Student Visa for Canada


  • Students applying to Canadian Universities may have their medical examination before submitting their Study Permit application by visiting one of the Designated Medical Practitioners (DMP) in India.
  • It is not mandatory to complete a medical examination prior to submission of your application. However, doing so may result in faster processing. Medical results are valid for one year. Do not undergo a subsequent medical examination if you had one in the last year.
  • After completion of your medical examination, the DMP will provide you with one copy of your medical examination form. This form must be submitted together with your Study Permit application.
  • Submission of this form does not guarantee approval of your application. Do not make any commitments until your Study Permit application has been approved. All costs for the medical examination are payable by the applicant and non-refundable.  You must submit your application at the visa office responsible for your area of residence (see section entitled “Applications Outside Jurisdiction” for further details). Failure to do so will result in multiple delays due to the necessity of file transfer.


You MUST submit the following:

University Checklist –Attach THIS checklist as a cover sheet to your application


Application form fully completed (all questions answered), dated and signed, indicating your personal mailing address, reliable phone contact, and your personal email address (if you agree to e-mail communications).


Family Information Form and Student Questionnaire (leaving no gaps).


Original, valid passport for yourself and each family member requesting a visa, as well as a photocopy of the bio data page.


Two passport photographs with a white background for yourself and each family member requesting a visa. The photographs should have your name printed on the back, dated and taken in the past 6 months.


Letter of Acceptance from your prospective University in Canada stating unconditional admission, course title, duration of study, level of study, start date (multiple start dates, if applicable) and latest possible date of admission.


Use of a Representative form (IMM 5476) (if applicable)


The following documents are STRONGLY recommended:

IELTS test results taken within last 24 months


Photocopy of the most recent diploma/leaving certificate, and most recent mark sheets (for entire program; consolidated mark sheets are NOT acceptable)


Copy of medical examination form IMM1017 if you opted to undergo a medical examination before submitting your application.


PREFERRED OPTION for proof of funds:  Evidence of purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from a participating Canadian financial institution, in the amount of $10,000 CAD to cover living expenses for your first year in Canada and evidence of payment for your tuition. See information on the following page for information on how to obtain a GIC.

As an alternate option, you can fulfill the financial requirement by submitting a copy of the receipt for  your  tuition fee) AND a copy of an Educational Loan from an Indian Chartered Bank equivalent to $10 000 CAD. See information on the following page for the list of acceptable banks.


Copy of receipts for payment provided by the University.



Declaration: All documents checked are included. I attest to the truthfulness of the documents/information included in this application. Misrepresentation of any material fact will lead to my being refused and being found inadmissible to Canada for a period of 2 years.




When visiting the DMP, you must bring the following documents:

5 passport pictures


Your original passport


A photocopy of your passport bio data page


Your letter of acceptance from a Canadian University


Your complete residential address, including district and state. Your current address must be clearly written on the back of the copy of your passport bio data page. The address indicated must be your residential address, not your mailing address, and not the address of your agent or representative. This address will determine where your medical results will be sent, to our office in Delhi or in Chandigarh.



Minor children must submit the following documents:

Children under 18 years of age going to Quebec to study must provide proof of a custodian in Canada.


Children under 17 years of age going to study in any other province or territory must also provide a custodianship form.


As proof of custodianship, minor applicants must submit notarized declarations – one signed by the parents or legal guardians in the country of origin, as well as one signed by the custodian in Canada – stating that arrangements have been made for the custodian to act in place of a parent.


Minors travelling alone or with a person other than their parents or legal guardians should have a letter of authorization signed by both parents or legal guardians. It should also include the name of the adult who will be responsible for the children in Canada.

Minors travelling with only one parent or legal guardian should have a letter of authorization from the non-accompanying parent or guardian.

A copy of the page of the passport or other government-issued identification document showing the name, photo and signature of each non-accompanying parent should be submitted with the application.

These documents should be available for presentation at the Canadian Port of Entry.



How to obtain a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)

According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada guidelines, you will require approximately $10,000 CAD per year, not including tuition fees, to cover your living expenses. This requirement is fulfilled through the purchase of a participating GIC, and evidence that you have paid your tuition.

At present, Scotiabank is the only participating Canadian financial institution.

Apply for the Scotiabank Student GIC Program, by visiting their website, to learn more about the GIC and download the GIC Application form.

Once your Scotiabank Student GIC has been opened, you may transfer funds to your account in Canada by using any bank in India in which you hold your account.


The Education Loan must be provided by a bank governed by the Reserve Bank of India. All international banks operating in India also meet these criteria.

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