Restoration of Status

What is restoration of status?

As a temporary resident to Canada, you only have a designated period of time for your authorized stay in Canada. When the designated period is about to be over, you will need to either prepare for your leave, or to restore your status within 90 days of the expiry date of your Temporary Resident Visa. This process is known as restoration of status. This is an important point to note, as many people mistakenly assume that the 90-day restoration period only starts when a person’s work permit, visitor record, or study permit expires.  Rather, it is when their temporary resident status expires, which includes implied status.

Let’s take a look at these commonly asked questions to find out more about restoration of status.

How do I apply for the restoration of status?

You must apply online. Of course, you need to include several convincing documents as well. Also the restoration of status covers one person at a time. Therefore, if you have family members who have lost their status, they must apply separately.

Am I eligible to continue working or studying during the restoration?

Foreign nationals applying for restoration have lost their status and may not continue to work or attend school until their status has been restored and a new work or study permit has been issued.

What if they refuse my restoration application?

If they refuse your application, you need to leave Canada immediately or you can discuss your options with ICGCI to ensure favorable outcomes.

At ICGCI, we may help you with advice and filing of your application for restoration of status. Call us at +1 (604) 719-8200, or email us at to learn how we can help in your specific case!

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    Immigration Consultants Group Canada Incorporation (ICGCI) is a trusted Canadian immigration consultancy firm located in Vancouver, BC.

    Vancouver Office

    1861 Welch St, North Vancouver, BC V7P 1B7


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