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Legal Documents: What Documents Does McGill Need from You?

Legal Documents: What Documents Does McGill Need from You?

Follow the instructions in the first row of this table that apply to you. Send clear, legible copies of documents (not originals).

Quebec and Canadian Out-of-Province Students
You have applied to McGill directly from CEGEP or you already have a student record at McGill
  • Usually no documents are required for your Canadian and/or Quebec status, based on McGill’s records or as confirmed by the Quebec Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS)
You have applied to McGill from another Quebec university
  • Canadian birth certificate; or Canadian citizenship card (both sides); or Certificate of Indian status card; or Makivik Society card; or Record of Permanent Resident status (Note 3)
  • For your Quebec residency status, usually no documents are required, unless McGill cannot confirm this from the Quebec Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS)
You were born in Quebec
  • Quebec birth certificate (Note 1 and 5)
  • Permanent Code Data Form (Note 2 and 6)
You were born (or became a Landed Immigrant) in a Canadian province other than Quebec
  • Canadian birth certificate; or Canadian citizenship card (both sides); or Certificate of Indian status card; or Makivik Society card; or Record of Permanent Resident status (Note 3)
  • Permanent Code Data Form (Note 2 and 6)
You are a Quebec resident through one of the other situations outlined by the Quebec Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS)
  • Canadian birth certificate; or Canadian citizenship card (both sides); or Certificate of Indian status card; or Makivik Society card; or Record of Permanent Resident status (Note 3)
  • Permanent Code Data Form (Note 2 and 6)
  • Attestation of Residency in Quebec Form (Note 6)
  • Other supporting documents, depending on which situation you checked on the above Attestation of Residency Form
International Students
You will be in Canada for less than 6 months (i.e., for only one academic semester)
  • Visitors Permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada at your port of entry into Canada
  • Photo page of your passport and the page stamped by Citizenship and Immigration Canada at your port of entry
  • Permanent Code Data Form (Note 2 and 6)
You will be in Canada for more than 6 months (i.e., for two or more consecutive academic semesters)
  • Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec (CAQ)
  • Permanent Code Data Form (Note 2 and 6)
  • Study Permit issued by Immigration Canada (Note 4)
Note 1: You may alternatively provide your Quebec baptismal certificate if it was issued prior to January 1, 1994, and clearly shows where you were born and that your baptism in Quebec occurred no more than four months after your date of birth.
Note 2: Your signed Permanent Code Data Form is usually required. If the names of your parents appear on your birth certificate, or if you have already provided McGill with your Permanent Code, you do not need to supply this form.
Note 3: Your Canadian Permanent Resident status can be proved by a copy of your Immigration Canada IMM 5292 document together with your Canadian Permanent Resident card (copy of both sides required). Alternatively, you may provide your IMM 1000 document along with your Permanent Resident card (copy of both sides required).
Note 4: If you are a refugee, you should instead provide your Convention Refugee status document.
Note 5: Usually McGill needs your birth certificate to prove your place of birth in Quebec. If you already have a valid Quebec Permanent Code, but McGill is still charging you Canadian fees, McGill will accept as proof that you qualify for Quebec residency a copy of your Canadian passport that indicates your birth place as being within the province of Quebec.
Note 6: You can find links to download and print the Permanent Code Data and Attestation of Quebec Residency forms at www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments/forms.

Fee Exemptions

Fee Exemptions

Students in certain categories may be eligible to claim an exemption from the international rate of tuition fees according to the regulations set by the Quebec Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS).

If you are eligible for one of the exemption categories you are assessed at the Quebec rate of tuition. You can find a list of categories and the required application form at www.mcgill.ca/student-records/fees/exemption and also at Enrolment Services. An exemption will not be granted unless you submit the application form along with your supporting documents to Enrolment Services.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)