Extend your stay in Canada: About the process

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From: $100

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67 days

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117 days

About the process

If you want to extend your stay in Canada as a visitor (stay in Canada longer), you need to apply before your current status expires.

If we approve your application to extend your stay in Canada, we’ll give you a visitor record.

A visitor record:

  • is a document that says how long you can stay in Canada
  • includes an expiry date
    • that’s the date that you must leave Canada by

A visitor record does not guarantee entry to Canada. If you plan to travel outside Canada or the United States, you need a valid entry document to return to Canada. Find out what you need to travel to Canada.

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