Study Permit Extension

Canada Express Entry Visa Program

Studying in Canada is a dream of many international students due to its world-class education at an affordable cost. Students enrolled in educational institutions in Canada are issued a study permit with a designated validity period. Students who require additional time to complete their studies must apply for a study permit extension. Extending your study permit in Canada allows you to continue your education or remain in Canada while waiting for a decision on a new work or study application. It ensures your legal status remains intact while upholding your option to access benefits such as Canadian healthcare and the ability to work on or off campus.

When Should you Apply for an Extension of your Study Permit?

Situation 1: Your study permit is expiring soon, and you want to continue studying in Canada
If you want to continue studying beyond the expiry of your study permit, then you must apply for an extension at least 30 days before your current permit expires. You can also apply even earlier than this, allowing enough processing time. Before applying for an extension, ensure your passport is still valid, as you can’t extend your study permit beyond your passport’s expiry date.
Situation 2: Your study permit has already expired, and you want to continue studying in Canada
If your study permit has already expired and you have not applied for an extension within its validity period. In that case, you can apply for “Restoration of Status” in Canada, which allows you up to 90 days to restore your status. However, during the restoration period, you’re not allowed to continue your studies or work.

How to Apply for a Canada Study Permit Extension?

You can apply online for a study permit extension. Online applications are faster and allow you to track your application status.
To apply for an extension of your study permit, you’ll need to follow these steps:

How much does it Cost to Apply for a Study Permit Extension?

The total cost of a study permit extension comprises the application fee of CAD 150 per person, and if applicable, you will need to pay the biometric fee of CAD 85 per person. Keep in mind that the processing fee will not be refunded, regardless of the final decision, once IRCC has started processing your application. If family members also extend their stay, their individual fees apply.

Processing Time for Canada Study Permit Extension

The processing time for your study permit extension varies and could be anywhere from 30 to 120 days, based on the processing country or the workload of the Canadian Consulate. However, applying online can expedite the process, and you may get a decision in less than three weeks.

How Can We Help You?

Immitrust Immigration has years of experience and a team of dedicated professionals to guide you through the study permit extension process. We can handle the paperwork, understand the nitty-gritty of the law and keep you informed about the changes in immigration policies. If you have any questions or need expert advice or professional help, don’t hesitate to contact us at Immitrust Immigration.
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