Due to the impact of Covid-19, Canada has temporarily changed how it will process the study visa application for some international students. As per Canada’s official website, the embassy will process some study visa applications under a two-stage study visa process.
IRCC says they will process a study visa application under 2 stage study visa process if
IRCC will follow the regular study visa procedure for students whose application is complete and who will study at a designated learning institution with an approved Covid-19 readiness plan.
Earlier in 2020, IRCC announced a similar 2-staged study visa process for the fall 2020 intake.
The 2-stage study visa process will be as follows:
Stage 1: Eligibility
The applicant will be considered eligible if he/she provides
On completion of the first stage, the embassy will inform the applicant via email or his/her online account. Completing stage one does not guarantee that the applicant will get his/her study visa.
Stage 2: Admissibility
In the second stage, the applicant will be required to provide his/her
Upon successfully completing all the requirements of stage 1 and 2, the embassy will issue a study permit to the applicant, which will make him/her eligible to travel to Canada. Students will also be able to continue their classes, in case they have already started studying online.
The IRCC states that apart from an acceptance letter from DLI, if the applicant does not submit biometrics, proof of enrollment, final transcript, or other documents due to Covid-19, the study visa application will not be rejected. The applicant will be given more time to fulfill the requirements. But, they will be required to upload a letter of explanation explaining why he/she cannot submit the necessary documents.
At this time, it is mandatory to use ArriveCan before anyone can travel to Canada. It is a portal for travelers to submit their travel and contact information, quarantine plan, and COVID-19 symptoms self-assessment, and it is available on iOS, Android, and online.
As per IRCC, All the new study visa applications and those that do not meet the above-mentioned two-stage study visa conditions will be processed under the regular procedure.
Several formalities have to be completed to file a Canada study visa application; if you are planning to study in Canada, then it is highly recommended to you that you consult with Pyramid’s experts. For this, you can visit any of Pyramid’s branches or call at 92563-92563.