How Do Canadian Visa Extensions Work?

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Perhaps you are on a leisurely trip in Canada, visiting your family, studying your program of interest, or working temporarily, circumstances may change and you may want to either change your conditions in Canada or extend your trip.

Applying for an extension is not at all uncommon and as a matter of fact is one of the most requested kinds of visas in Canada. However, the application process for such an extension can be considerably complicated resulting in many applicants not obtaining their desired request. It is for that reason it is recommended to seek the advise of an immigration professional.

Once an individual is in Canada you will have a defined period of time which you are legally allowed to stay in the country. Additionally, you may have terms or conditions which allow you to work or study.

If one would like to extend their stay or change their conditions, you may do so from inside Canada. However, the acceptance of such a request depends on how thoroughly the applications has been followed as well as the case the individual has presented to justify their stay. Many have met with rejection upon their request due to such criteria not being met.

Who is a Canadian Visa Extension for?

An application to change conditions or extend your stay is made by individuals who are already in Canada. They include:

A Canadian visa extension is for individuals who at the time of the application have valid status in the country.

What to ask a licensed Canadian immigration professional about the Visa Extension?

Not all immigration professionals are created equal.   Often we’ve noticed that Canadian Visa Extensions are rejected because the right questions were not discussed.

Here are some very important questions you want to ask any person you are planning on hiring to help you with your Canadian Visa Extensions application.

  • How long before ones status expires must you make an application?
  • What would happen if his or her visa expires to remain in Canada after an visa extension application has been submitted?
  • From where would an application have to be submitted if one wanted to study or work in Canada?

The immigration professional should have no problems answer those important questions for you.

Why Contact My Visa Source for an Assessment?

Here at My Visa Source, the professionals understand that life circumstances change and that it is not out of the norm for one to want to change their conditions or extend his or her stay in Canada.

It can be daunting to want to change employers, institution of study or even extend your stay in the country when you have already gone through the trouble of obtaining an initial approval. However, we can help guide you and make the transition smooth and successful.

What to do next

Getting started is simple, just fill out our Assessment Form, or call us at 1-888-368-4608 for an assessment of your immigration matter.