Immigration Documents: After you Arrive

Extend your family members' documents

When extending immigration documents for your family members (e.g. work permit or visitor status for your spouse; visitor status or study permits for your children), please keep the following tips in mind:

  • All dependants (including children) require their own immigration documents.
  • Immigration status documents (e.g. study permit, work permit, visitor record) must be extended before their expiry date
  • If your family member(s) entered Canada as visitors and do not hold immigration status documents, they are still required to apply to extend their stay in Canada before their visitor status expires. Visit the IRCC website for more information.
    • Visitor documents may include a stamp/markings in the passport or a visitor record (looks like a study permit).  Your family member(s) might not have received a stamp in their passport.  
  • You can apply to extend yours and your family members' immigration documents online via the IRCC website
  • Pay the appropriate fee for each family member.