Student Direct Stream: How to apply

Apply for a study permit through the Student Direct Stream

You must apply online to get faster processing for your study permit. There’s no paper application for the Student Direct Stream. Make sure you include all the required documents with your application.

Before you apply online, make sure you have the following:

Pay your biometric fee

In most cases, you need to give your biometrics. You should pay the biometric fee when you submit your application online. If you don’t pay this fee, we may not be able to process your application faster.

If you need help with providing your biometrics or sending us your passport, you can visit the nearest visa application centre.

Get instructions to apply online

Select the country or territory you’re applying from to get your local visa office instructions and to apply online:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • India
  • Morocco
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Senegal
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Vietnam
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