Are you travelling or returning to Canada soon? Make sure you have the right documents.
If you are travelling or returning to Canada for the Fall term, it’s important to be aware of what steps to take to ensure a smooth arrival process – especially given the current restrictions on entry to Canada.
As a new or returning SFU student, you should carry the following important documents for travel:
- A valid study permit or a Letter of Introduction confirming that your study permit has been approved by IRCC
- A valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
- Valid passport
- A current Fall 2021 Confirmation of Enrollment letter, downloaded from goSFU
- SFU Letter of Acceptance (new students only)
- Proof of funds
- Proof of a valid immigration medical examination (if required)
- COVID-19 pre-entry molecular test result
- Documentation related to your quarantine plan
- ArriveCAN receipt
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (if applicable)
Please ensure the documents you carry for travel are as current as possible. For details, see What documents should I carry when I travel to Canada?
For more information to help you prepare for travel to Canada, please carefully review the following resources:
Government of Canada
- COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders
- Entering Canada requirements checklist
- IRCC: Travel restrictions and exemptions for international students
- Travelling to Canada: Self-Isolation Guide (for step-by-step guidance on preparing to travel or return to Canada)
- COVID-19 Immigration and Travel FAQ (frequently asked questions and detailed travel information)
- SFU CARES Program (support with your quarantine plan, individual check-ins, and flexible accommodation packages)
If you have any questions after reviewing the above, please contact an International Student Advisor, Immigration Specialist.
This information is current as of August 17th, 2021 and may change without notice. Please refer to the Government of Canada website for the most up-to-date information.