International Students


Passport validity 

If possible, obtain a passport that will remain valid for the entire duration of your program of study, and ideally, that will even extend beyond the end of your program in order to facilitate future immigration procedures. While a CAQ for studies is not limited by the duration of a passport, federal authorizations such as Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas / Electronic Travel Authorization will expire on the same date as your passport. 

If your passport expires during your studies, you will need to first renew it, then extend your other immigration documents; note you will be required to pay corresponding processing fees.   

urgent passport requests

Some countries offer the possibility of making an urgent passport request. Should you choose this option, you may need to prove the urgency of your situation. As proof, you can submit your letter of admission to Polytechnique Montréal, as well as information regarding processing times for a CAQ for studies and for a Study Permit in your Canadian Visa Office.