Visitor Visa to Study Permit
Study Permit application made from Inside Canada. The IRCC stipulates that applicants need to have already completed their study permit application before entering Canada. However in most cases, applying for a study permit in China is not an easy task. Older applicants or those who has a master’s degree (but still apply for a foreign undergraduate degree) will often have their study permit application rejected on the grounds of “Purpose of visit”. Therefore many people will apply for a tourist visa first, and then transfer to a study visa in Canada later.
Since June 1, 2014, applicants who meet the following conditions can apply for and receive a study permit in Canada:
- Minors who are in high school or under
- Exchange student or visiting scholar
- Students who have already taken short-term courses in Canada
In addition, the following conditions need to be met:
- Legally entered and is within the period of legal residence
- Courses taken need to meet the requirements of DLI
- Successfully graduated from the courses, and received admission notice from college for a long-term program
- Proof of sufficient funds
The approval agency for student visa applications in Canada is in Alberta, and it is relatively independent of the Beijing or Australian office that handles overseas applications, which means it is more advantageous for those who have been refused a visa. Domestic student visas is relatively easy to apply, though in recent years there has been a tendency to gradually changing into the same standards for student visas applied outside Canada. However with the help of lawyers and licensed consultants, its rate of approval is still much higher.
A: The approval rate is relatively high. Experience shows that there are successful cases for people with history of reverse reading, older age, and visa refusal.
A: According to the new policy promulgated by the Canadian Immigration Service on June 1, 2014, there are three types of people who can apply in China:
1: high school or below, children under the age of 18
2: exchange or visiting students
3: the student has completed a short-term course and has reached the admission standard of the designated college (DLI) professional program, that is, has received the professional program admission offer of the DLI college professional course.
A: The valid duration of the study visa is determined by the applicant’s applied professional program, and the duration ranges from 1 to 3 years.
A: As long as you keep studying, you can apply for renewal by presenting the corresponding supporting documents.
A: According to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227):
215 (1) A foreign national may apply for a study permit after entering Canada if they
(f) are a temporary resident who
(i) is studying at the preschool, primary or secondary level,
(ii) is a visiting or exchange student who is studying at a designated learning institution, or
(iii) has completed a course or program of study that is a prerequisite to their enrolling at a designated learning institution;
It should be noted that applicants with a tourist visa can take courses within 6 months in Canada. Usually, applicants need to complete language schools within 6 months and successfully apply for DLI institutions before they can continue to study in Canada. If the English course is not passed within 6 months, it is impossable to process travel visa-to-study visa.
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