How much time will it take to get my visa?
Be sure to allow extra time for your visa application. Immediately after you’ve been accepted to and enrolled in the university of your choice, you can already start your application for the Canadian Study permit. You should apply at least 4-6 months before your university degree programme starts.
After you’ve applied, you can expect that you’ll wait about 112 days for the decision.
Main steps to take for the Canadian student visa
Here is what students have to do to get a student visa that will allow them to study in Canada:
You can apply for visa online or on paper. If you apply on paper you will have to visit a visa application centre in your country to submit your documents. Your biometrics will also be taken at the visa application centre regardless of how you choose to apply for visa. Depending on your situation, after your application is analysed, it is possible you will be called to a visa interview. You will also have to travel to London, UK, to take a medical exam provided by a certified medical officer.
Any students maybe have to provide biometrics during the visa application process. Your biometrics are, basically, extra identification (e.g. fingerprinting and pictures) that countries use for security purposes.
You will have to attend a visa interview during the application process.
The Study permit from Canada is valid for up to course duration + 3 months. So that you can stay during your entire degree programme, you may need to renew your visa every year. If you want to stay in Canada after your degree is over, you will have to apply for a different visa or a visa renewal through the immigration office.
How much will I have to pay for the student visa?
To apply for the Canadian Study permit, you will also have to pay a fee of 150 CAD. Depending on your situation, Canadian authorities will allow you to pay this fee online, on location at a visa application centre in your country, or through a bank transfer. Many students won’t need to get health insurance for the Canadian visa.
You’ll have to pay 85 CAD to have your biometrics collected. You will also have to pay for the travel costs to London, where you’ll have your medical exam. You may also have to pay for the medical exam. CAD.
What documents will I need to get for my student visa?
When you apply for your visa, one of the most important things you need to prove is that you can support yourself during your study programme. For Canada, they require you to prove that if you are going to study in any province except Quebec you can pay 833 CAD/month, or if you are going to study in Quebec you can pay 917 CAD/ either from an external source or already in your bank account. Most students will have to prove they speak English well enough to study at an international university in Canada. These language skills ensure that you can succeed in your classes and manage your way around Canada.
Any students will need to take a medical test before arriving in Canada.
Any students won’t need to set up a Restricted Bank Account. This type of bank account restricts the amount of money you can withdraw every month, and only allows you to access it when you arrive in Canada.
Look at the Canada immigration website for more detailed visa information.