US STUDENTS: APPLY AT PORT OF ENTRY

i This website contains general information and resources related to policies, procedures, and application processes for international students.

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COVID-19 FAQ for International Students

You have the option of submitting your study permit application upon your arrival at a Canadian Port of Entry (e.g. your airport of arrival or land crossing into Canada) if you are:

  • a citizen or permanent resident of the United States,
  • a resident of Greenland, or
  • a resident of St. Pierre and Miquelon

Fill out the application form in advance and prepare the required documentation to present upon arrival. You will need proof of citizenship, a secondary piece of official identification, your official letter of acceptance (also known as an admission letter) from SFU, the application fee and proof of sufficient funds.

If you are not a US citizen, in most cases you will be required to give your biometrics upon arrival at the port of entry to Canada. Visit the IRCC website to find out if you will need to give your biometrics.