Extend your study permit or restore your status: About the process

Temporary measures to help you extend your stay in Canada

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Study permit (including extensions): $150

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The expiry date on your study permit tells you when you have to stop studying and leave Canada.

You can find the expiry date in the top right corner of your permit. This date is usually the length of your study program, plus 90 days. The extra 90 days gives you time to prepare to leave Canada or to extend your stay in Canada.

If you want to keep studying

You need to extend your study permit. To extend your study permit, you need to know:

  • When to apply
    • Apply for a study permit extension at least 30 days before your study permit expires, if you want to keep studying in Canada.
  • How to apply
    • Including what you need to apply online, instruction guide and how to apply online.
  • What to do if your permit expired
    • If your study permit expires and you want to stay in Canada and study, you’ll need to apply
      • for a new study permit
      • to restore your status as a temporary resident
  • What happens if you travel outside Canada
    • Including documents you need to re-enter Canada

If you want to stay in Canada but you’re no longer studying

You have a few options—you can

If your study permit expires and you haven’t applied for an extension, you must leave Canada.

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