PR Card processing time
14 Months
PR Card
48 Days
PR Card Renewal
57 Days

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We are a licensed immigration company that can legally represent clients in applying for study, work, visitor visa and immigration in Canada. We are composed of a number of licensed immigration consultants approved by the Canadian immigration regulatory authorities. Our business categories include Canadian skilled immigration, express entry immigration, sponsorship immigration, and self-employed immigration. Our characteristics: sincere and attentive, professional and efficient, low prices, high success rate, transparent information.