Can I Apply To Extend My Visitor Visa While I Am In Canada On A Visit?


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Mary Keyork provides Immigration Law services for hundreds of immigration applications in all categories and has appeared before all three divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board as well as at the Federal Court of Canada, successfully representing clients in complex immigration applications and hearings.
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Yes, it is possible to apply to extend your status while you are in Canada as a visitor. An application should be made before the expiry of your valid visitor visa and the process and required forms are similar to that which you would have completed for your original visa.
If your visitor visa expires after you have applied to extend your stay, you will still be considered to have valid status as a visitor (also called implied status) until a decision is made regarding your application for an extension.
Once a decision is made, you will either receive notice of your approval for an extension and your new visitor visa expiry date or notification that your application has been denied. If your application is denied, you will be required to leave Canada as you will no longer have authorization to be in the country.
Our office is skilled at compiling strong applications packages for all types of immigration matters. If you would like assistance in applying to extend your visit in Canada, please feel free to contact us to make an appointment to speak with a lawyer.

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  • resh.2111@gmail.com'
    Reshu
    Reply

    hi , My parents are here in canada on Super visa they arrived on 17th May 2017. but their visa got stamped for 6 months only as they were not carrying their insurance papers. We have applied for visa extension on 3rd October but when i checked on the cic site it saying the processing time is 115 days. I am a little confused as by that time their visa would get expired.

    • info@keyorkimmigrationlaw.com'
      Carolyn T.
      Reply

      Dear Reshu,

      Thank you for your comment! We would be pleased to assist you with your immigration inquiry regarding your parent’s supervisas. Please send us an email directly at; info@canadaimmigrationlawyers.ca so that we may discuss your parent’s case in greater detail.

  • ccbocalbos@gmail.com'
    Mina
    Reply

    My mom is on a supervisa and she was already extended for 2 years but we have applied for another 2 years extension last July.
    What is the possibility of granting an extension – it will be her 5th year now here in Canada.

    • info@keyorkimmigrationlaw.com'
      Canada Immigration Alliance
      Reply

      Dear Mina,

      Thank you for your immigration inquiry! As each application is unique to the person who has applied, the approval depends on the documents you submitted with your extension request. If you’re interested in discussing your case in further detail, please send us an email at; info@canadaimmigrationlawyers.ca.

      We look forward to hearing from you soon!

  • javkalinn@gmail.com'
    Reply

    Can I apply for issuance of a new Temporary Resident Visa stamp on my passport from withing canada. Im guessing this is different than extending my stay in canada as a visitor. I need a new TRV stamp because I plan to visit the states for a wedding and then back into canada.

    • Canada Immigration Alliance
      Reply

      Dear Tony,

      Thank you for your comment and question. In order for us to better assist you with your TRP/visitor visa needs, I recommend booking a consultation with one of our lawyers. To book a consultation please send an email to: info@canadaimmigrationlawyers.ca

      We look forward to hearing from you soon.
      Have a great day!

  • ffanta67@yahoo.com'
    Ola
    Reply

    I have valid visit TRV that will be expiring in October 2017. I have visited Canada ones with it. However, as I like to plan things ahead, I’m planning to visit again in December this year for my annual vacation but my current visa will be expired by then. My questions are as follows:

    1. Is it possible to apply for renewal of my visit TRV before the current one expires?
    2. And if yes, how early can I send in the application?

    Thanks.

    • Canada Immigration Alliance
      Reply

      Thank you for your question! Yes you might be able to renew your TRV before the current one expires, however we need some more information to be able to better assist you and give you the full legal advice. Please send us an email at: info@keyorkimmigrationlaw.com and we’ll send you more information!

  • cabaar_8@hotmail.com'
    Katerine
    Reply

    How long can I extend my ‘visitor visa’ for?
    Thanks

    • Canada Immigration Alliance
      Reply

      Hi Katherine – Thank you for your message. You can request to extend your status in Canada for as long as you need it for your temporary stay. There is no maximum set out in the law however usually the maximum amount of time we see is about 2 year extension.

  • Skhera027@gmail.com'
    Amy
    Reply

    Hi me and my doughter coming canada for visitor visa we have multiple entry visa. My doughter is grade 10 can we stay in canada for my doughter study.

  • Canada Immigration Alliance
    Reply

    Your application is different then your mother’s application. Each application is processed separately. If your mother submitted a proper renewal application, then she can receive the issuance of her visitor record even if your extension is not granted.

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