International Students - Renewing your
All international students attending UBridge College must
have a valid Study Permit attached to their passport. Attending
classes without this permit is a violation of immigration
Do not confuse your Study Permit
with your Temporary Resident Visa.
A Study Permit is a document that allows you to study
in Canada . It is stapled to your passport when you arrived in
Canada . Study Permits are issued for a specific period of time,
normally for the length of time necessary to complete your
education. You should send your application to renew your Study
Permit 3 months before the expiration date.
A Temporary Resident Visa (previously known as a Visa)
is a document that allows you to enter Canada . It is the
shiny foil sticker in your passport and is either a single
entry visa or a multiple entry visa. The expiry date on the
Temporary Resident Visa indicates the deadline date that the
student has to enter Canada . The Temporary Resident Visa does
not need to be renewed when it expires unless you are planning
to leave and then re-enter Canada . NOTE: Applications for
Temporary Resident Visas are only processed at Canadian
immigration offices outside of Canada . You can download
information and application kits for a Temporary Resident Visa
from the following web site:
How do I Get Information and
Application Kit to Renew My Study Permit?
There are several ways to get this information:
- Telephone the CIC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100 (toll
free, 24 hours a day) You can order applications kits and
receive general information about any Citizen and
- Download the application kit from:
Be sure to download the application ‘Change My Conditions,
Extend My Stay or Remain in Canada ’ AND the ‘Document
Checklist’, for instructions about what your need to include
with your application.
- Visit the Calgary Immigration Office in the Harry Hayes
Building , Room 170m, 220 -4th Avenue SE. (Monday- Friday)
How Do I pay for my Study Permit?
Renewing your Study Permit will cost you $125. There are two
ways to pay for your Study Permit. (YOU CANNOT SEND YOUR FEE
WITH YOUR APPLICATION!)
- If you have a credit card you can pay online at:
- If you do not have a credit card you can get a ‘pink Fee
Receipt’ from a local bank or the UBridge College staff.
When you pay the fee at the bank they will stamp it, and
keep one copy. You will keep one copy for your records and
one will be sent with your application. Make sure that you
fill in all the information on both sides of the receipt.
Where do I send my Study Permit?
Study Permit, Case
Processing Centre- Unit 101
Vegreville, Alberta ,
When You change Institutions
A new immigration policy that came into effect January 31,
2005 means there is no need to request a new Study Permit if the
reason is solely because the student wishes to attend another
post secondary (private or public) educational institution. If
you have further questions regarding this new policy, please
attend one of our immigration information sessions.
In some cases it may be necessary to have a new Study Permit
issued. For example, if you have been attending a high school,
you will need to change your Study Permit to indicate you now
have permission to attend a college - UBridge College.
If You Did Not Apply for a Study
Permit Before Coming to Canada
Canada immigration expects students to apply for a Study
Permit before coming to Canada to study. If you are presently in
Canada and you wish to apply for a Study Permit you must submit
your application to a Canadian immigration office outside of
Canada . There are some exceptions to this regulation. For
example, the spouses and the children of students with a valid
Study Permit can apply for a Study Permit in Canada .
Further information and application kits are available from
the following web site:
DO NOT FORGET TO DOWNLOAD THE “DOCUMENT CHECKLIST”
that lists all information required to apply for your Study
Permit. Be sure to send the appropriate form of payment (usually
a Money Order, Bank Draft or Cashiers Cheque. Check the website
of the embassy where you will be mailing your application to
find out whom to make it payable to. DO NOT use the pink fee
receipt used to “renew” a Study Permit. The pink fee receipt can
only be used in Canada .
If you have further questions about your Study Permit
contact the CIC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100.
This is not a legal document. Information may have changed
since this handout was created. Please go to the websites listed
above and read the Guide and all directions for processing your
application. For legal information, please refer to the
Immigration Act and Regulations.