Canada Visa Extension
Extend Your Stay In Canada
Visitor visas or Temporary Resident Visa are offered to anyone willing to visit Canada for a short duration of time. Whether you are trying to visit Canada to study, work, or tourism for a temporary period, you will be required to have a Visitor Visa issued by the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
The visitor visa that is issued by IRCC is of two types. You can apply for the Single-entry Visitor Visa which will allow you to enter Canada for up to 6 months. You can also apply for a Multiple Entry Visitor Visa if you need to frequently visit Canada. For Multiple Entry Visas, you will be able to stay in Canada for up to 6 months at a stretch at any given time. The Multiple Entry Visa stays valid for up to 10 years or the duration as set by the visa officer.
How To Extend Your Temporary Visa
In case you need to extend your stay in Canada, you can apply for an extension of your visitor visa. You may find the end date of your stay on your passport, the visa document, or the visitor record that is provided to you. It is generally advised by the IRCC to apply for extension 30 days prior to the end date of your duration of stay in Canada.
To apply for the extension, you must provide a proper reason for extending your stay. The application can be made online through the IRCC portal. It may take a few weeks to get the approval of your extension after the application has been made.
What is Implied Status?
If your Visitor Visa expires while your application for visa extension is under process, you may remain in Canada while awaiting the decision from the Visa authorities. This is known as the Implied Status. During this period, you will still hold your temporary resident status legally and will be able to stay without worrying.