Application to Remain in Canada as a Temporary Resident Permit Holder

Use this application if you are already in Canada on a temporary resident permit and you want to:

  • apply for another temporary resident permit so you can stay longer
  • change the conditions of your stay
  • change your type of temporary status
  • correct problems with your status

It is important to apply before your current status expires.

This application package includes:

How to use this application package

Read the instruction guide to help you fill out your application.

  1. Fill out, sign and date your application forms.
  2. Pay the fees.
  3. Mail your application.


  • Use the Application to Change Conditions, Extend My Stay or Remain in Canada as a Visitor or Temporary Resident Permit Holder [IMM 5708]. You can fill it out and save it on a computer. You will need Adobe Reader 10 or higher. You must also turn on JavaScript.
  • 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 your application.
  • Trouble downloading? Right-click the link and select “Save Target As....” You can also find out more about downloading files in the Help Centre.

To make sure you submit all the pages:

  1. Click the "Validate" button. This button is at the top and bottom of the form.

    Note: Validate the form before you print it. This will help make sure that you have answered all the questions. It will help 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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