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Check the expiry date on your Study Permit. Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recommends students apply for a study permit extension at least 30 days before its expiry.
If you submit your Study Permit extension application before its expiry, you have “implied status” which means you can continue to study as you wait for your new Study Permit. The responsibility for extending before the Study Permit expires lies with the student.
Study Permit extension applications can be submitted by mail or online. It is recommended to check processing times for each option before submitting your application. Processing times are listed and updated weekly by IRCC.
The complete application kit with detailed instructions on how to change conditions or extend a study permit can be found on the IRCC website.
You will need an official letter that confirms your student status. A request form for a letter to extend a Study Permit is available online or at the VCC International Office (Room 100, Downtown Campus).
If you have general questions about the process to extend your study permit, please speak with a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA) in the IE Office. You can visit the IE Office during office hours, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The online IRCC Help Centre has a number of questions and answers regarding Study Permits.
Contact Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada directly: