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Canada Study Permit Extension | A Quick Guide

Are you a Foreign student studying in Canada? Do you wish to extend your study permit? Then this article is for you. Valid study permits in Canada are a necessity for foreign students. If a case arises and a student's program would take longer than expected or they change their program to one of longer duration or a student is transferring Institutions, the student would need to apply for a study permit extension.

It is necessary to note that the study permit extension must be applied for 3-4 months before it expires else you would be required to leave Canada and it must be done from within Canada.

Applying for a Study permit extension can cost about $150 in Canadian currency and $85 for biometrics if necessary. Also, a study permit can take up to 56 days to process.

 Below are the necessary steps for applying for a study permit extension.


ALSO READ: How to Study in Canada as a foreign or International Student.



  • Submit your application to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada(IRCC). This can be done electronically.
  • Ensure you have an electronic copy of all your documents such as a current passport, Letter of explanation, medical exam, admission letter, family Information form, proof of means of financial support, etc.
  • Read the Instruction guide as it contains the necessary information to guide you. 
  • Fill out the application form online and submit all required documents.
  • Pay necessary fees such as biometrics fees.
  • If your Study permit extension request has been granted, Your new study permit will be mailed to your mailing address.