Tutorial: How to apply for an initial study permit

Step-by-step instructions, required documents, and other important information about applying for your study permit.

6. After you receive your permit

Keep your immigration and health insurance documents up to date by completing the following important steps:

  1. Add the expiry date of your study permit in the Reminder System on the Student Service Centre.

  2. If applicable, add the expiry date of your Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) in the Reminder System.

  3. Keep your study permit valid by remaining enrolled in classes until you complete your studies.

    1. See how UBC defines enrolment for immigration purposes

  4. Apply for your BC Medical Services Plan (MSP).