Can I extend my stay as a visitor in Canada?
If you want to extend your stay in Canada, you should apply at least 30 days before your status expires.
For the steps to apply, see How to apply to extend your stay as a visitor..
What happens if you stay longer than 6 months in Canada?
If you entered Canada and you did not need a visa but want to stay longer, you must apply for an extension and pay a fee. This must be done from inside Canada. You should apply for an extension at least 30 days before your status expires – usually 6 months from the day you entered Canada.
How often can I enter Canada as a visitor?
While valid, a multiple entry visa will let you travel to Canada for six months at a time as many times as you want. It will be valid for up to 10 years or one month before your passport expires, whichever is shorter. You must arrive in Canada on or before the expiry date on your visa.
What happens if you overstay your visa in Canada?
As per Canada’s Official Website, people who overstay in Canada may be Inadmissible. Inadmissible people will be denied visa or Electronic Travel Authorization, refused entry or removed from Canada. This will be under failure to comply with any provision of IRPA (Immigration and Refugee Protection Act).
How long does it take to extend visitor visa in Canada?
Online applications take 103 days to process on average, while paper applications take 111 days.
How many times can you extend your stay in Canada?
There is no statutory limit on the number of times a person can extend visitor status. Instead, the officer will consider the history of the applicant, the purpose of the visit, and whether there is a valid reason to continue visiting.