Application for an Acceptance Certificate for studies
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Applying for an Acceptance Certificate for studies

  • To apply, choose one of the following options:

    • Complete an online application (with online payment using a credit card);
    • Complete a form available in dynamic or static PDF format.
  • Enclose the required fees if you are using a PDF or printed form rather than the online application.


N.B.: By law, the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion cannot release personal information pertaining to you to anyone (including your parents, if you are 18 years of age or over) without your authorization.

To authorize an individual to obtain information regarding your Application for a CAQ for studies, or to designate a person to represent you, you must complete and sign the appropriate authorization in the Application for a CAQ for studies.


  • Send your complete file to the Service aux étudiants étrangers in Montréal.

    If you meet the prerequisites, a Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) for studies will be issued in your name. The CAQ is generally valid for the duration of your study program up to a maximum of 49 months.

    If your application is refused, you have the possibility of submitting a request for an administrative review.

    NOTE: If you obtain a CAQ for studies for the fall semester and you postpone your arrival by one semester, you do not have to submit a new application for a CAQ for studies. For any other postponement, you must submit a new application for a CAQ for studies.

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To find out how to renew your authorizations, proceed to Step 6 – Renewing your authorizations to study in Québec.  



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