Visitor visa (from inside Canada) - Paper

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Only valid study or work permit holders can apply for new temporary resident visas from inside Canada.

36 days

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Work permits and student permits are not visas. If you extend your work or study permit, IRCC will not automatically issue you a visitor visa. You must apply separately for a new visitor visa.

You can only apply for a visitor visa in Canada if you meet these requirements:

If you have already left Canada and need to apply for a new visitor visa then you have to follow the steps to apply for a visa from outside of Canada, not the steps to apply from inside Canada. 

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