If you are a visitor, worker or student in Canada and have lost your status, you may be eligible to apply for a restoration of status. This can happen for a variety of reasons with Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees Canada. Most commonly, status is lost because action is not taken before a deadline or expiry of a work permit, visitor visa, or study permit. This happens because of the long processing times with IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. A common example would be a student upon graduation working on an open work permit. If they are in the process of applying for permanent residency and received an unanticipated denial of permanent residency, they will need to take appropriate action before their status expires. This is common because PR processing times can exceed 6 months at times. This is why it is crucial to seek professional counsel from a registered immigration consultant well before your deadline so you can set in action an appropriate plan to avoid any interruptions in your visit to Canada, your work in Canada, or your studies.

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There are many eligibility requirements to successfully apply for a restoration of status and they are listed on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website under the Government of Canada. One such important deadline is that you must apply within 90 days of losing your status. If you are about to lose your temporary status in Canada or have lost your status, CIVS may be able to help you to apply for restoration of your status in Canada. Immigration consultants at CIVS are trained and registered to navigate the complex immigration system in Canada to minimize interruptions with your work, studies, or visit in Canada. There are many approaches and techniques we’ve utilized to help thousands of clients maximize their length of stay in Canada and find an appropriate and effective pathway to temporary residency or permanent immigration to Canada.

Book a free consultation with us if you are looking to restore your temporary status. We will take the time to answer your questions, review your file and generate all possible and appropriate pathways forward for you to remain or return to Canada to resume your work, studies, or visit.

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