Apply to extend your stay

In Canada applicants

  • You are temporarily exempt from giving biometrics for your extension application until 2019. This is when biometrics collection points will be established in Canada.

Apply online

Save time and get case updates online!

  • No courier fees or mail delivery time – we get your application instantly.
  • Avoid processing delays. Incomplete applications are returned to you. Applying online helps ensure your application is complete before you submit it.
  • If we need to ask for more documents, you can quickly submit them online.
  • Get updates on the status of your application directly in your online account.

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To apply online, you need a scanner or camera to create electronic copies of your documents, and a valid credit or debit card.

Apply on paper

Read the Instruction Guide [IMM 5551] to get all the details to apply on paper.

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