Student visa for Indian Students
The student visa is the biggest hurdle in coming to Canada for your training. The paperwork has to be CORRECT and COMPLETE. The Canadian embassy is not forgiving of mistakes or omissions. The biggest issue is that you have enough funds for the course, living expenses (calculated at $833/month), and transport to and from Canada. The other issue is that you must clearly state that you will be returning home after the training. If they have any hint you plan to stay in Canada you will be denied a student visa.
Unless you are familiar with the process or have legal help it is strongly recommended that the CEC reviews your application before applying for the student visa.
CEC India – New Delhi
12th Floor, Dr. Gopal Das Bhawan
28 Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place
New Delhi 110001, India
Tel: 91-11 5151-5560 / 5561
Fax: 91-11 5151-5558
Processing a student visa takes up to 2-8 weeks from receiving the letter of acceptance. It takes us a few days to write and send the letter of acceptance. We will email you a copy for your records and verification that it’s correct before sending. You will be given the tracking number of the package and it usually takes 3-5 days enroute.
In your application package you should include a copy of our school certificate and some newspaper or magazine articles describing the large demand for pilots in India.
The following websites have ESSENTIAL information for obtaining a student visa. READ THEM ALL!!! Refusal of a visa will cost you hundreds of dollars and 2-3 months minimum. TAKE THE TIME. So many of the refusals are for silly mistakes with the information well presented in these sites.
New Delhi Mailing Address: Canadian High Commission
P.O. Box 5209
110021, India Internet Site: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/new-delhi
Numbers: Mission Tel.: (91-11) 5178-2000
Immigration Tel.: (91-11) 5178-2050
Mission Fax: (91-11) 5178-2020
Immigration Fax: (91-11) 5178-2031 Office Hours: Monday: 08:30 – 17:30
Tuesday: 08:30 – 17:30
Wednesday: 08:30 – 17:30
Thursday: 08:30 – 17:30
Friday: 08:30 – 13:00
Comments: Open to public Monday to Thursday from 8:30 to 10:30. Closed to the public on Fridays.
For full details on how to obtain a student visa start with our visa application page. Please, please read it all.