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Study permit + visitor visa?

jickson

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Dec 17, 2014
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Hello all,

Asking for my sister in-law. She has a valid visitor visa, and now wants to study here. She has an accepted offer. Of course she needs to apply for a study permit. But does she need a new (student) visa? or the visitor visa is good enough?
 

demme343

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Aug 17, 2012
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Hello all,

Asking for my sister in-law. She has a valid visitor visa, and now wants to study here. She has an accepted offer. Of course she needs to apply for a study permit. But does she need a new (student) visa? or the visitor visa is good enough?
yes she will need to apply for study permit and i think betyer to consult some seniors also and study the IRCC website thouroly
 

jweekend

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Dec 13, 2019
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Hello all,

Asking for my sister in-law. She has a valid visitor visa, and now wants to study here. She has an accepted offer. Of course she needs to apply for a study permit. But does she need a new (student) visa? or the visitor visa is good enough?
Yes you will need a new visa
 

jickson

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Dec 17, 2014
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Yes you will need a new visa
Are you sure? I know a friend of mine that just applied for study permit, but she was already in Canada.
Also my wife applied for work permit, but she was also in Canada.

Is anyone aware of good link on IRCC website that explains this?
 

bongoman

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Dec 3, 2014
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The Visa/TRV/thing in your passport remains the same doesnt matter if it says visitor or student on it, this is only needed to travel to Canada and does not need to remain valid while you are here.

To legally study a course longer than 6 months you need to apply for study permit.
 
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jickson

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Dec 17, 2014
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The Visa/TRV/thing in your passport remains the same doesnt matter if it says visitor or student on it, this is only needed to travel to Canada and does not need to remain valid while you are here.

To legally study a course longer than 6 months you need to apply for study permit.
Thank you. This makes sense to me.
 

Space33

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Jun 15, 2019
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You also must submit the application for a study permit outside of Canada. Most send it to the US.
Hi Canuck78, how do you send a visa application outside of Canada if you are applying online? Did you mean to apply on paper?
 

GMP97

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Pakistan, Karachi
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STUDY
Visa Office......
Abu Dhabi
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22-11-2019
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19-12-2019
VISA ISSUED...
23/12/2019
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25/12/2019
Hi Canuck78, how do you send a visa application outside of Canada if you are applying online? Did you mean to apply on paper?
There is a field there on the online applying from- you should choose outside Canada meaning the country you are applying from
 

sam.devilz19

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Hello all,

Asking for my sister in-law. She has a valid visitor visa, and now wants to study here. She has an accepted offer. Of course she needs to apply for a study permit. But does she need a new (student) visa? or the visitor visa is good enough?
Hello,

So if the course duration is less than 6 months, she doesn't need an additional study permit. You can check the following link- Official IRCC Webpage

Cheers,
Sam
 
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rijol verma

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The Visa/TRV/thing in your passport remains the same doesnt matter if it says visitor or student on it, this is only needed to travel to Canada and does not need to remain valid while you are here.

To legally study a course longer than 6 months you need to apply for study permit.
wrong. my friend has both. visitor is a 'V' visa and student is a 'sx' visa. both have different counterfoil
 

Tarora

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Oct 5, 2020
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Hello all,

Asking for my sister in-law. She has a valid visitor visa, and now wants to study here. She has an accepted offer. Of course she needs to apply for a study permit. But does she need a new (student) visa? or the visitor visa is good enough?
Hi bro i am also on a same stage i have a visit visa and applied for study on 21st September and waiting for an update ...
 

bongoman

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wrong. my friend has both. visitor is a 'V' visa and student is a 'sx' visa. both have different counterfoil
He didnt need to apply for the second one, the mark is irrelevant. Visa only allows travel to canada, status is granted at the border accordingly.
 

rijol verma

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He didnt need to apply for the second one, the mark is irrelevant. Visa only allows travel to canada, status is granted at the border accordingly.
it is not optional bongoman. IRCC says submit your passport you have to submit your passport. and ircc puts the other TRV too. so if you get a passport request you advice not to submit?