Canada Visa requirements for international students

Visa Requirements for Students in Canada

Visa requirements for students that want to study in Canada are different for students depending on their citizenship. Select you country below, learn about the relevant regulations and find the embassies and consulates in your country!

1.Step: Select your Country

Visa Requirments for Students

The visa requirements are dependent on whether or not you need a visa to enter Canada.

Students from countries which do not need a visa to enter Canada will have to apply for the electronic travel authorisation (eTA) and the study permit.

Students from countries whose citzens need a visa to enter Canada will have to apply for an entry visa in addition to the electronic travel Authorisation and study permit. Student visas are issued only to full-time international students, please contact RocApply for more more information.

Canada unfortunately does not have embassies in every country. If your country does not have a Canadian Embassy then you can apply online here.

It is best adviced that you apply online as its more efficient. 

To obtain a Canada study Visa you will need to bring the following Documents:

Document Checklist for a study Visa in Canada

If you fail to submit all the documents in time, the embassy will ask you to book another date for your appointment, therefore to avoid delays please submit all the documents in full.

As the Visa process for international students can take up to 3 months, depending on the country, we strongly encourage you to calculate enough time for it.

Costs of obtaining the Student Permit
Upon arrival in Canada, students are expected to obtain a student permit which will allow them to be legally acknowledged in the Country.
For new students, they have nothing to worry about since RocApply and the university's international students office officials will assist you through this process.
The cost of for obtaining the student permit is approximately 150 Canadian dollars.
Please note that students will be given time to prepare for this process (up to a month after arrival), however as Rocapply we advice students to travel with the funds to process their Student permit as soon as they arrive.

Extending the Study-Visa once in Canada

Students will be required to submit their enrollment documents to extend the student visa on yearly basis.Some students have the possibility to extend for more than a year, however, please check with your respective university concerning the procedure and if your residence status allows you to extend for more than a year.

How to extend a passport with my student Visa

For each and every country there are different processes to extend passports of which RocApply advises students to consult with their respective embassies concerning the process and travel only with a valid passport for at least one year.

Whats Next Now that you have the acceptance letter?

Step 1: Pay the tuition fees on the Acceptance letter( Please be very careful with the bank names and account)

Step 2: Send RocApply together with the university the receipts of the payment through email

Step 3: University tracks the bank transaction and confirms the payment after 8 working days

Step 4: University and RocApply will send you a letter confirming the payment which will be needed at the visa offices

Step 5: Prepare the following documents (Remember you do not need to actually buy the air-ticket but you can only reserve and get an itinerary it incase you need to change the dates)

Step 6: Go to the Canadian government website and submit the documents once the university confirms the payment

How About Accommodation?

Regarding accommodation, we recommend staying on campus the first year and we will notify the university to reserve you a room as soon as you pay tuition fees. The rent for the room should be around 3000 to 7500 Canadian dollars per month but you only need to pay it when you are there in Canada and the university will also show you many options for accommodation but please be sure before you choose, take a day to really evaluate. The university will give you more than 2-3 days to stay in their dorms for free before you decide which room you would like to take or pay for for the rest of the semester.

Who will pick me up at the Airport?  

Once you have confirmed your arrival date in Canada please send the university and RocApply an email with your air ticket information so that we can best assist you on how to proceed. 

Please note that you may need topay for transport but that depends with the university.  

Canada Visitors Visa

For parents wanting to visit their children studying in Canada securing a visa is relatively easy considering that Canada is a country with strong  tourism facilities.

Further Assistance

If you are still looking for the right university and affordable programs in Canada visit our Study in Canada Page.

If you have any questions, want to consult or need help with preparation for visa application please contact RocApply. 
Email: [email protected] 
WhatsApp: 004915112975441

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