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How long does it take to renew a visitor visa to Canada if applied within Canada?

Old May 9th 2003, 4:51 pm
  #16  
Rita
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Default Re: How long does it take to renew a visitor visa to Canada if applied within Canada?

First of all, thank you, Mr. Andrew Miller.
After I've done some research, I realized I can only renew my visitor
visa outside Canada. Now my question is, is it possible for me to
renew my multiple visitor visa in person in Buffalo's visa office? If
so, how long will it take? What are the odds of a successful renewal?



[email protected] (NorthernLigths25) wrote in message news:...
    > The best way if she is in real rush, is to go to her nearest CIC office for
    > assistance.
    >
    > >Subject: Re: How long does it take to renew a visitor visa to Canada if
    > >applied within Canada?
    > >From: "Mic Wang" [email protected]
    > >Date: 5/9/03 9:49 PM Atlantic Standard Time
    > >Message-id:
    > >
    > >Hi guys:
    > >
    > > I am Rita's friend and on behalf from Rita, thank you very much for the
    > >input.
    > >Actually, she is currently in Canada and will think about go to Japan in May
    > >31
    > >Her student visa permit will be expired in Sept, 03, but unfortunalty her
    > >visitor visa
    > >was expired since Oct, 02. She couldn't apply Japan visitor visa now
    > >because she
    > >doesn't have vaild canadian visitor visa. The question is will she be
    > >possible to renew her visitor
    > >visa (I think it will consider RENEW, not EXTEND, since it's already
    > >expired, but I am not too sure about
    > >the term and procedure) while in Canada? or she has to leave the contury to
    > >renew (re-apply) visitor visa once again?
    > >If she needs to leave the contury to renew (re-apply) visitor visa, can she
    > >go to visa office in Buffalo, NY since it closest to
    > >her or else where? If that can be done, how long it's gonna take? is any
    > >risk involve? Although she has US visitor visa but
    > >she was afraid she couldn't return to Canada if somehow her canada visitor
    > >visa will be rejected...
    > >
    > >Any advise and suggestion? Thank you very much...She is kind of in rush now
    > >and worry..
    > >
    > >Mic
    > >
    > >"Andrew Miller" wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]...
    > >> But the question was not about extension of stay - it was about visitor
    > visa
    > >> renewal. Thus you've mislead Rita with your erroneous answer. Simply -
    > wrong
    > >> answer. It doesn't matter that you quoted exactly what CIC website says if
    > >> such quote doesn't apply to the question asked, period.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >>
    > >> ../..
    > >>
    > >> Andrew Miller
    > >> Immigration Consultant
    > >> Vancouver, British Columbia
    > >> email: [email protected]
    > >> (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > >> ________________________________
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "NorthernLigths25" wrote in message
    > >> news:[email protected]...
    > >> > I simply quoted CIC website,
    > >> > http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/applications/visitor.html
    > >> >
    > >> > And exactly what it means by quoting directly from website, if it means
    > >> > extension of stay then it;s for extension of stay.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > >ubject: Re: How long does it take to renew a visitor visa to Canada if
    > >> > >applied within Canada?
    > >> > >From: "Andrew Miller" [email protected]
    > >> > >Date: 5/9/03 8:47 PM Atlantic Standard Time
    > >> > >Message-id:
    > >> > >
    > >> > >You have no idea what question was all about. Rita asked how to renew
    > her
    > >> > >visa, not how to obtain extension of stay. She has student permit valid
    > >> > >through September thus she can stay here that long regardless
    > expiration
    > of
    > >> > >her visitor visa. But she wants to travel to Japan in May - thus she
    > will
    > >> > >need new visitor visa to return to Canada as student permit is not
    > valid
    > for
    > >> > >re-entry. And visitor visas can only be applied for and issued outside
    > >> > >Canada.
    > >> > >
    > >> > >Please refrain from giving any immigration advice as you obviously have
    > no
    > >> > >idea about the difference between visitor visa and extension of stay.
    > >> > >
    > >> > >--
    > >> > >
    > >> > >../..
    > >> > >
    > >> > >Andrew Miller
    > >> > >Immigration Consultant
    > >> > >Vancouver, British Columbia
    > >> > >email: [email protected]
    > >> > >(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > >> > >________________________________
    > >> > >
    > >> > >
    > >> > >"NorthernLigths25" wrote in message
    > >> > >news:[email protected]...
    > >> > >> This is according to CIC.
    > >> > >>
    > >> > >> "This application is for temporary residents who are already in
    > Canada
    > as
    > >> > >> visitors, students or workers, and wish to extend their stay, change
    > the
    > >> > >> conditions of their stay, change their type of temporary status, or
    > correct
    > >> > >> problems with their status. It is important to apply for the
    > extension
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
 
