In this video, Stefanie takes Waterloo students through the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) online, in-Canada, study permit extension application process. To learn more about the Student Success Office's services for international students, register for a workshop or to book a consulting appointment, visit: https://uwaterloo.ca/student-success/international-students
Important update: As of December 3, 2019, anyone applying for a study permit extension from within Canada who hasn’t completed biometrics within the past 10 years will need to do so. There will now be an additional question in the eligibility questionnaire that asks, "In the past 10 years, have you given your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) for an application to come to Canada?" Be sure to answer this honestly and correctly. If you’re unsure, you can use the Check Status tool to find out if your biometrics are still valid.
An additional $85 fee will be charged at the time of application submission. Once you submit your application, you'll receive a Biometrics Instruction Letter in your IRCC account. After receiving the letter, schedule your biometrics appointment using the Service Canada Appointment System. The closest Service Canada office to Waterloo is located at 40 Weber Street East in Kitchener. Be sure to complete your biometrics prior to the deadline noted on your letter from IRCC.
Please note: Immigration consulting is a free service provided by the Student Success Office for current University of Waterloo students. All of our consultants are Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants who are licensed with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). The immigration consultants do not submit applications, but can meet with students for a consultation.
The Government of Canada website, regulations, application requirements and forms can change without notice. It is the viewer’s responsibility as the applicant to monitor expiry dates and understand their current documents, to answer the application questions accurately as they relate to their individual circumstances, and to submit a complete and correct application. This video is for educational purposes only and does not equate to or establish legal counsel. Application approval is determined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and is not guaranteed by the University of Waterloo. If you have any concerns about your application as a Waterloo student, please consult with one of our Immigration Consultants.
· Our study permit webpage and how to get the co-op letter - https://uwaterloo.ca/student-success/students/international-student-resources/study-permit
· Our immigration consulting webpage - https://uwaterloo.ca/student-success/students/international-student-resources/immigration-consulting
· IRCC account video link – https://youtu.be/MvP0k5Ljh1o
· Our work permit web page - https://uwaterloo.ca/student-success/students/international-student-resources/work-permit
· Documents for your family - https://uwaterloo.ca/student-success/students/international-student-resources/resources-your-family
· Adobe Acrobat Reader - http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/
• Ordering your official enrolment letter - https://uwaterloo.ca/the-centre/official-documents/proof-enrolment-request
· Financial support: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-how-documents.asp#doc3
· List of Panel Physicians - http://www.cic.gc.ca/pp-md/pp-list.aspx
· W Store on campus - https://wstore.uwaterloo.ca/location-hours
· Biometrics - https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/campaigns/biometrics/facts.html
· Implied Status - https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/visitors/implied-status-extending-stay.html