Applying for a Canadian Student Visa and Permit? Follow These Do's and Don'ts

Applying for a Canadian Student Visa and Permit? Follow These Do’s and Don’ts

Canada is a popular destination for international students due to its excellent education system and quality of life. If you’re planning to study in Canada, here are some key do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when applying for a Canadian student visa and permit.


  1. Start your visa application early: It is recommended to start the visa application process at least three months before the intended date of travel to ensure enough time for processing.
  2. Read the eligibility criteria carefully: Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria for a student visa before you apply. This includes proof of enrolment in a designated learning institution, sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay, and a clean criminal record.
  3. Provide all required documentation: Ensure you provide all the necessary documentation, including your passport, proof of enrolment, financial support, and language proficiency test scores (if required).
  4. Be honest: Provide accurate and complete information in your visa application. Misrepresenting information or providing false documents can result in a permanent ban from entering Canada.
  5. Book your travel only after receiving your visa: Do not make any travel arrangements until you have received your visa.


  1. Don’t leave your application to the last minute: Processing times can vary, so it’s important to apply well in advance of your intended date of travel.
  2. Don’t provide false information: Misrepresenting information or providing false documents can result in a permanent ban from entering Canada.
  3. Don’t forget to sign your application: Make sure to sign your application before submitting it, as an unsigned application will not be processed.
  4. Don’t ignore the deadline: Submit your application before the deadline indicated by the visa office.
  5. Don’t neglect to check your visa status: Check your visa status regularly to ensure it has been processed and approved.
  6. Don’t rely on a single source of funding: Make sure you have enough funds to support yourself during your stay in Canada, and avoid relying on a single source of funding.
  7. Don’t assume that a student visa guarantees entry: A student visa only allows you to travel to Canada. The final decision to allow entry into Canada is made by a border services officer at the port of entry.
  8. Don’t neglect your language skills: If English or French is not your first language, make sure to demonstrate sufficient language proficiency to successfully complete your studies in Canada.

How Dastur Immigration Can Help?

Our immigration consultants will assist you in navigating the complex immigration process. When it comes to studying in Canada, our consultants can play a crucial role in helping you obtain your study visa. Here’s how:

  1. Knowledge of immigration laws and regulations: Our immigration consultants have a thorough understanding of immigration laws and regulations, including study visa requirements and processes. We can provide you with up-to-date information on the latest policies and procedures, and guide you through the process.
  2. Assistance with documentation: Applying for a study visa can be a complex and time-consuming process, with a large amount of documentation required. We can help you prepare the required documents, including transcripts, financial statements, and proof of enrolment. We can also review your documents to ensure they are complete and meet the necessary requirements.
  3. Preparation for visa interviews: You may be required to attend an in-person interview as part of the study visa application process. Our consultants can provide you with tips and guidance on what to expect during the interview and how to prepare for it.
  4. Handling complications and appeals: Sometimes, study visa applications can be denied due to a variety of reasons, such as missing documents or incomplete information. We can help you navigate these complications and assist you in making an appeal.
  5. Speed and efficiency: Hiring our immigration consultants can significantly speed up the process of obtaining a study visa. We will handle the complicated paperwork and procedures, freeing up your time to focus on other important tasks, such as preparing for your studies abroad.


By following these do’s and don’ts, you can increase your chances of a successful Canadian student visa application. Good luck with your studies in Canada!

Contact us today to get started with your study visa application process.

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