Apply for a new temporary resident visa from within Canada

2013 年 4 月 22 日8250

Apply for a new temporary resident visa from within Canada

If you are currently a temporary resident in Canada with valid status (that is, a valid study or work permit), you can now apply for a new temporary resident visa to return to Canada before you leave.

You can apply in Canada if you are:

If this does not apply to you, see our general instructions on How to Apply.

If this does apply to you, follow these steps:

1. Determine how you will apply

There are two ways you can apply:

Apply online

To apply online you must have access to a scanner or camera to create electronic copies of your documents for uploading and have a valid credit card for payment. Determine your eligibility and apply online.

Apply on paper

Please follow steps 2 to 4 below.

2. Get the application package

The package includes the application guide and all the forms you need to fill out. Download the application package.

Read the instructions on this page carefully before you complete and send the application form.

In addition, please note:

Be sure to provide the required documents as per the document checklist (IMM 5721 – Applicants in Canada). If you do not provide all the requested information or documents, your application may be delayed.

Each individual applicant must submit a completed temporary resident visa application form.

3. Pay your application fees

Notice: Financial institutions and credit card companies may require up to five days before they can validate your payment. Our office will not be able to process an application before the payment has been validated. You may wish to pay your application fees a few days before you send the complete application in order to speed up the processing of your application.

4. Submit your application

When you have completed the application forms, make sure that:

you sign and date them; and

all required documents and fees are included in the envelope.

Mailing instructions

Send your mail to:

Case Processing Pilot–Ottawa Office


In order to ensure the timely processing of your application:

Applications will be processed in the order they are received.

Processing times have not yet been established. Updates will be posted on the CIC website when available.

One of more of the following factors could delay the processing of your application:

Using a representative

You do not need a representative to apply to visit or immigrate to Canada. Whether you use a representative or not is a personal choice.

For more information on representatives, see selecting an immigration representative.

How-to video

Temporary Resident Visa Application Form (IMM5257) Video Guide

Application form

Apply to extend your stay as a visitor

Before you arrive

Find out what you can bring to Canada when you cross the border

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