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US Citizens & US Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders)

Important Notice: Flagpoling at Canada/US border
US Citizens and US Permanent Residents who are currently in Canada may apply for their study permit by travelling to a US/Canada land border (“flapoling”). Students who choose to flagpole must do so during the flagpoling hours and respect any border measures in place at the time.

After you have received your CAQ, you can apply for the Study Permit at the Port of Entry (border or airport – no application form required). You will need to have on hand:

  • your valid passportUS Passport
  • your CAQ
  • your letter of acceptance from McGill (available on Minerva)
  • a photocopy of your proof of financial capacity
  • the processing fee of $150 CAD (CAD or US cash, debit or credit card accepted)
  • If you are a US permanent resident and have not provided your biometrics in the past ten years, you will be required to do so at a fee of $85 CAD (unless exempt)

If you are a minor and under 17 years of age, please also have copies of your custodianship documents on hand.



In addition to the information above, please also review ISS' FAQs page.

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