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How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Renewing Your Study Permit

If you are an international student in Canada, you know how important it is to keep your study permit valid. Your study permit allows you to study, work, and live in Canada legally. But what if your study permit is about to expire? How can you renew it without any hassle?


Renewing your study permit is not as simple as filling out a form and paying a fee. Many factors can affect your eligibility, processing time, and outcome. You need to be aware of the common mistakes many students make when applying for a study permit extension and how to avoid them.


In this blog post, we will share some of the most frequent errors that can jeopardize your study permit renewal and how Ansari Immigration can help you overcome them. Ansari Immigration is a reputable immigration consultancy firm in Vancouver, Canada that specializes in helping international students achieve their immigration goals. We have helped thousands of students successfully renew their study permits and transition to permanent residence in Canada.

Here are some of the testimonials from our satisfied clients:

“I had a great experience with Ansari Immigration. They helped me renew my study permit in a timely manner and advised me on the best immigration pathway for my situation. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs professional guidance on Canadian immigration.” - Maria, from Brazil
“Ansari Immigration was very helpful and knowledgeable. They explained everything clearly and answered all my questions. They made the whole process of renewing my study permit easy and stress-free. I am very grateful for their service.” - Ahmed, from Egypt

If you want to join our happy clients and achieve your immigration dreams, contact us today for a consultation. We will assess your situation and provide you with the best solution for your needs.

But before you do that, let us answer some of the most common questions that students have about renewing their study permits in Canada.

Common Mistakes When Applying for Study Permit Renewal

The below most common mistakes for Study permit renewal application:

Infographic listing four common mistakes to avoid when submitting a study permit renewal application in Canada

Q&A Section:


Q: When should I apply for a study permit extension?

A: You should apply for a study permit extension at least 30 days before your current permit expires. If you apply after your permit expires, you will have to restore your status as a student and pay an additional fee of $200 CAD. If you fail to restore your status within 90 days of losing it, you will have to leave Canada.


Q: How do I apply for a study permit extension?

A: You can apply for a study permit extension online or by mail. To apply online, you need to have a valid passport, a credit card, and access to a scanner or camera. You also need to fill out an application form, pay the application fee of $150 CAD, and submit supporting documents such as proof of enrolment, proof of financial support, and letter of explanation.

To apply by mail, you need to download the application package from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website, fill out the forms, pay the fee by certified cheque or money order, and mail your application and documents to the address provided in the instruction guide.


Q: How long does it take to process a study permit extension?

A: The processing time for a study permit extension depends on various factors such as the volume of applications received by IRCC, the completeness and accuracy of your application, and the country where you are applying from.


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