Study Permit Extension

Study Permit Extension

A study permit is a certificate issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that requires students to study in Canada from around the world. No study permit is required for foreign students studying in Canada for six months or less. Depending in your situation, your study permit can be subject to restrictions, such as whether you are permitted to work in Canada.

After study permit extension expires, candidates can remain in Canada if they apply for a new study permit in Canada.You will live as just a temporary resident in Canada until the authority makes a decision on your new process for permission, as long as your request for renewal has indeed been forwarded until your approved stay expires.

Policy of Study permit extension for Canada,if you want to prolong your stay as a visitor in Canada (stay longer in Canada) you must apply before as per term and conditions by Government. If your application is accepted to extend your stay in Canada, they will give you a list of visitors.

A database record for visitors: This is a paper that states you should live in Canada for how long and whichincludes an expiry date which is the date that you are expected to leave Canada. A Guest Register does not guarantee Canadian entry.If you are planning to drive outside of Canada and other countries, returning to Canada requires a valid entry license.

Canada is one of the most desirable places in the world to stay, work and learn.We have a top Canadian study permit extension specialist to advise the entire process of study permit in Canada.


Over 450,000 international students are studying in Canada and the number is growing
constantly. Students choose Canada over many other developed nations because of the quality
of education, diversity in culture and high standard of living.

Individuals who study in Canada receive top-quality and internationally-recognized education. It
prepares them for their professional endeavors in Canada or abroad. If you want to study in
Canada and you are not a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident, then you must have a
valid study permit to start education in a designated learning institute. Before you apply for a
study permit, you must be authorized at a school, college or a university in Canada, ie, the
student must provide a proof of acceptance into an approved institution, proof of adequate funds
to pay for tuition and living costs, and make evident the intention to return home upon the
completion of studies. The permit can be obtained from your own country or the country where
you legally reside and also, ensuring that your passport is valid until the end of your study

A study permit is a document that is issued by Immigration, refugees and citizenship Canada
(IRCC) that allows a foreign national to study in a limited time, generally at a specific Canadian
education institution, in a specific program. Study permits will only be granted to individuals who
have been accepted as students at Designated Learning Institutions. Moreover, students will be
required to pursue their studies and make progress towards completing their academic
program. The Designated Learning Institutions will report frequently on enrollment to IRCC. In
addition, full time students on a valid permit will be allowed to work up to 20 hours per week.

Permit Extension

Once a student has finished his education as per the valid study permit, you may want to study
further and you may be eligible for an extension of your study permit. To keep studying, you
need to know:

When to Apply:

You should apply to extend your permit at least 30 days before it expires. Make sure your
passport doesn’t expire at the same time. You can’t extend your study permit beyond your
passport’s expiry date.

If you apply before your permit expires, you can stay in Canada under the same conditions as
your current study permit until we make a decision.

You should apply to extend your study permit if you plan to travel outside Canada and your
permit will expire while you’re travelling.

If you’ll finish your studies earlier than you expected: Your Study permit will expire on the ate
marked on the valid permit or 90 days after the day you complete your studies, whichever
comes first.

If you’ll finish your studies later than you expected: You must apply to extend your study
permit at least 30 days before the original expiry date.

What to do if your permit has expired: You have lost your student status if you’re still in Canada

  • the expiry date of your permit passed before you applied
  • for a new study permit
  • for a work permit, or
  • to stay in Canada as a visitor
  • you didn’t respect the conditions of your permit
  • In some cases, you may apply to restore your status as a student. To apply, you must
    submit your application within 90 days of losing your status
  • keep meeting the requirements for your stay
  • have met all the conditions listed on your permit, and
    pay your fees
  • restoration fee

Study permit

How to apply:

Step 1: To apply online, you’ll need

  • a scanner or camera to create electronic copies of your documents, and
  • a valid credit or debit card

Step 2: read the instruction guide

Even if you apply online, you should read the instruction guide before you complete your
application. The guide explains how to complete each field on the form.

Step 3: prepare your answers for the online tool

Before you can upload your forms, you must answer some questions. We use your answers to
create a personalized document checklist for you.

Step 4: know the fees you have to pay

In most cases, your fees will include processing fees for you and anyone you include on your

IRCC ask you to pay your fees at the end of your application.

Biometrics fee

If you have to give your biometrics (fingerprints and photo), you need to pay
the biometrics fee when you submit your application. If you don’t, there may be delays.

As of December 3, 2019, you can give your biometrics at designated Service Canada locations.
Make sure you follow all the steps to give your biometrics.

Step 5: create your online account or sign in

You need an account to apply online. You can use your account to:

  • pay your fees
  • submit your application
  • check your status

If you can’t apply online

You can submit a paper application if either:

    • you can’t apply online because of a disability


    there’s a problem with the online application

If your study permit already expired
You need to restore your status as a student when you extend your study permit. On the
application form, select both:

An initial study permit or extension of study permit, and
Restoration of temporary resident status as a student

Explain how you lost your status and why you stayed in Canada longer than allowed. There’s no
guarantee that your application will be accepted. You can stay in Canada while the application is
being processed. You can’t study until your student status has been restored.

If your spouse, common-law partner or dependent children came with you to Canada, they may
also need to restore their status.

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