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Study Permit Renewal Guide

Study Permit Renewal Guide

Study Permit Specimen
Study Permit Specimen
In order to study in Canada, you must have a valid study permit throughout your studies and meet the conditions of your study permit 

If your study permit will expire before you complete your program of studies, you must:

  1. Apply to extend it before it expires. If you don't do this, you will lose your status as a student in Canada. You will not be authorized to resume studying or working until you obtain a new study permit.
  2. Have a CAQ that is valid beyond the expiration date of your current study permit. A study permit is normally issued with an expiration date that matches your CAQ.
  3. Have a valid passport. Your new study permit cannot be issued past the expiration date of your passport. Ideally, your passport should be valid for the remainder of your studies.
  4. Apply to extend your study permit even if you have only one semester left. You must have a valid study permit for the entire duration of your program. 

Contact ISS right away if either of the following situations applies to you:

  1. Your study permit is about to expire and you do not have a new CAQ– e.g. CAQ renewal is still in processing OR you have not yet submitted your CAQ application.
  2. You are outside of Canada, your study permit is about to expire, and you will not have your new study permit application approved before you return to Canada.

For more information

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

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