students are required to obtain a Student Authorization and Visa
before going to Canada for studies. Students must also meet the
requirements of the Canadian Immigration Act and Regulations. Under
normal circumstances, allow at least two months for your visa to be
Visa and Student Authorization Procedure
Submit the completed application kit to the immigration section of the
Canadian High commission. Please note that all the documents
submitted, must be either original or photocopies notarized and
witnessed by a notary public or a magistrate or the Canadian
Immigration Officer, and be accompanied by a duplicate copy.
Every applicant must demonstrate that they have sufficient financial
resources available to them to pay tuition fees, maintain him/herself
and dependants who go to Canada, and to pay return transportation
costs without engaging in employment in Canada. For example, students
without accompanying dependants must demonstrate that they have at
least $10,000 Cdn plus the cost of tuition for a twelve-month period,
plus the cost of transportation to and fro from Canada. Canadian
$10,000 is the base amount considered adequate to cover all costs,
other than tuition, for one person for a twelve-month period. Some
educational institutions require that more funds be available; if the
local cost of living is higher than average, more money may also be
After the Completed application forms along with the
documents are submitted;
INTERVIEW - An interview with a Canadian Visa
Officer may be required. If this is the case, you will be advised in
writing of the time and place for the interview.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION - The Canadian high
commission will issue medical instructions. Students and accompanying
dependants must pass a medical examination.
If the student and accompanying dependants are found to be in good
health and there are no other concerns with the application, the Visa
and Student Authorization will be issued.
Student Partner Program. -
The The Student Partners Program (SPP) is an
administrative framework designed and implemented in partnership between
the Canadian visa offices in India
and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).
Under this program the visa procedure is expedited enabling students to get a visa within 2 weeks.