Visitors to Canada can stay legally for up to 180 days on a standard TRV (visitor visa). The visitor’s authorization to remain in Canada will expire at the conclusion of this time period. Visitors visiting Canada may be considering extending their stay. If that’s the case, you might think about staying in Canada for longer than allowed.
A visitor visa extension is a process by which an individual can request to extend their stay as a visitor beyond the original expiration date of their visa. Your visiting visa must still be valid when you apply to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.You need to submit your application 30 days before the TRV expires.
The eligibility criteria for a visitor visa extension may vary depending on the type of visa. Here are the usual ones –
It is recommended to apply for an extension at least 30 days before the current visa expires to allow sufficient time for processing. The extension of a tourist visa may require a different application process. In most cases, applicants must fill out paperwork, submit supporting evidence, and pay a fee before moving on.
Time taken for visitor visa extension renewal can take several weeks to several months for the application to be processed and a decision to be made. Our expert advisors can advise you on the precise documentation and application processes needed to extend your tourist visa.
A professional consultant can provide guidance on the necessary forms and documentation, help to ensure that the application is complete and accurate, and advocate on behalf of the applicant in the event of any issues or complications. They can also provide information on alternative options if the extension is not approved.