top of page

September 20, 2021

Canada resumes direct flights from India 

After a five months long wait, Air Canada will finally be resuming its direct non stop daily flights between Delhi and Toronto from today, 21st September, 2021 and similarly between Delhi and Vancouver from tomorrow.


However, stringent testing requirements will still continue for travel from India including a new requirement of a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 18-hours before the flight, taken from a specific lab at Terminal 3 of Delhi International Airport only. Test reports of other labs from India will not be acceptable. Even connecting passengers will have to comply with this requirement

July 2, 2021

Canada | Important Travel Update 

Beginning July 5, 2021 all eligible international travellers fully vaccinated, at least 14 days prior to entering Canada with approved vaccines manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Covishield or Janssen, will be permitted entry into Canada and will not be subject to quarantine or Covid-19 testing. Relevant documentation supporting the vaccination will have to be provided at the port of entry.

June 10, 2021

USA Embassy | India | Excerpts on F1 Visa 

The U.S. Mission to India is opening July and August student visa appointments at posts across India on June 14, 2021.

Important points for F1:

1. Thousands of slots will be open on Monday, June 14th for July and first half of August.
2. You're allowed to book an appointment in a location anywhere
3. Do not apply for emergency visas if you're going for Fall 2021. 
4. Printed copy of electronic I20 is fine.
5. 95% of students get visas in time before classes.
6. Before July 1st, 25% of slots would be released again. And again, before August 1st.
7. If you are fully funded, as long as it's in your I20, it's fine not to show personal funds.
8. COVID test is not required for the interview. But airlines rules would be different.
9. Don't repeatedly refresh, else you will be locked out. 
10. You do not need a letter saying classes are in person for the interview
11. You cannot transit through Europe. You'll need to research on the middle Eastern countries about their rules.
12. Parents in B1 visa cannot accompany USA for travel in August.

May 22, 2021

USA | About Travelling on F-1 Visa | Fall 2021: Q&A

1.     Should I get vaccinated against COVID -19 before flying to USA? 
      -    Most of universities have pledged to get their students vaccinated once they enroll in the university. 

2.   Is it required to be vaccinated to travel to the USA? 
      -    As of April 21, 2021, students are not required to be vaccinated to travel to the USA. Please check with your airline and CDC guidelines for most up to date information.

3.    Do I need a negative COVID-19 test to travel to the USA? If so when/how many days before travel? 
      -    Yes, as of April 21, 2021, travelers to the USA are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within three calendar days of departure. Please check with your airline and CDC guidelines for most up to date information.

4.    When will the consulate open? 
      -    As of now the probable date of opening for the embassy/Consulates is 31st May 2021 but in case the embassy/Consulate does not open in full capacity they might start working in segregated way and entertain the students on priority who have visa appointments already.

May 18, 2021

Canada | IRCC | Recent update on Study Permit for Fall 2021

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has assured to release outcomes of all complete study permit applications by 6th August 2021, if they were submitted by 15th May 2021.

However, it will continue to accept study permit applications for Fall 2021 even after this recommended deadline and has promised to process the applications as quickly as possible. Besides if a study permit application is still in process, when classes commence in Fall 2021, students can start their program online from their home country.

May 10, 2021

News From Quebec- Canada

As a special gesture to all international students intending to study at higher education institutions in Quebec for the Fall 2021 intake and meet the 15th May, 2021 visa application deadline, the government of Quebec and IRCC have mutually agreed to temporarily accept the acknowledgement receipt when making an online CAQ application instead of the final CAQ in the student visa application file.

The visa application will be partly processed by IRCC but put on hold. The final visa decision will only be made once the CAQ is uploaded to the student's visa file. The above would only be applicable for all visa applications made on and till 15th May 2021.

May 1, 2021

Travel Update - USA


The U.S. is suspending almost all travel from India beginning May 4th, 2021


Following category of people will be allowed to travel

Students Joining in Fall 2021

PR Holders & Spouses

Journalists/ Aid Workers

U.S. Citizens


Travel Update - Canada

Effective 20th October 2020, all International students enrolled at various institutions in Canada regardless of country of travel or when their study permit was approved may enter Canada.

The institutions should have COVID-19 readiness plans in place approved by their respective provinces. 


TOEFL iBT Test centers reopens for Sept 2020 

TOEFL iBT test centers have reopened for September 2020 across all major cities in India.
Please also note, that the TOEFL iBT SHE (Special Home Edition) is available 24 hours a day, 4 days a week, through September 30, 2020 with appointments as early as 24 hours after the test taker registers for the test.


Student flying to UK: Important Information required at the time of Immigration

As per UKVI latest Policy change:- now students have to Fill and Provide a form called Public Health Passenger Locator form before 48 hours of travel time Student has to fill the form and get it downloaded and Print a copy of the same or can carry a Photo of the same in Mobile at Immigration check-in point.

Note: student has to fill the form their own. Link is provided below for the reference:


French borders to reopen for International Students from 1st July, 2020

Visa and Residence Permit Applications will be processed on priority 


Re-opening of selected UK Visa Application Centres in India

From 6th July UK Visas and Immigration is beginning a phased resumption of services and the selective  Visa Application Centres in India will be open from the same date.


Australia prepares to open doors for international students

International students will soon be able to come to Australia under an initial pilot program. The Prime Minister Scott Morrison said international students will be able to come "in a very controlled setting", but only for pre-approved plans for particular institutions.

He added that the program could begin next month.


Canada - Visa Application Update by IRCC

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) resumes processing of Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs) from 9th June 2020.


Mode of Teaching by Institutions as on 31st May, 2020

Recently, some of the institutions have announced to go with on campus face to face mode of teaching with mix of limited online teaching. This information is specifically being given with the understanding that Indian students are more interested in On-Campus face to face teaching. But the only uncertainty that remains is the borders opening for both the countries i.e. India and the destination country. Quite a few Institutions from UK, Ireland, Australia, Netherlands, Finland, France and Germany intend to have either a blended learning system or face-to-face teaching pattern for July/Sept/October 2020 intake.

bottom of page