From Start to Approval: Your Complete Guide

If you wish to visit Canada as a student, you will need a Student visa for this. Here’s a detailed process of visa application.

  1. Once you have the acceptance letter, you need to check the DIL to check whether your institution is there or not.
  2. Once you are confirmed that your institution is in the DIL, you need the scanned copies of all the documents desired and a credit card for payment.
  3. In case of online application, you will be getting a questionnaire on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to establish your eligibility then; you will get a personal checklist.
  4. These are certain documents every applicant should make sure to get ready.
  • Acceptance Letter: Letter of the acceptance from the institution you will be joining.
  • Identity Proof: You will need a valid Passport and 2 Passport size photographs.
  • Proof of Finances: You will need to furnish the sufficient proof to show that you have financial resources to continue to study there.
  • Letter of Explanation: You will need this letter to let them know about your future endeavours.
  1. You need to login to the MYCIC account by giving your checklist code and send off the application.
  2. Then, after verifying, you need to apply.
  3. Once your application is received, they may ask for any additional documents owing to your case.
  4. The processing time for your application may vary case to case. You have to wait for the turnaround time.


Dos and Don’ts for Canada Tourist Visa application


  • Always apply for tourist visa well ahead in time.
  • You need to be careful while filling up the application form with accurate details.
  • You need to have all the supporting documents as well.


  • Do not ever furnish false documents for your visa application.
  • Do not hide or manipulate facts for the application.