If you're studying in Canada, it's important to ensure that your study permit is valid throughout your program. But what if you need to extend your permit or restore your status? Here's what you need to know:
Maintaining a valid study permit is of utmost importance for international Students in Canada. Failure to do so, either by allowing it to expire or violating its terms, can result in the loss of your student status in the country. This would prevent you from continuing your studies until you have reinstated your status as a student. In this article, we will outline the steps you need to take to either extend your study permit or restore your status.
Extend Your Study Permit
To continue your studies in Canada, it is necessary to obtain a new study permit before the expiration of your current one. To ensure that you have all the necessary documents, you can refer to the document checklist and guide for extending your stay as a student. It is crucial to apply at least 30 days before the expiration of your current study permit to avoid losing your student status. While your application is being processed, you may remain in Canada, but approval is not guaranteed.
Restore Your Status
Use the document checklist and guide for extending your stay as a student. To regain your status as a student in Canada, you must apply for a new study permit if your current one has expired or if you have violated any of its conditions.
To do this, select “Restore my status” in section 3 of the application form and provide a note explaining why you need to extend your stay. Additionally, you must pay a restoration fee of $350, which covers the cost of restoring your status ($200) and obtaining a new study permit ($150).
You can stay in Canada while we process your application, but there’s no guarantee that we’ll approve your application.
If your temporary resident status in Canada is restored, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- Firstly, you will be issued a study permit which outlines the conditions of your stay in Canada. This permit is important as it serves as proof that you are authorized to study in Canada.
- Additionally, your temporary resident status in Canada will be extended until a specified date. This means that you will be allowed to stay in Canada for a longer period of time, as long as you comply with the conditions outlined in your study permit.
To summarize, if your temporary resident status is restored in Canada, you will receive a study permit and an extension of your stay until a specified date. It is important to comply with the conditions outlined in your study permit to ensure that you can continue to study in Canada.
If you arrived in Canada with your spouse, common-law partner, or dependent children, they may also need to restore their status. Each family member must apply to restore their status and pay the restoration fee.
95 days: Processing time is the average for how long it takes from when an application is received to when we make a decision. Learn more about processing times.
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It’s worth noting that if you lost your student status due to non-compliance with your study permit’s conditions, you may not be eligible to restore your status. In such cases, you may need to leave Canada and apply for a new study permit from your home country.
In conclusion, if you want to continue your studies in Canada, it’s essential to keep your study permit valid and follow its conditions. If your study permit is about to expire or you broke any of its conditions, make sure to extend your study permit or restore your status as soon as possible. Remember, applying early and submitting all required documents and fees can increase your chances of success.