1.2. ADMINISTRATIVE FORMALITIES
You meet all the conditions for participation in the Student Exchange Program? Perfect! Here is an overview of the administrative formalities you’ll also be required to go through. Warning: with these formalities, each case is different. Don’t hesitate to contact your university to ask for advice.
- Passport: If you haven’t already done so, you must obtain a passport valid for the entire duration of your stay abroad. If your passport needs to be renewed, get those procedures underway as soon as possible!
- Immigration procedures: Once you’ve received the letter of admission in an academic institution participating in the SEP, it’s absolutely necessary for you to obtain these two documents:
- Health and hospitalization insurance:
- You must also secure — prior to leaving the country — a medical insurance policy that will provide you with adequate protection in the event of an accident or illness.
- If you are a citizen of Belgium, France, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Romania or Sweden, you should know that your country has entered into bilateral healthcare agreements with Quebec. It will therefore be possible for you to benefit from coverage under the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) (Quebec’s public health insurance plan) as soon as you arrive. For this purpose, stock up on the required forms by visiting the corresponding organizations in your country before your departure. Find all the information here .