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Drop-in hours

If you were unble to find the answers to your questions on the ISS, Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC), or Immigration Quebec websites, or if you have a particularly complex problem, you are welcome to meet with one of our International Student Advisors.

Request a buddy

If you're an international student and would like to apply for a Buddy, please fill out the form below. Be sure to click "Submit" at the bottom of the form to finalize your request. For further information, contact ISS.

Be a buddy

If you're a current McGill student and would like to be a Buddy to a new international student, please fill out the form below. Be sure to click "Submit" at the bottom of the form to finalize your request. For further information, contact ISS.

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Renewing immigration documents

Once you arrive in Canada, keep copies of all important documents (e.g. Passport, Study Permit, CAQ, Health Insurance Card, etc.) in a safe place, and take note of your documents' expiry dates.

International Health Insurance Forms

Please find below the International Health Insurance (IHI) Handbook:

Exemptions

By Senate Regulation, ALL international students (full-time, part-time, exchange, special and visiting) and their accompanying dependent(s) are required to participate in the University's compulsory sickness and accident plan. Students who meet certain criteria may be eligible for an exemption. The list of exemption categories can be found under Eligibility for Exemption. Please note that, students covered by private health insurance are not exempt from the McGill plan.

International Health Insurance for Summer 2015 studies

McGill requires all international students and their accompanying dependants to participate in the compulsory health insurance plan, which is administered by International Student Services. The cost of the International Health Insurance for the Summer 2015 term is $283. The coverage runs from May 1 to August 31, 2015.

Compulsory International Health Insurance (IHI)

Keeping you healthy

McGill requires all international students and their accompanying dependents to participate in the compulsory McGill International Health Insurance Plan 2014-2015 which is administered by International Student Services.

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