How to Apply for Canada Study Visa

How to Apply for Canada Study Visa

Foreign nationals who wish to immigrate to Canada for educational purposes need a Canada study visa to do so.

Canada is known for housing various renowned educational institutions, it is, therefore, no surprise as thousands of international students apply to Canadian universities on a yearly basis.

Acquiring a certificate from a Canadian university will score you more points if you wish to apply for permanent residency through the Express Entry program.

Affordable cost of studying and cost of living in Canada, work or internship possibilities for international students, and a safe environment are other reasons why international students choose Canada as a place of study.

What is a Study Permit?

Canada study permit is a document issued to international students by Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada granting them permission and access to study any course of their choice in Designated Learning Institutions (DLI).

How To Apply for Canada Study Visa

  1. You can apply for a Canadian study visa either online or offline. If you are applying online, you need a scanner or camera that you will use to create electronic copies of your document and a valid credit card for payment of fees. You also need to provide a finger scan at the regional Visa Application Centre (VAC)
  2. Applying for a Canada study visa offline requires you to fill out the VSF consent form along with your application form. The VSF services are in place to help you out in your visa filing process.
  3. The next step is to pay the processing fee attached to applying for a study visa. Canada study visa costs 150 CAD and can be paid online with a credit card or offline with cash at the VAC office. The fee should be paid when submitting your application or a receipt of online payment should be provided. The visa fee does not include VAC charges, this is paid separately. After submission of your application, an additional fee of 85 CAD for biometrics.  Your biometrics will be taken at a Visa Application Centre.

You can check your application status online through your MyCIC account. When traveling to Canada you are to go with your letter of introduction and all the documents required of you.

The border control agent will collect your passport and letter of introduction and validate them if it is found adequate and then your study permit would be issued to you.

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