Do you want to apply to extend your stay in Canada? The following will apply to most people who initially enter Canada as a visitor using a visitor visa (i.e., temporary resident visa), an electronic travel authorization (eTA), or a valid passport or travel document.
If you’re now in a situation where you wish to stay longer, you’ll need to apply for a visitor record. LIVIN immigration services Edmonton is here to help you learn what this is and how it can help you extend your stay.
What is a Visitor Record?
A visitor record is a document that gives you status as a visitor in Canada. It allows you to stay longer than your original travel document permitted, and it includes a new expiry date. This new date is when you must leave Canada by.
When Should You Apply for a Visitor Record?
You must apply for a visitor record before your current status expires. LIVIN Immigration Services in Edmonton recommends applying online for best results.
When you apply online, you avoid courier fees and mail delivery time as your application is submitted instantly. You also ensure that your application is processed more quickly as a result. Additionally, the online form will check to make sure your application is complete, and if necessary, you’ll be able to submit additional documents. You’ll also be able to get updates on the status of your application directly in your online account.
How Do You Apply for a Visitor Record?
1. Gather necessary information
To apply for a visitor record online, you’ll need a scanner or camera to create electronic copies of your documents as well as a debit or credit card.
2. Read the instruction guide
Prior to applying online, read the instruction guide before completing your application. It will help you understand how to complete each field on the form. For any Venezuelan passport holders, there may be additional steps you’ll need to take when filling out your application.
3. Prepare your answers for the online tool
An online tool will help create a personalized document checklist for you using a series of questions that you will answer.
· The first question will ask, “What would you like to do in Canada?” Select the answer, “Visit.”
· Another question will ask, “What is your current country/territory of residence?” Select the answer, “Canada.”
4. Create your online account or sign in
Create an account to submit your application, pay your fees, and check your application status. If you find you’re unable to apply online because of a disability or issue with the online application, then you can submit a paper application.
Are you looking to extend your stay in Canada? Do you need additional support with your visa applications? Look no further than LIVIN Immigration Services. Our immigration consultants in Edmonton are happy to provide all the immigration services you need to choose Canada and live your dream.
Contact us for more information.