Student Direct Stream Study Permit Some international students can get their study permits faster by using the Student Direct Stream. Who can apply You can apply if you\u2019re a legal resident in: ChinaIndiathe Philippines, orVietnam If you live in another country (even if you\u2019re a citizen of one of the countries above), you have to apply through the\u00a0regular study permit application process. Documents you need for your application You must include these documents with your application: a copy of your acceptance letter from a\u00a0designated learning institutiona copy of your\u00a0upfront medical exam\u00a0confirmation documentproof that you have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10,000proof that you\u2019ve paid the tuition fees for your first year of study, andproof that you graduated from a Canadian curriculum high school\u00a0or\u00a0a language test form showing ascore of at least 6 for English (International English Language Testing System), orNiveaux de comp\u00e9tence linguistique canadiens\u00a0score of at least 7 for French (Test d\u2019\u00e9valuation de fran\u00e7ais) Apply for the Student Direct Stream Select the country or territory you\u2019re applying from. After you apply If your application is complete, IRCC can start reviewing it right away. If your application meets the regular study permit criteria but not the Student Direct Stream criteria, IRCC will review your application as a regular study permit\u00a0but you won\u2019t get faster processing. Find out\u00a0how long\u00a0it\u2019ll take to process a regular study permit application. If IRCC approves your application If your application is approved IRCC will send you: a\u00a0letter of introductionYou need to show this letter to the immigration official when you arrive in Canada. It is not your study permit.a visitor visa (temporary resident visa) to enter CanadaThe visa will be in your passport. You must enter Canada before it expires. Your study permit is valid until the end of your school program. If your application is refused IRCC will send you a letter explaining why you were refused. If you have questions about why you were refused, contact the visa office that sent the refusal letter. Updating your application If you move or change your address, telephone number or any other contact information after you apply, you must notify IRCC.