How to Extend your Study Permit
Overview of the study permit extension process
|When to apply||We recommend applying 3-4 months prior to expiry.|
|Application fees||$150.00CAD for application
$85.00CAD biometrics fee, if applicable
|Processing time||Refer to the IRCC website for study permit extension processing times.|
|How to apply||
Must apply from within Canada. We recommend applying online through an IRCC Secure Account.
Applicants may require:
|Application Instruction Guide||Refer to the IRCC study permit application instruction guide to find instructions on how to complete the application form.|
|After you apply||Remain in Canada to maintain your status.|
|Once you obtain your study permit extension||Apply for a temporary resident visa if required.|
Tutorial: Extending Your Study Permit
Refer to the tutorial on how to extend your study permit or watch a previous tutorial recording.
Letter of Explanation
A letter of explanation is way to describe additional factors or include additional documents in your Canadian immigration applications. A letter of explanation is required to explain any gap in your studies, part-time studies, or anything unusual about your studies when applying for a study permit extension or Post-Graduation Work Permit. It can also be used to explain pending documents you intend to submit as soon as you have obtained them for an initial study permit application.
Upload your Letter of Explanation under 'Client Information' in the 'Optional Documents' section of your online document checklist on your IRCC Secure Account.
Find a template Letter of Explanation here.
Trent University's Designated Learning Institution Number
For Canadian immigration applications relating to your studies, IRCC will request Trent's Designated Learning Institution Number (DLI#) which is O19395164223. It starts with a O and not a zero.
Have additional questions?
Our Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA) can support you through the study permit extension process.
- Email our International Student Immigration Advisor at email@example.com
- Book an appointment > Student Experience Portal > Appointment Bookings > Trent International > Immigration Advising
The immigration information on this page has been reviewed and endorsed by Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) in compliance with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations. However, this is not a legal document and information may change without notice. Always refer to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the most up-to-date information.