Do you want to extend your study stay in Canada? Find out the step-by-step process to renew your study permit!

Published On: May 24, 2023

Congratulations on reaching the end of your study period in Canada! Now, you might be wondering how to continue your educational journey at LLI. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. To ensure that you can stay in this beautiful country and continue studying at LLI, it’s essential to take the next step and apply for the renewal of your study permit.

By renewing your study permit, you open the door to countless opportunities for personal and academic growth. Imagine immersing yourself in a vibrant learning environment, expanding your knowledge, and forging lifelong connections with fellow students from around the world. This is your chance to deepen your understanding, gain valuable skills, and shape a brighter future.


When applying for visa renewal or extension, you need to follow certain procedures. Keep reading this text and learn how to apply!

First things first, check if you meet the eligibility criteria for study permit renewal. Make sure you’re still a student and have a valid reason to continue studying in Canada. To ensure uninterrupted studies in Canada, it is recommended to apply for a study permit extension at least 30 days before the expiration of your current study permit. By applying in advance, you can continue your education without any disruptions.

Next, gather all the required documents for your application. You’ll need to write a letter explaining why you want to renew your visa and continue your studies. It’s important to be clear and concise about your reasons. Also, include copies of relevant passport pages that show your personal details and the duration of your authorized stay in Canada.

To prove you can support yourself during your extended stay, provide financial evidence such as bank statements. If you rely on someone else for financial support, include a letter from them stating their commitment and provide proof of their financial situation. Additionally, include a copy of your return ticket or a letter outlining your plans for returning home after your studies.

At LLI, we understand the importance of continuity in education and the transformative power it holds. That’s why we encourage you to take action and embark on this exciting journey of renewal. Our dedicated team is here to support you throughout the process, providing guidance and assistance every step of the way.

Expert Guidance for you Study Permit Renewal:

As you prepare to submit your application for the renewal of your study permit, it’s important to explore all available resources to ensure a smooth and successful process. One valuable option to consider is seeking professional assistance from our trusted partners, Akrami & Associates. They are a specialized agency that provides immigration services and can offer expert guidance tailored to your specific situation.

Whether you choose to submit your application online or by mail, having the guidance of Akrami & Associates can significantly enhance your chances of a successful study permit renewal. They will work closely with you, addressing any concerns or questions you may have, and guiding you through each step of the process. With their expertise, you can have peace of mind knowing that your application is in capable hands.

Once you’ve submitted your application, keep a record of the confirmation of receipt. This is important as it will contain information for tracking the progress of your application. You can either use the online system or contact the immigration office directly to check the status.

Remember, it’s essential to start the renewal process before your current visa expires. If your visa expires while your application is being processed, don’t worry, you can legally remain in Canada until a decision is made.

What documents are required?

When applying for visa renewal, you must demonstrate to the government the reasons why you want to continue staying in Canada. Additionally, you need to provide supporting documentation.

Ensure you have your documents prepared and ready for submission when applying for your study permit. It is important to include the following:

  • Letter of acceptance: Provide a letter of acceptance from the designated learning institution (DLI) where you have been accepted to study.
  • Complete application documents: Submit as many of the required documents for a complete application as possible. This includes any necessary forms, identification documents, educational transcripts, language proficiency test results, and financial documentation.
  • Timely submission: Remember that your study permit cannot be finalized until you have submitted a complete application. Delaying the submission of your documents will result in processing delays.
  • Explanation for missing documents: If any documents are missing due to COVID-19 related issues, include a letter of explanation along with your application.
  • Quebec-specific requirement: If you plan to study in Quebec, ensure you provide a valid attestation of issuance of your Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ).

By having all the necessary documents ready and submitted promptly, you can help streamline the processing of your study permit application. Additionally, you will need to pay a visa renewal fee and include the proof of payment with your documentation.


Is there a deadline for submitting the application?

It is important to be aware of the expiration date of your visa, as the renewal application must be submitted before it expires. After all, the government cannot renew something that is no longer valid.

  • If your visa expires and you have already submitted the documentation, you can legally stay in the country until you receive a response.
  • I If your study permit has expired and you wish to continue studying in Canada, it is crucial to take appropriate action to restore your status as a temporary resident. In such a situation, you will need to apply for a new study permit to ensure your legal authorization to study in the country. By applying for a new study permit, you can regain your status and continue pursuing your educational goals in Canada.

Who can apply for this extension?

The visa renewal process varies depending on the type of permit. To do so, the applicant must prove their continuation in a new program. If you are a student, you must demonstrate that you will continue studying to apply for visa renewal.


Don’t do it alone, get some help!

When it comes to navigating the process of renewing your study permit, having professional assistance can make a significant difference. That’s why we recommend our trusted partners, Akrami & Associates, to help you throughout the visa renewal process. Akrami & Associates can provide expert advice, help you navigate the application process, and ensure that you have all the necessary documents and information. They have experience in handling visa renewals and can assist you in maximizing your chances of a successful application. Feel free to contact Akrami & Associates for further information and assistance!



Good luck with your study permit renewal, and we hope you can continue your studies in Canada with LLI!

At LLI, we offer a wide range of courses to support your educational journey. Whether you’re looking to improve your language skills, prepare for standardized tests like the TOEFL, or enhance your academic abilities, we have the right program for you.

Our English as a Second Language (ESL) courses provide comprehensive language training tailored to your proficiency level. These courses focus on all aspects of language acquisition, including grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing. By enrolling in our ESL programs, you can enhance your English language skills and communicate effectively in academic and professional settings.

For those specifically preparing for the TOEFL test, our iBt TOEFL Preparation program is designed to equip you with the necessary strategies and knowledge to excel in the exam. Through targeted instruction, practice tests, and valuable resources, we help you strengthen your language proficiency and familiarize yourself with the test format.

Additionally, LLI offers University Preparation programs to help you thrive in an academic environment. These courses cover essential skills such as academic writing, research, critical thinking, and presentation skills. By honing these abilities, you’ll be well-prepared for university-level studies and academic success.

Furthermore, the Diploma in Software and Entrepreneurship program at LLI is a comprehensive program designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the dynamic fields of software development and entrepreneurship. It is structured to provide a balanced blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, equipping students with a solid foundation in software development and the entrepreneurial mindset necessary to navigate the business world.

Choose among our diverse range of courses and continue your educational journey with LLI. Our experienced instructors, comprehensive curriculum, and supportive learning environment will empower you to achieve your academic goals.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information on our courses and how they can complement your studies in Canada. We look forward to welcoming you to LLI and supporting you in your educational endeavors.

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