Extend your study permit or restore your status: What to do if your permit expired
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What to do if your permit expired
This includes the fee for restoration ($200) and a new study permit ($150).
You lose your student status in Canada if any of the following applies to you:
- Your study permit expired before you applied for a new one.
- You changed the conditions on your study permit such as
- your DLI
- type of study
- location of study
- time period of study
- You didn’t respect the conditions of your study permit.
Once you lose your status, you can’t study in Canada until we’ve restored your status as a student.
How to restore your status as a student
If your permit expires but you keep meeting the requirements of your stay and you respect the conditions of your study permit, you may apply to restore your status as a student.
If you want to keep studying in Canada, you must
- apply for a new study permit
- apply to restore your temporary resident status in Canada
- pay your fees
Use the document checklist and guide for extending your stay as a student. You can stay in Canada while we process your application, but there’s no guarantee that we’ll approve your application.
When you apply, make sure to
- select “Restore my status” under section 3 at the top of the form
- include a note explaining the reason you need to extend your stay
- include the restoration fee
If your temporary resident status is restored
- you get a study permit, which outlines the conditions of your stay in Canada
- your temporary resident status in Canada will be extended until a specified date
If your spouse, common-law partner or dependent children came with you to Canada, they may also need to restore their status.
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