Applications for extension of authorization to remain in Canada as a temporary resident - R181 and R305(1)

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Processing and collection of fee (before February 6, 2014): $75 per individual

Processing and collection of fee (on or after February 6, 2014): $100 per individual

Processing and collection of fee guidelines resulting from the fee changes (effective February 6, 2014)

Fee exemptions
Please refer to the Coding Handbook.

A completed Application for an Extension of Authorization to Remain in Canada as a Temporary Resident together with the appropriate fee will initiate processing. Unless the client is fee-exempt, the fee must be submitted with the application. If the client is fee-exempt, the appropriate fee exemption code will be noted on the application and entered into the processing system.

Where a student’s request for extension is refused, but they are granted temporary resident status instead and documented as such, the fee for the initial request will be applied to the temporary resident status application and the difference will be refunded. It must be remembered that “student” status is a form of temporary resident status.

In cases involving temporary resident permits, officers should refer to the section on Temporary Resident Permits. It is to be noted that under IRPA, there is no provision for the “extension” of temporary resident permits. As the expiry date for a permit approaches, the client is expected to apply for a new permit to maintain their status and pay the associated fee if they wish to extend their stay in Canada. The term “extension” has been changed to “subsequent” to avoid confusion.

In a case where a decision is made to issue a temporary resident permit to a visitor who is out of status, the officer will indicate whether the fee was received or whether an exemption was applied by coding the appropriate box on the temporary resident permit form.

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