Extend your stay in Canada: About the process
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 you’re not sure when your status expires, find out how long you can stay in Canada.
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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