my mom has been in Canada since Jan 2020 on a tourist visa. Due to covid and closed borders we have been extending her stay by asking for a visitor record(so far she had 2 records of 6 month each). My mother wants to go to France for one month to visit my brother and then come back to canada.

The question is, after staying for almost 2 years in canada as a tourist( whith tourist visa + visitor record * 2 ), will she be able to enter again Canada one month after leaving or should she wait more time before coming back not to have problems with the immigration ?

If this information could help, I'm a PR in Canada, my mom is from north africa and she's vaccinated.


  • Borders are opening up again, the need for an extended stay as a visitor is vanishing. What is her home country and are its borders open? When does her visitor record status expire? I suspect that her chances of being readmitted to Canada as a visitor just one month after exiting following a very lengthy stay are slim to none, and that she will likely need to spend a period of say at least 6 months out of Canada before she can hope to return. It may help you get better answers if you provided more information about her situation and why she wants to return
    – Traveller
    Oct 16 at 8:03
  • Thanks for your answer @Traveller. She is 60+ years old and divorced and has no close family in her home country. Before covid she usually spendt 6 months in canada and 6 months abroad. She wants to return because she(and myself) is affraid that the border in her home country closes again and she might end up alone there for a long time. Oct 16 at 9:16
  • Has you considered applying for a super visa canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/… It has to be done outside Canada. Sounds like your mum would have a hard time convincing an immigration officer that she has ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take her back to her home country if she tries to enter as an ordinary visitor again without a long gap
    – Traveller
    Oct 16 at 10:04

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