Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced that effective May 29, 2012, clients from visa required countries residing in Canada and holding a valid study or work permit may apply for a new Temporary Resident Visa at the new Case Processing Pilot office in Ottawa.
Eligibility to apply from within Canada
To apply to the Ottawa processing office, you must be:
- A legally admitted temporary resident (student or temporary foreign worker only) in Canada with a Canadian residential address
- Your current temporary resident status is still valid, and your existing Temporary Resident Visa is expired and/or was valid for only one entry
- You require a new temporary resident visa to return to Canada in the near future.
How to Apply for a New Temporary Resident Visa – Applicants in Canada (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
Applying for a Temporary Resident Visa (SFU International Services for Students)
At this time, processing times have not yet been established. Once this update is available, this information will be posted on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
Note: The in-Canada application process is different from typical applications made outside of Canada. We strongly recommend that applicants read the information at both of the above links, to ensure they have the most up-to-date information on these changes. If you have travel plans and are not sure how to proceed in securing your immigration documents, please meet with an International Student Advisor. Refer to our Advising page for the updated summer schedule.