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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Version of section 219 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-05-31:

Marginal note:Acceptance letter

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a study permit shall not be issued to a foreign national unless they have written documentation from the educational institution at which they intend to study that states that they have been accepted to study there.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to

    • (a) a family member of a foreign national whose application for a work permit or a study permit is approved in writing before the foreign national enters Canada; or

    • (b) a foreign national who is applying to renew their study permit and has received notification in writing from the college or university at which they have been studying of successful completion of the requirements for a degree or diploma.

  • Marginal note:Foreign national described in par. (2)(b)

    (3) An officer who issues a study permit to a foreign national described in paragraph (2)(b) shall not authorize a period of study that exceeds 90 days following the date of the notification in writing.

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 61

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