Hello, I have been studying at Concordia in Montréal as an international (Australian) student and precisely one day after university cutoff date for fees due I received notice my student visa was refused on grounds of applying within Canada. I was originally given the impression Australians could apply from within Canada, as I was here with my Canadian girlfriend and it was indicated to me that my application would be processed via the Sydney office. Here is a timeline of events: 22 Feb - Day 1 visitor in Canada 20 Apr - Concordia Acceptance 12 July - Application for CAQ received by office 14 Aug - CAQ granted 15 Aug - Application finalised and sent for student visa 4 Sep - Day 1 at Concordia 7 Sep - Received read receipt from Immigration - advised they do not require biometrics, medical testing or further information. 17 Sep - Cutoff date for courses at Uni. 26 Sep - Paid university fees in full. 30 Sep - Final date due for uni fees payment. 1 Oct - Rejected by Immigration. I have been advised I have 90 days to apply for an extension of my tourist visa. I am hoping I will be able to have a $ credit applied to be used for deferment to next semester. So.... How long do I need to leave Canada now to reapply? Where do I need to go? If I need to be outside of the country at the time of my application, does that mean only for the duration of the application or may I come back in the country for the duration of the process? Must I be in my country of origin or may I stay in the US to submit my application? Thanks!