Immigration Information has been revised and approved by Tania Sanchez
Member in Good Standing of ICCRC, ICCRC# R511577, REVISED FEBRUARY 2017

Study Permit Renewal-Online

Gather the following documents before applying:

  1. letter to confirm your student status. Graduate students contact the School of Graduate Studies for a letter to confirm your student status as well as your expected graduation date.  Undergraduate students contact the UNB Registrar's Office to request a letter to confirm your status at UNB and expected graduation date.  Please note, if you are emailing the Registrar's Office you must do this from your UNB email account and include: your full name, and student number. 
  2. Your passport
  3. Proof of financial support (scholarship letter, current Canadian bank balance, etc.)
  4. Digital Photo- You will be asked to upload a digital photo of yourself. Make sure your photo meets the following criteria:
    • Show a full front view of the person’s head and shoulders showing full face centered in the middle of the photograph;
    • Have a plain white backgroundThe image must be 240 (kB kilobytes), no less than 60 kB (kilobytes)
    • If an existing photo is being scanned, the minimum resolution must be 600 pixels per inch
    • The file may be submitted in JPEG or JPEG2000 format
    • The photo must be in color
  5. Credit card. Please note the ONLY payment method accepted for online application is Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or gift credit cards that can be purchased at stores such as Wal-Mart, Superstore or Shopper’s Dug Mart.  The fee for a study permit is $150.00

Get your Personal Checklist Code:

Step 1:  Go to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.
Step 2:  Click on “Apply Online”
Step 3:  Select the application you are applying for from the drop down list, then click on GO.
Step 4:  Under the Temporary Residence heading, follow Step 1 and determine if you are eligible to apply. You will need about 10-15 minutes to complete the questionnaire. If you are eligible to apply online, you will receive a Personal Checklist Code.  
Step 5:  Write down your Personal Checklist Code. (It looks like this: QK4350881372) It will be valid for 60 days. Also print out and follow the instructions provided.

Complete the Application Process:

Step 6:  Register/log in to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website. You can register or login using either a GCKey or Sign-In Partner.
Step 7:  Once you are logged into MyCIC, then select “Apply Online” to continue.
Step 8:  Enter your Personal Checklist Code.

Once you have entered your Personal Checklist Code, you will be guided through the following steps to complete your application.    

  • Upload your documents
  • Review your application
  • Pay with a credit card
  • Submit your application

If you decide to exit at any point, all responses submitted until that point will be saved for 60 days. The next time you access your MyCIC account page and click on the application you have in process.

Helpful Hints for Study Permit Renewal Application:

  •  "UCI" is:  your Client ID number; an eight digit number listed in the box above the expiry date of your Study Permit.  Type it without spaces or a hyphen.
  • “I am applying for one or more of the following,” select: “An initial study permit or extension of study permit.”
  • “Current country of residence.”  Indicate: “from” the date you started your program of studies in Canada “to” the expiry date on your current study permit.
  • "DLI Number" is: Designated Learning Institution Number for UNB is O19348802512. The first letter is the letter "O". 
  • "Study Permit document number", is the black number that starts with only 1 letter listed under the large red number on at the top right of the Study Permit.
  • “Duration of expected study.”  “from”:  today's date,“to”:  your expected graduation date.
  • "The cost of my studies will be"  Indicate the cost of your tuition, room & board, and other expenses for 1 year only.
  • "Have you had any post-secondary education?" Answer: yes – you are required to include your highest level of post-secondary education, indicate your current program at UNB.
  • "Employment" Indicate: "Student" and "Current Activity/Occupation” include the details for your current program.
  • Do not sign or date the signature section of the application.
  • Once you have completed your application, make sure you validate the form by clicking on the “validate” button
  • Save the application in order to upload it on your online application.
  • You cannot print and scan the application form.

Processing Times:

Check the study permit application processing times online.


  • Ensure that your passport is still valid. Your study permit will not be renewed any longer than your passport.  For example, if your passport expired in six months, you will only receive a six month study permit. 
  • Make sure you submit your study permit renewal application at least 30 days before the expiry date.
  • A computer, scanner, and personal assistance is available for you at the International Student Advisor’s Office—call or email for an appointment.
  • Your study permit will not be renewed any longer than your passport.  For example, if your passport expired in six months, you will only receive a six month study permit.
  • Your application must be received by the Case Processing Center before your study permit expires!
  • If you have questions, or change your address, before you receive your new Study Permit, call:  1-888-242-2100  

If your Study Permit Expired:

In some cases, you may apply to restore your status as a student within 90 days of losing it.  Complete the application steps as outlined above.  You must provide full details of all the facts and circumstances that caused you to lose your status.  In addition to a fee for renewing your study permit ($150), there is also a fee for restoring your status ($200.)  Total cost:  $350

After you apply to restore your status, you may stay in Canada until a decision is made on your application but you are not allowed to study until your status has been restored.  There is no guarantee that your application to restore your status will be accepted.  An officer will evaluate your request for restoration of status and will process an application for a study permit. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will advise you of any further action to be taken

If you do not apply for renewal of your study permit within the 90 days allowed, you must leave Canada to apply for a new study permit.