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Renewing the study permit


You must obtain a study permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) once you have received your Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ). Apply for a study permit renewal at least 30 days before your current study permit expires.



 Check the page 'Extend your study permit ' on the CIC website to find out how you can apply.


How to renew your study permit online: 

            1. Sign into MyCIC (or create an account)

            2. Answer the questionnaire

            3. Fill out the form, validate and download it.

      •  The designated learning institution number (DLI #) for HEC Montréal is  O19359011058

            4. Upload the documents required in your current program by the checklist

      • If you are renewing your study permit for your current program, you will need to get officials documents from the Registrar. For a new program, use your admission letter.

           5. Pay the fee associated to your application



 Check the processing times


Will your current study permit expire before you receive your renewal? You will have an implied status, that allows you to stay in Canada until you get an answer from CIC.

Has your study permit already expired? You first need to restore your status in Canada in order to apply for a study permit. 



Important: If you leave Canada while your study permit renewal application is being processed, you might have problems at the border (review CIC's website for more information). 


*This information has no official value and is only a synthesis of the required procedures to the best of our knowledge at the date of publication. Changes to laws can occur at any time without further notice. The laws and rules of Quebec and Canada, as well as the information provided on the websites of the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (MIDI) as well as Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), take precedence over the information contained herein.

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