|Tuesday, May 21, 2013|
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:05:17 PM ET
A study permit is required for anyone that wants to study in Canada for 6 months or more. A temporary resident (entry) visa is required by citizens of some countries to enter Canada. Permanent residency is the official term for what many people understand as immigrating.
Temporary Resident (Entry) Visas
A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) is a visa that is required by citizens of some countries to come to Canada. The TRV must be valid on the date that you enter Canada but can expire any time after that.
Note: If you successfully apply for a first (initial) study permit through a visa office outside of Canada, a TRV will automatically be issued (if required). Therefore, the following information applies if you already have a study permit but your TRV has expired or if you do not require a study permit (because you will study for no more than 6 months).
My citizenship requires me to have a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to come to Canada, when should I apply?
Consult the Canadian Visa Office serving your country or region of residence for a more detailed estimate on how long your application may take to be processed. You can find information about past processing times through Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
NEW! How do I apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)?
Visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website to determine the appropriate application process for you. If you choose the paper application process you can access the application form, an application guide and further instructions on how to apply. If you choose to apply online, you will be required to answer a series of questions to determine your eligibility, and the supporting documents you will need to include.
If you are applying by mail/post, or in person, you must also consult the Canadian Visa Office serving your country or region of residence as each office may have it's own requirements. You may be asked to attend an interview, regardless of how you apply.
Note: If you submit a successful application for an initial (first) study permit outside of Canada and your citizenship requires you to have a Temporary Resident Visa, the visa will be issued with your letter of introduction. It is not necessary to submit a separate application.
Where should I apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)?
How much does it cost to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)?
I am already in Canada but want to apply for a new Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to allow me to return to Canada after a trip abroad. How is my case different?
I am already in Canada and have friends/family who would like to visit me but need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). What can I do to help them?
What happens after my Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) application has been processed?
Permanent residency offers the right to stay in Canada permanently. Applying for permanent residency can take a long time. The International Student Advisors at the Queen's University International Centre can answer some questions about the process but do not focus on permanent residency.
Please begin your research with QUIC's "After Queen's" page.
If you have further questions, after reviewing the information above, advising is available (without an appointment) from the International Student Advisors at the Queen's University International Centre from Monday to Friday between 1:00pm and 4:30pm.