Old May 9th 2003, 5:44 pm
  #17  
Andrew Miller
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Default Re: How long does it take to renew a visitor visa to Canada if applied within Canada?

Yes, you can to it in person. As for the chances - as long as you have valid
student permit, are still attending the school you were granted student
permit for and circumstances warranting issuance of that permit and your old
visitor visa remain unchanged then your chances are very good.

--

../..

Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
________________________________


"Rita" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > First of all, thank you, Mr. Andrew Miller.
    > After I've done some research, I realized I can only renew my visitor
    > visa outside Canada. Now my question is, is it possible for me to
    > renew my multiple visitor visa in person in Buffalo's visa office? If
    > so, how long will it take? What are the odds of a successful renewal?
    > [email protected] (NorthernLigths25) wrote in message
news:...
    > > The best way if she is in real rush, is to go to her nearest CIC office
for
    > > assistance.
    > >
    > > >Subject: Re: How long does it take to renew a visitor visa to Canada if
    > > >applied within Canada?
    > > >From: "Mic Wang" [email protected]
    > > >Date: 5/9/03 9:49 PM Atlantic Standard Time
    > > >Message-id:

    > > >
    > > >Hi guys:
    > > >
    > > > I am Rita's friend and on behalf from Rita, thank you very much for
the
    > > >input.
    > > >Actually, she is currently in Canada and will think about go to Japan
in May
    > > >31
    > > >Her student visa permit will be expired in Sept, 03, but unfortunalty
her
    > > >visitor visa
    > > >was expired since Oct, 02. She couldn't apply Japan visitor visa now
    > > >because she
    > > >doesn't have vaild canadian visitor visa. The question is will she be
    > > >possible to renew her visitor
    > > >visa (I think it will consider RENEW, not EXTEND, since it's already
    > > >expired, but I am not too sure about
    > > >the term and procedure) while in Canada? or she has to leave the
contury to
    > > >renew (re-apply) visitor visa once again?
    > > >If she needs to leave the contury to renew (re-apply) visitor visa, can
she
    > > >go to visa office in Buffalo, NY since it closest to
    > > >her or else where? If that can be done, how long it's gonna take? is
any
    > > >risk involve? Although she has US visitor visa but
    > > >she was afraid she couldn't return to Canada if somehow her canada
visitor
    > > >visa will be rejected...
    > > >
    > > >Any advise and suggestion? Thank you very much...She is kind of in rush
now
    > > >and worry..
    > > >
    > > >Mic
    > > >
    > > >"Andrew Miller" wrote in message
    > > >news:[email protected]...
    > > >> But the question was not about extension of stay - it was about
visitor
    > > visa
    > > >> renewal. Thus you've mislead Rita with your erroneous answer.
Simply -
    > > wrong
    > > >> answer. It doesn't matter that you quoted exactly what CIC website
says if
    > > >> such quote doesn't apply to the question asked, period.
    > > >>
    > > >> --
    > > >>
    > > >> ../..
    > > >>
    > > >> Andrew Miller
    > > >> Immigration Consultant
    > > >> Vancouver, British Columbia
    > > >> email: [email protected]
    > > >> (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > > >> ________________________________
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> "NorthernLigths25" wrote in message
    > > >> news:[email protected]...
    > > >> > I simply quoted CIC website,
    > > >> > http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/applications/visitor.html
    > > >> >
    > > >> > And exactly what it means by quoting directly from website, if it
means
    > > >> > extension of stay then it;s for extension of stay.
    > > >> >
    > > >> >
    > > >> > >ubject: Re: How long does it take to renew a visitor visa to
Canada if
    > > >> > >applied within Canada?
