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Legal Documents: What Documents Does McGill Need from You?

Legal Documents: What Documents Does McGill Need from You?

Revision, February 2012. Start of revision.

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 of the card); or Certificate of Indian status card; or Makivik Society card; or valid Canadian Record of Permanent Resident status (Note 3); or valid Canadian Permanent Resident card (both sides of the card)
  • 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 (Notes 1 and 5)
  • Permanent Code Data Form (Notes 2 and 6)
You were born in (or are a Landed Immigrant from) a Canadian province other than Quebec
  • Canadian birth certificate; or Canadian citizenship card (both sides of the card); or Certificate of Indian status card; or Makivik Society card; or valid Canadian Record of Permanent Resident status (Note 3); or valid Canadian Permanent Resident card (both sides of the card)
  • Permanent Code Data Form (Notes 2 and 6)
You are a Quebec resident as defined by 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 of the card); or Certificate of Indian status card; or Makivik Society card; or valid Canadian Confirmation of Permanent Residence (Note 3); or valid Canadian Permanent Resident card (both sides of the card)
  • Permanent Code Data Form (Notes 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 studying at McGill for less than six months (i.e., for only one academic semester) as a non-degree student (e.g., Exchange, Special, Visiting)
  • Visitors Permit issued at your port of entry into Canada by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Photo page of your passport and the page date-stamped by Citizenship and Immigration Canada at your port of entry
  • Permanent Code Data Form (Notes 2 and 6)
You will be in Canada for more than six months (i.e., you are enrolled in a degree, certificate, or diploma program, usually for two or more consecutive academic semesters)
  • Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec (CAQ)
  • Permanent Code Data Form (Notes 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 valid Canadian Permanent Resident status can be proved by a copy of your Canadian Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292) document or with your Canadian Permanent Resident card (copy of both sides required). Alternatively, you may provide your Immigration Record of Landing (IMM 1000) document. Note that McGill reserves the right to ask you for copies of both your PR card and your IMM document.
Note 4: If you are a refugee, your Convention Refugee status document is required instead of a Study Permit.
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, McGill will accept a copy of your valid Canadian passport that indicates your birth place as being within the province of Quebec, as proof that you qualify for Quebec residency.
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). These exemptions lower your fees to the Quebec rate of tuition. A list of categories and the required application form are available at www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments.

Revision, February 2012. End of revision.

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