Restoration of temporary resident status [R306 and R182]
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
Processing and collection of the fee: $200 per individual
- $200 for visitors;
- $350 for applicants who also require a study permit ($200 for the Restoration of temporary resident status processing fee and $150 for the study permit); and
- $355 for applicants who also require a work permit ($200 for the Restoration of temporary resident status processing fee and $155 for the work permit).
Please refer to the Coding Handbook.
IRPA includes a provision authorizing the Deputy Minister or his/her designates to restore temporary resident status under certain circumstances to persons who have ceased to be a temporary resident.
When an application for restoration of temporary resident status (IMM 1249E) is received by the Immigration office (Case Processing Centre) from a visitor, worker or student, an Officer assesses the application to determine whether the person concerned is out of status but is a likely candidate for restoration of temporary resident status.
The application and any processing fee already submitted are not returned to the applicant.
The applicant will be informed that they are out of status, but that consideration for restoration of temporary resident status is a possibility. (Care should be taken to approach clients only where refusal is unlikely if an application for restoration is received promptly, and not to imply a firm commitment.) The applicant is advised of the processing fee that applies for restoration of temporary resident status.
The office must retain basic information on the application in order to continue processing when the application for restoration of temporary resident status is received from the client.
If restoration of temporary resident status is granted, and a client requires permission to attend school or work, applicable processing fees must be collected for the service in addition to those pertaining to the restoration of status.
Temporary inability or refusal to pay
If an individual advises that they are unable or unwilling to pay the fee immediately, they should be advised to withdraw their application and re-apply when they have the ability and willingness to do so. As the applicant is out of status, the case should be referred for enforcement activity.
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