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How to Apply for a Study Visa in Canada

How to Apply for a Study Visa in Canada
  • November 20, 2023
  • WEC Team
How to Apply for a Study Visa in Canada - To apply for a student visa to Canada, follow the instructions below.

Verify the processing times: [Study Visa in Canada]

The processing time for a visa to Canada is six weeks (excluding the time needed for biometrics). It is suggested to visit the website of the Canadian consulate to track your application and learn the precise amount of time needed to process your student visa.

Determine your application strategy:

Two methods exist for applying:

Apply online To apply online,

you need a scanner or camera to scan your papers into an electronic format for uploading, as well as a working credit card to cover the application fee. At the local Visa Application Centre (VAC), a finger scan will still be requested of you. Keep in mind that if you submitted an online application, you would also need to visit the VFS offices to submit your passports and the receipt for your fee payment. The only difference between the processes would be the paperwork you need to provide to the VAC. [Study Visa in Canada]

Submit a paper application:

Download the application kit and read the user manual. Important details about study permits are provided in the instruction manual, along with instructions on how to complete your application. Use the document checklist and thoroughly read the instruction manual.

You may only submit a paper application if both of the following apply:

  • If your impairment prohibits you from submitting an online application
  • If you possess an identity or travel document for a refugee, stateless, or non-citizen

At the port of entry:

The following also holds true here:

  • Ukrainian citizens (or their relatives)
  • US citizen
  • Legally residing in the United States as a permanent resident
  • Resident of Greenland
  • An inhabitant of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

Attach the VFS Consent Form filled out in full to your application.

This form is required if you want VFS services' support with your visa application.

Pay the processing fee:

It should be noted that in addition to VFS Global service fees, visa fees must be paid when submitting an application via the VFS, in person, or by mail. In every circumstance, the processing charge is not refundable. [Study Visa in Canada]You must pay the relevant processing costs for your spouse/common-law partner and/or children if they are traveling with you and you are applying for temporary resident visas, work permits, or study permits for them.

Application and supporting documentation must be submitted:

You must go to the neighborhood VFS office. Pay the service fees when you arrive, then give them your completed application to get a receipt. You will need this receipt, which has your special tracking number on it, to check the status of your application online.The Canadian government will notify you and ask for your passport if your application is accepted. Both the passport and the letter requesting one may be delivered in person or via VFS. A letter of introduction as well as a temporary resident visa would be given to you.

Student visa costs in Canada

  • A student visa for Canada costs 150 CAD. The cost of a study visa for Canada is 9,317 Indian rupees, based on the July 2023 exchange rate. We urge you to check the currency rate while applying for your visa because it is always changing.
  • Both online and offline applications for Canadian visas are accessible. The fees for processing visas can be paid online (with a credit card), offline (with a demand draft if paying at the Canadian High Commission), or in cash at the VAC. When the application is filed, this fee must be paid, or an online payment receipt must be given. The requisite Demand Draft must be drawn out in Indian Rupees in the name of the Canadian High Commission. VACs only accept cash as payment. [Study Visa in Canada]
  • Additionally, VAC service fees are not included in the indicated visa fee. You would be required to pay any additional service fees that apply in your area. A receipt will also be provided for each payment made. Keep the receipt as evidence of your payment, please.
  • Students must pay a CAD 85 biometric fee after submitting their visa application. In addition to the standard visa fee, candidates must also submit this cost. After that, a Visa Application Center will take your biometrics.

Processing Period for Student Visa for Canada

The amount of time the CIC needs to process a visa application is known as the processing time. It begins when the applicant submits their application and lasts until the day of the decision. The typical processing period for a student visa to Canada is six weeks. Through their MyCIC accounts, applicants (both online and on paper) can check the status of their applications. Additionally, the processing time for a Canada student visa following biometrics is 20 calendar days if students are applying via the SDS method. [Study Visa in Canada]

Renewal of a study permit

Students must have a current student visa for Canada in order to stay and study there. If your Canadian student visa expires before your course of study is over, you will need to reapply for your study permit. The ideal time to apply is at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your current permit. Candidates have the option of applying online or via mail.


On a Dependent visa, spouses may travel with full-time students. You merely need to demonstrate that there are sufficient cash to support them. If a spouse stays for a year or more, they are also permitted to work full-time.You might be eligible to apply for an open work permit if you're coming to Canada with your spouse or common-law partner. When you arrive in Canada, you can search for and accept any job with an open work permit. You can apply for your work visa without a job offer or a favorable labor market impact assessment. [Study Visa in Canada]

Canadian Embassy and Consulates Addresses

1. High Commission of Canada, New Delhi

7/8 Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,New Delhi 110 021, India.Phone: 011-4178 2000

2. Consulate General of Canada

World Trade Center, 22nd Floor,26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road,Malleshwaram West,Yeshwantpur,Bengaluru – 560055

3. Consulate General of Canada

SCO# 54-56, Sector 17 AChandigarh 160 017, India

4. Consulate General of Canada

Indiabulls Finance Centre21st Floor, Tower 2Senapati Bapat MargElphinstone Road (West)Mumbai 400013

VFS Center Addresses

1. New Delhi

VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Mezzanine Level,Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught PlaceNew Delhi-110001

2. Chennai

Canada Visa Application CentreVFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.Fagun Towers, Second floor, No 74, Ethiraj Salai,Egmore, Chennai- 600008, India

3. Mumbai

Canada Visa Application CentreVFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.Trade Centre 5th Floor, Bandra Kurla Complex,Bandra (East), Mumbai – 400051, India

4. Kolkata

Canada Visa Application CentreVFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.Rene Tower,Building No. 1842, Rajdanga Main Road, Rajdanga,Landmark: Near Geetanjali Stadium Kolkata, 700107, India

5. Bangalore

Canada Visa Application Centre22, Gopalan Innovation Mall,Bannerghatta Main RdSarakki Industrial Layout,3rd Phase, J. P. NagarBengaluru, Karnataka 560076

6. Chandigarh

Canada Visa Application CentreB-209, 2nd Floor, Elante,Industrial Area Phase 1Chandigarh, India – 160002

7. Ahmedabad

Canada Visa Application CentreVFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. Unit No 1 and 2Bhikubhai Chambers, Near Bharat Petroleum Ashram RoadPaldi Ahmedabad 380 007, India

8. Hyderabad

Canada Visa Application CentreVFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. Zonah Crescent,3rd Floor, Banjara Hills Road No 12,Hyderabad, Telangana 500034.

9. Jalandhar

Canada Visa Application CentreAman Plaza, 1st Floor, 310 Lajpat Nagar,Mahavir Marg,Nakodar Chowk Opposite Lovely Autos, Jalandhar-144001

10. Pune

Canada Visa Application Centre93 Avenue (Mall Name),4th Floor, Kalubai Chowk,Near Fatima Nagar JunctionWanowarie, Pune - 411022
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