IMM 5709 Application Form Download
You can apply for a study permit extension in Canada if you have not finished your studies. If you wish to keep studying then you will need to apply for the study permit extension 30 days in advance before your current permit expires. To apply online you will need to download the IMM5709 application form. Please note that you should pay attention to the expiry date of your passport too. Because you cannot extend a study permit if your passport is not effective anymore. Once you apply for the extension of your current permit, you will maintain your existing status until the decision is given on your application.DOWNLOAD IMM 5709
Study Permit Extension Checklist.
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Before the application, you need to write a letter of intent to study in Canada.
If you think that your permit will expire during your travels outside Canada, then you should apply for the extension before it expires.
How to fill IMM5709?
Have you completed your studies earlier?
Regardless of the validity date of your study permit, if you have finished your studies in Canada earlier than you planned, your study permit will automatically expire in 90 days from the date you finished studying. The countdown starts either from the date you received any notification regarding the completion of your studies or when you receive your degree.
Have you completed your studies later?
When you realize that your studies in Canada will last beyond the expiry date of your permit, you must apply for the extension a minimum of 30 days before your current study permit expires. Else, you will lose your status in Canada. In case if you forget to renew your permit you may still apply to reinstate your status as a student. However, you must apply to restore your permit within 90 days of losing your status. In addition, if the school you are studying at, is not a DLI (Designated Learning Institution) you cannot apply for the extension for the current study permit.
How to apply for a study permit extension IMM5709?
You can submit an application to extend your permit in two ways: online and on paper.
Applying online: IMM 5709 application form
In general online application will save your time and you can get all updates regarding your process online. In addition, the online application helps you to identify the accuracy of the application since an online application is returned to the applicant if it is incomplete.
To apply online you will need to download the IMM 5709 application form. In order to use the IMM5709 form, you will need to be currently within Canada with a valid Temporary Resident Visa.
You need to submit the following documents in your application along with IMM 5709e form:
- A letter of acceptance from DLI
- A proof that demonstrates that you have temporary resident status in Canada
- And a proof that confirms that you can support yourself financially in Canada during your studies
If you wish, however, to submit a paper-based application, then you will need to download the application package that is necessary to fill out. When you submit an application you need to clearly explain the reasons that how you lost your status. Although you are allowed to stay in Canada until the decision is given on your application, you are not permitted to study until your status is reinstated.
What is the processing time of the study permit extension?
In general, the online application takes approximately 32 days to complete, whereas on the paper-based application you will need to wait up to 94 days. Depending on which method you follow to extend your study permit the average processing time may vary.
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