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 How to renew your study permit from inside Canada


Study Permit Renewal Guide

The study permit is the official immigration document that authorizes you to study legally in Canada. It must be valid throughout your studies in Canada. You must also meet the conditions of your study permit in order to remain in Canada as a student.

If your study permit will expire before you complete your program of studies, you must:

  • Apply to extend it before it expires!
  • Have a valid passport in order to extend your study permit. Your new study permit cannot be issued for longer than the expiration date of your passport. Ideally, your passport should be valid for the remainder of your studies.
  • Apply to extend your study permit even if you have only one semester left. This is because you must have a valid study permit for the duration of your program. Your last term of study is not considered a “short-term” course as it is part of a study program that is more than six months in total.

Checklist for Study Permit Renewal:

1) Canadian ID (Driver License, Provincial ID and Health Card)

2) Original - Current Valid Passport

3) Entry / Exit Stamps on Passport

4) Proof of Payment - $150

5) Copy of current Study Visa

6) Copy of current Study Permit / Old Study Permit(s)

7) Digital Photo - Specifications

8) Photocopy - Accepted Offer letter from Education Institution

9) Photocopy - Letter from Education Institution confirming enrollment and continued education

10) Photocopy - Most recent evidence of tuition fee paid

11) Photocopy - Bank Balance letter from Canadian bank / Bank from your account and your parents in the home country, if applicable

12) 3-month statements from Canada / Home Country

13) Photocopy - Evidence of current employment in Canada (if applicable) [ie: offer letter, pay slips]

14) Proof of rent paid / lease agreement / dormitory fee paid

NOTE: This is a generic checklist. Your situation may warrant a more detailed list. 


Please follow the instructions in the link below to submit your study permit renewal application: 


OR, you may contact us for professional help.

Migration Bureau Canada