Change / Extension of Visa status
In Canada, there are many different kinds of status under which worker can work or visitor is allowed to stay. We do provide assistance in changing the status of some of these
- Student Visa Extension
- Work Permit Extension
- Visitor Visa Extension
- Restoration status
You need to extend your study permit at least 30 days before it expires. The expiry date is in the top right corner of your permit. You can’t extend your study permit beyond the expiry date on your passport.
If you apply before your permit expires, you can stay in Canada under the same conditions as your current study permit until you get a decision.
You should apply to extend your study permit if you plan to travel outside Canada and your permit will expire while you are travelling.
If your study permit expires, and you haven’t applied for an extension, you must leave Canada.
If you want to extend your stay in Canada as a worker, check the expiry date on your work permit, and make sure you apply before that date. Complete the Application to Change Conditions or Extend Your Stay in Canada at least 30 days before your current permit expires.
You must apply to extend your work permit if you want to stay in Canada for any of the following reasons:
Your job is extended or changes
If your job is extended or changes, you must apply to extend or change the conditions of your existing work permit before it expires.
You are offered a different job in Canada
If you are offered a different job in Canada, you must apply for a new work permit.
Do not start your new job without a new work permit.
If you want to extend your stay in Canada, you must apply to do so. Check your temporary resident status to make sure you apply before the expiry date. This will be on your stamp in your passport or, if you do not have a stamp in your passport, 6 months from the day you entered Canada. You should apply 30 days before your status expires.
If a visitor, worker or student has lost their status, they may apply to reinstate or restore their status
Note: This regulation only applies if the temporary resident has not been out of status for more than 90 days, and they have not failed to comply with the specified conditions.
Eligibility requirements for restoration of status
The applicant must
- apply within 90 days of having lost their status;
- meet the initial requirements for their stay;
- have not failed to comply with any other condition (e.g., working without being authorized to do so);
- meet the requirements of the class under which they are currently applying to be restored as a temporary resident