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Study Permit Extension Canada

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Study Permit Extension

 As we all know a valid study permit is a mandatory document for an international student pursuing studies in Canada. However, there are times when a student takes longer than the stipulated time to complete his/her program of study. Also, there are occasions when the students transfer to a program of study that has a longer duration. Here, the need for study permit extension might arise.

When to Extend your study permit?

  Following are two circumstances in which an international student needs to extend the study permit in Canada:

  • If the student has already completed the program of study and has received a letter of acceptance for another program.
  • If the student is unable to complete the program within the designated time of the program of study.

To avoid any hassle, it is highly recommended to apply for the extension at least 3 to 4 months before the expiry of the current Study Permit. 

Consequences of applying for extension closer to the date of expiry of your current visa

Nevertheless, while your Study Permit is still valid, you can apply for an extension. The major drawback of applying for extending a student visa closer to the expiry date of your permit is that you will be on “implied status”. It means you can  neither work nor study, once your current study visa expires. You will be left with only two choices:

  • Apply for restoration of status within 90 days. This can be a hard task.
  • Leave Canada and put a fresh application for a study permit from your home country.

How to Extend Study Permit in Canada?

For Canadian study permit extension, the international student must electronically apply for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Please be advised to submit your application online unless otherwise specified. This is because the Government of Canada mostly prefers temporary resident applications from within Canada to be made electronically. These applications are the ones:

  • Applied for temporary resident permit extension from within Canada
  • For study and work permits applied from inside Canada
  • Renewal of study or work permit from within Canada

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If you apply on paper

You need to fill and validate the required forms. Include the necessary supporting documents along with the application fees, and send the package to the authorized mailing address of IRCC. 

What are the documents required for study permit extension?

  • Properly filled application form (by IRCC) for the change of conditions, an extension of stay in Canada as a student.
  • A valid passport
  • Your certificate of enrollment of your current program of study
  • Letter of acceptance for the new program of study you are enrolled in.
  • Proof of Financial Support: You should be able to provide documents in support of the fact that you have enough funds to cover yourself while you are studying in Canada. The funds demonstrated to allow you to cover your expenses such as tuition fees for first-year and also the cost of living.
  • Recent digital photo of you
  • Client information — This is a kind of cover letter to your application explaining your reason to stay and study in Canada. This is an optional document. You can also attach additional documents to support your reasons stated.

How much is the Application Fee for extending the study visa?

When applying for an extension of your Study Permit, you have to pay $150 as your application fee. You can always check the updated fee structure at www.canada.ca 

What is the Processing Time?

The processing time for a Study Permit extension is approximately 56 days. However, due to the impacts of COVId-19, the IRCC staff is not able to process the applications within the normal standard time. However, you can check the standard time for the processing of your application at www.canada.ca 

Study Permit Extension in Quebec

If an international student is seeking to extend the study permit, then he should have:

If a student aspires to continue with his/her studies in Quebec after the expiry of their CAQ, then they must apply for a new CAQ from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI). 

Other Conditions Required while studying in Canada

Once your study permit extension is approved you must continue complying with the following requirements to maintain the validity of your visa:
  • Stay enrolled at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI)
  • Advance towards the completion of the program pursued
  • Abide by the conditions set out on your study permit
  • Leave Canada, as soon as your permit expires or apply for restoration of status before its expiry.
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