It is 2019 and the process of applying for a student visa for Canada has become easier. With time Canada has become the most favorable country for students. As Canada is all set to welcome students and immigrants from across the world as per the new immigration rules brought out by the government of Canada, you can make good use of this golden opportunity.
Let’s get down to know the steps to apply for a student visa for Canada.
Find Your Dream College and Get the Acceptance Letter:
Once you decide you want to study abroad, good research about the colleges and courses needs to be done. It might not be easy to find the right course and college amongst 100s of colleges. In the case of Canada, you can approach ICCRC approved immigration consultant for guidance. The consultant will guide you to choose the right college or profession. And once you get the acceptance letter from the respective college, the student visa application process can be started without delay.
Apply for Student Visa:
As said earlier, as soon as you get the acceptance letter from the college you’ll be joining, you can start your application for the student visa. If you have a Canada study visa consultant, the process of application for the student visa might be easier. The consultant, in nominal fees, will get the process done. If not, you can apply online by going to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website and click on the Study section. As per the rules, provide the scanned copies of the documents required or asked while filling the form.
You do not need a Canadian study permit (student visa) in order to study in Canada for six months or less than that. In case you plan on staying back after the course, it might be a bit worrisome. The study permit expires 90 days after the completion of the course. So, we suggest that you should have the student visa approved before reaching the country to stay on the safer side. This will turn out to be helpful in case you plan to stay back and study further. You have to avoid the hassle of doing the visa process from Canada in case if you plan to stay back in the country.
Keep your Documents Handy:
In order to make the process of getting Canadian student visa hassle-free, keep these documents handy.
These documents include:
- The hard copy of the form you filled online.
- An original copy of the acceptance letter from the respective college.
- Your passport and any other travel document.
- Two latest passport size photos with your name and date of birth written on the back.
- Documents as proof of your financial support during the study program that includes your tuition fees.
- A proof that states you paid the permit fees.
Proof of Having Excellent Command in English Language:
If you don’t belong to an English-speaking country, you might have to submit some proof of you having excellent command over the English language. There are some tests, whose results are accepted. These tests include IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English- advanced.
Once all the above steps are carried, you’ll get an appointment to show up at the Visa Application Centre for the biometrics visit. The fees you’ll be paying here would be additional.
Once all the steps are done, the processing time of your student visa may take 90 days at least.
You may be called for the interview in case there is an issue with documents or anything else.
If there is any problem with the steps or points mentioned above, you can contact us. GEPSI is an ICCRC approved immigration consultant, having 25 years of experience and has successfully guided over 50000 people in acquiring different careers and visas.