Travelling while waiting on Application

If you have applied to extend your study permit and plan to travel outside Canada while your application is in process, you can leave and come back. However, one of two things will happen when you return to Canada:
  • You may be allowed to come back to Canada as a visitor, if we have not yet made a decision on your study permit application. If this is the case, you cannot study until you get your new study permit. The officer at the port of entry may ask you to prove you have enough money to support yourself in Canada.
  • You may be allowed to come back to Canada as a student, if the officer at the port of entry determines that IRCC issued your study permit while you were away.

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