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Travel rules, study permits and a key date

Winter 2022 term: important info for international students
January 11, 2022

We hope the term is off to a successful start.

All students must be in Montreal for the winter term. Please keep in mind a key deadline, January 19, since it is:

  • the last day to submit your study permit/CAQ
  • the last day to drop courses with a full refund

Rules for travel

Travel to Canada: Anyone who enters Canada must be fully vaccinated with an accepted vaccine. Find out if you can enter Canada.

Your second dose must date back at least 14 full days prior to the day you enter Canada. Depending on your situation, you may be subject to COVID-19 testing and quarantine, regardless of your vaccination status. 

Travel from or within Canada: You must be fully vaccinated to board a plane or train.

Proof of vaccination 

If your proof of vaccination is not in English or French, you must provide a certified translation into English or French, with the stamp or membership number of a professional translation association. Keep both the original proof of vaccination and the certified translation with you while you travel.  

If your proof of vaccination doesn't meet the requirements, it will be considered invalid. You will not qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler. 

Deadline to submit immigration documents 

You must upload copies of your study permit and CAQ by the DNE deadline, January 19. If you do not, the university will deregister you from your courses (returning students) or cancel your registration at Concordia (new students). 

What if I don’t get my immigration documents in time? 

Drop all your courses before the DNE deadline to avoid paying winter 2022 tuition fees. The university will refund all fees you have already paid, except the admission confirmation deposit, if you withdraw by January 19. 

Health measures at Concordia 

For all members of the Concordia community, safety is a shared responsibility. Stay up to date on measures for staying safe on campus.  

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