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VISA INSTRUCTIONS

 

Due to the unique status of the province of Quebec within Canada, obtaining a student visa is a two-step process:

1. You must first obtain a Certificate of Acceptance (CAQ) from Quebec from Immigration Quebec,

2. You then need a Student Visa from Immigration Canada.  This is a lengthy process and it should be taken care of right away to ensure that you will obtain a visa on time. No student will be admitted without a student visa.  You should start the process now, as it takes some time to complete.

Please follow the instructions below carefully.

1. Obtaining a “Certificate of Acceptance” from Quebec Immigration.

You must apply for a CAQ online and follow these steps meticulously. To save considerably on processing time and to ensure that your application will not be declined, you should send the signed forms and required documents TO SEMINARY and we will send it to the CAQ office in Montreal on your behalf, and they will send it to you.

Click on this link to begin your online application. Please note that Immigration Quebec is very particular about the way this form is filled, so you must enter your answers EXACTLY as outlined below

http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/electronic-services/caq-electronic/new-application.html and click on “begin your application”

 

Step 1 – 3 Fill out your ID information, address and contact info

Step 4 Level of studies, click:  College,Program of studies: Literature

⯄ No

2. Program starts: 2019-09-02 Ends: 2021-06-30

Tuition 8,500

Step 5 choose “Campus Notre Dame de Foy” from the drop menu

Step 61. ⯄ No

2. US citizens ONLY: click on “port of entry”

All other citizens, click on “Canadian visa office abroad”, then select the consulate near your home

Step 7 Principal Payer: click “my father” (or whoever else on the drop list), then enter the contact information

Step 8  1. ⯄ No

2. ⯄ No

3. ⯄ No; TWICE

Click next

Step 9  Check your information and validate by clicking “next”

Step 10 1. Create your Pin and write it down so you will have it when you’ll need it

2. ⯄ Yes 

3. “save your application”;  You will be given an application #.  Keep it in a safe place;

Remember your User code and Password. You will need it later to consult your file and/or print necessary forms.

Step 11“Process to payment now”; then pay $112 CAD using a credit card

Step 12 Download and print the forms (Personal check list AND other documents that have a line on which to sign). Sign and date where indicated. Mail the signed originals that were downloaded on step 12 (NOT what you printed on step 9) to us immediately along with the following:

  1. A passport size colour photo

  2. Copy of valid Passport pages bearing personal information and photo

  3. Proof of valid health insurance - Health coverage is mandatory: a letter stating that you are covered in Canada for the year. If you do not have coverage in Canada, compare the following and pick the best coverage and price:

  • SunLife: Jacob Abadi, Tel: (514) 654.5550 jacob.abadi@sunlife.com offers a more comprehensive coverage than other options for the same price.

  • Blue cross by clicking www.qc.croixbleue.ca and applying online.

  • French students only: you must get the formulaire SE 401-Q-102 from your Caisse primaire d’assurance maladie. This will give you FREE health insurance in Quebec, and allow you to register in the college program.

  1. Declaration of parental authority - to be signed by parents only for students who are under 18.

 

Important: If you cannot proceed to “step 12” to download and print the forms, wait until you get a notification email from them and follow their directions, or try to do the following a few days after you’ve applied:

Click on this link http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/electronic-services/caq-electronic/index.html . Then click on “access my file” on the bottom of the page. In the next page, enter your user name and PIN. You now can see your messages.

In the part called History of your application click on the + next to Confirmation of payment and then click on  Your personal check list to download the .pdf forms you need to sign and mail back to us, along with your photo and all other required documents.

 

2. Obtaining the actual student visa from Canada Immigration.

After receiving your CAQ application and required documents, you will obtain the CAQ from Immigration Quebec. Let us know as soon as you obtain your CAQ, so we can send you letter of acceptance from Seminary and all other information required for the Canadian visa. That application is also done online.