    > > >> > >From: "Andrew Miller" [email protected]
    > > >> > >Date: 5/9/03 8:47 PM Atlantic Standard Time
    > > >> > >Message-id:
    > > >> > >
    > > >> > >You have no idea what question was all about. Rita asked how to
renew
    > > her
    > > >> > >visa, not how to obtain extension of stay. She has student permit
valid
    > > >> > >through September thus she can stay here that long regardless
    > > expiration
    > > of
    > > >> > >her visitor visa. But she wants to travel to Japan in May - thus
she
    > > will
    > > >> > >need new visitor visa to return to Canada as student permit is not
    > > valid
    > > for
    > > >> > >re-entry. And visitor visas can only be applied for and issued
outside
    > > >> > >Canada.
    > > >> > >
    > > >> > >Please refrain from giving any immigration advice as you obviously
have
    > > no
    > > >> > >idea about the difference between visitor visa and extension of
stay.
    > > >> > >
    > > >> > >--
    > > >> > >
    > > >> > >../..
    > > >> > >
    > > >> > >Andrew Miller
    > > >> > >Immigration Consultant
    > > >> > >Vancouver, British Columbia
    > > >> > >email: [email protected]
    > > >> > >(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > > >> > >________________________________
    > > >> > >
    > > >> > >
    > > >> > >"NorthernLigths25" wrote in message
    > > >> > >news:[email protected]...
    > > >> > >> This is according to CIC.
    > > >> > >>
    > > >> > >> "This application is for temporary residents who are already in
    > > Canada
    > > as
    > > >> > >> visitors, students or workers, and wish to extend their stay,
change
    > > the
    > > >> > >> conditions of their stay, change their type of temporary status,
or
    > > correct
    > > >> > >> problems with their status. It is important to apply for the
    > > extension
    > > >> >
    > > >> >
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
 
Old May 11th 2003, 3:58 am
  #18  
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Rita,
Ignore the advice of Northern lights. Andrew Miller is right. I have a friend who on finishing his M.Sc at U of T got accepted for a PhD program. On expiration of his earlier study permit and visitor visa (they usually expire simultaneously),he sent all his new acceptance letters etc to Vegreville and was given a new 4-year study permit. To obtain a new visitor visa, this is what he did;

To accompanying the new multiple entry visa application, he sent originals of all his new four-year study permit, admission/acceptance letters, letter of funding, letter from school's registrar office that he is indeed registered for the PhD program and he also wrote a signed letter addressed to the Canadian consulate stating that his reason for appling for a new multiple entry visa was to enable him travel in and out of Canada during the duration of his program.

He sent all this by express mail to the New York Consulate (and not Buffalo, although you can also send to Buffalo if you like). The choice of New York was informed by the fact that the processing time at Buffalo might be longer considering that they seem to have a lot of work on their hands.

He was indeed right. Exactly three weeks later, he received his passport back with a four-year multiple entry visa with an expiry date that coincides with the expiry date of his new four year study permit.

Unless you have a compelling reason to be in the US in person and/or was invited for an interview, you can send the new visitor visa application by mail to any of the Canadian consulates that offers visitor visa services in the US if you are currently in Canada legally on either a work or study permit.

The only "problem" regarding Rita's case is that since her study permit expires in September, she would probably only be issued with a new visitor visa that will also expire in September unless if she can persuade the Consulate for a longer period of time. Apart from that, I believe that her chances are good. Good Luck.
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