Application to Change Conditions or Extend Your Stay in Canada as a Visitor

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This application package includes:

Use this application if you are a temporary resident who is already in Canada as a visitor and you want to:

  • extend your stay,
  • change the conditions of your stay or
  • correct problems with your status.

It is important to apply for the change before your current status expires.

New: You now have two options to apply to change conditions or extend your stay in Canada as a visitor.

Option 1

Option 2

  • Read the Instruction Guide and download the application forms.
  • Fill out, sign and date your application forms.
  • Pay the fees. There are two ways you can pay:
    1. online (preferred option) or
    2. at a financial institution in Canada.

    For option 2:

    • We will need to mail you an original receipt. It may take two to three weeks to arrive.
    • Bring this receipt to pay your fees at the bank or wire service. They will keep one section and give the rest back to you.
    • Send one section with your application and keep the other for your records.
  • Mail your completed application to the Case Processing Centre in Vegreville, Alberta.

Help for option 2

  • Use the Application to Change Conditions, Extend my Stay or Remain in Canada as a Visitor or Temporary Permit Holder [IMM 5708]. You can fill it out and save it using a computer. You will need Adobe Reader 10 or higher. You must also turn JavaScript on.
  • Filling out the form on a computer is easier than filling it out by hand. It reduces the risk of mistakes that can slow down the application process.
  • Having trouble downloading the form? Right-click the link and select “Save Target As ”

To make sure you submit all the pages of the form with your application package, follow these steps.

  1. Click the “Validate” button at the top or bottom of the form.

    Note: Validating the form before printing makes sure that you have answered all the questions. This will help you to avoid delays in processing your application.

  2. A last page with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be created.
  3. Print, sign and date the form.
  4. For best results:
    • print on white, bond-quality, non-glossy paper and
    • use a laser printer.
  5. Place the barcode page on top of your package. If you have more than one package, place a separate barcode page on each one.

Find out more about the barcode form.

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