Student Direct Stream: About the process
Usually 20 calendar days
Depending on where you live, you may be able to get your study permit faster through the Student Direct Stream (SDS).
We try to process most SDS applications within 20 calendar days. However, some applications may take longer.
To get faster processing, you must
- give your biometrics as soon as possible
- meet all the eligibility requirements
A study permit is not a visa and does not, by itself, allow you to travel to or enter Canada. You may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). If you do, we’ll issue your visitor visa or eTA with your study permit.
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