Study Visa Application in Canada
Once you have verified that you should apply for a study permit and you have received a letter of admission to an educational institution in Canada, please follow these steps to submit a complete application:
Check the processing times
Find out how long it takes to process a standard study permit application at this office so you will know how far in advance to apply. Please note that this is not a guarantee. You are urged to apply early to avoid disappointment.
Determine how you will apply
There are two ways to apply:
To apply online you must have access to a scanner or camera to create electronic copies of your documents for uploading and have a valid credit card for payment. Determine your eligibility and apply online.
Apply on paper
Download the application kit and read the instruction guide
The instruction guide contains important information about study permits and instructions to help you complete your application. Read the guide carefully and use the document checklist. Your application may be returned or refused if you do not provide all the requested information, documents and fees.
Pay the processing fee
Refer to the fee schedule for the cost to apply for a study permit and how to pay. The processing fee is non-refundable in all cases.
Submit your application and supporting documents
Apply online or submit your application in person at a visa application centre (VAC)
Submit your application package (forms, fees and supporting documents) according to the guidelines for submitting an application at this office.