Extend your stay in Canada: After you apply
After you apply
Your fingerprints and photo (biometrics)
Temporary changes to biometrics
Book your biometrics collection appointment as soon as you can to avoid processing delays.
If you can’t book an appointment by the deadline in your biometric instruction letter, there may be temporary measures in place to help you.
If your processing time has passed, you may contact us by using this Web form. For the “type of application/enquiry,” select one of the temporary residence options (online or on paper).
If your status expires
If you apply to extend your stay in Canada before the date you’re supposed to leave, you can legally stay in Canada until a decision is made on your application. In this situation, you have maintained your status.
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