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Canada Visa Guidelines

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For all the international students planning to study in Canada, the Canadian government issues a valid study permit which is valid for the length of student's study program with an extended period of 90 days. These extra 90 days lets the student to prepare to leave Canada or apply for extend stay. Take a look at the steps to be followed while applying for the Canadian study permit.

Steps to apply for a Canadian Study permit-


Requirements for Canadian Study permit application

  • An offer letter/ acceptance letter from Designated Learning Institution (DIL)
  • Valid travel document such as passport

Apply for study permit online via Citizenship and Immigration Canada's (CIC) website

Canada Study Visa Application fee: CAD 150+85 (Biometric charges)*. (Subject to Change)


Secure supporting documents and submit the application to Canada High Commission's website wherein documents include:

  • a. Offer letter/ letter of acceptance
  • b. Complete GIC process & payment of 1 year tuition fees
  • c. Provide English Language proficiency result such as IELTS, TOFEL.

*The list of documents might vary depending on each student's course and qualification*
Visit your nearest SIEC branch to know more about the list of documents.


Undergo the medical test at specific centres assigned by Canada High Commission


Receive biometrics submission request


Visit VFS Global centre for biometrics submission


Submit Statement of Purpose (SOP)/ Letter of Explanation (LOE)


Receive passport verification request.


Send original passport and pay the processing charge for the same


Once approved, receive passport with visa stamp on it

Note: It's mandatory for students to purchase health cover prior to submission of the visa application. However, there is an option to choose between health cover provided by university or any other private health cover scheme.

For more details, schedule a free counselling session with the career experts at SIEC.

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