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Canadian Student Visa:
All international students are required to get Student Authorization (student visa) before leaving for Canada for studies. International students must meet the conditions of the Canadian Immigration regulations as well. Usually, it takes at least two months to process a student visa.
Student Visa Procedure:
In order to get a student visa, you need to submit a finished application form to the immigration officer of the Canadian Embassy and High Commission nearest you. There are certain documents that you may need to submit along with your student visa application.
- Completed student visa application form
- Completed questionnaire form for post graduate students and researchers
- Letter of acceptance from Canadian Institute you are going to join
- If you are going to study in province of Quebec institute, you must also have the Certificate of Acceptance from the province of Quebec
- IELTS scores
- Valid passport
- Bank Draft for visa processing fees
- Proof of funds
Once you have submitted the completed application form along with above documents, an immigration officer at Canadian embassy/ consulate/ high commission may ask for an interview.
Canadian high commission official may also ask for medical examination report, particularly if you are applying for a study programmed over six months duration. Once you go through all of these processes, your Student Authorization will be issued.
How to Apply for a Study Permit?
The officer will process your application for a Temporary Resident Visa as well as a Study Permit. You do not need a separate application.
Step 1: Collect the documents you need to apply.
Step 2: Complete the application for a Study Permit. Fill in the forms carefully and completely by following the instructions.
Step 3: Include the correct Processing Fee to apply for a Study Permit. The rate for processing an application for a study permit is $125.00 Cdn. This fee cannot be refunded if your application is refused or if you decide to withdraw your application. Verify acceptable methods of payment and the fee in local currency with the office where you submit your application.
Step 4: Make sure that your application is complete. Use the document checklist to ensure your application is complete.
Note: if your application is not signed, it will be returned to you unprocessed.
To see if you need to fill out any additional forms or provide any additional documents, consult the web site of the following Canadian Visa Offices:
- New Delhi, India
- Chandigarh, India
Step 5: Supply additional information or documents when requested by the Visa Office.
You must pass a medical exam if you:
- Come from a country with high health risks; or
- If you will be studying or working in a place where protection of public health is essential.
You will receive instructions on how to proceed with a medical examination if needed. If a medical examination is required, processing of your application could take at least three extra months.
Police Certificates/Certificate of Good Conduct:
If you have not already done so when submitting your application, a visa officer may request a police certificate to help verify your admissibility to Canada. Persons who have committed or been convicted of a crime or offence may be prohibited from entering Canada. Police agencies may do a criminal or security background check. These checks may be done for anyone 18 years of age and over applying for a Study Permit.