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Renewing your Immigration Documents

Need more time to complete your studies?

Your CAQ and Study Permit are expiring soon and you haven’t completed your degree program?

Do not worry, apply for an extension before your documents expire!

Start the process of renewing your documents as soon as possible – we recommend 3-6 months before expiration. This will allow you the time needed to prepare, collect support documents, complete the appropriate applications and hopefully not stress too much.



Application Type                 online application, mail in supporting documents
Processing Time                 average time of 20 business days
Support Documents            see below 
Mail Application mail by Canada Post Express Post with a signature to the address indicated on the personalized checklist
Processing Fee                   $114.00 Canadian (subject to change without notice)



Application Type                 Online
Processing Time                 depends on the volume of requests, see processing time on IRCC website
Support Documents            see below 
Mail Application scan,upload support documents and submit your online application via your MyCIC Portal
Processing Fee                   $150.00 Canadian (subject to change without notice)



Gather these support documents; keep a scan, for subsequent applications, for example if applicable a Temporary Resident Visa.

  • Photograph – adhere to specifications
  • Valid Passport
  • CAQ Proof of Funds ; Study Permit Proof of Funds
  • Valid CAQ: for extension of Study Permit use the pdf letter posted on your Immigration Quebec portal – NOTE the Study Permit will usually be issued to the end date of your CAQ or the expiry date of your passport, whichever expires first.
  • Academic Documents – from Birks Student Service Centre, LB 185
    • Letter of Attestation must indicate your status in All Terms (past/present/future), credits completed/required to complete
    • Original Unofficial Transcript
    • Curriculum Evaluation if applicable
    • Thesis students: Letter from your supervisor indicating the probable date of completion of your thesis. Letter must be signed by the Supervisor and printed on department/faculty/University letterhead. Probable date is not the Time limit of the program.
    • Offer of Admission if applicable (included all pages)
  • Explanation Letter if applicable
    • this is especially necessary for the CAQ application; verify your transcript and include explanations for the terms, for example, when you earned less than full-time credits per term (Fall, Winter), deffered admission, not in Canada, DISC, FNS, etc.  
  • Any other document specified, i.e. Family Information, Medical, etc.


If you need further guidance and assistance please drop by the ISO and ask to speak to an international student advisor  – we are here to help you through the process.

Every attempt has been made to keep this information as accurate and current as possible; however, immigration regulations may change at any time without notice. Please refer to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and Immigration Quebec.

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