Fee list

Please note the new fees for the Temporary Residents Program and adult citizenship applications.

Most of our applications require you to pay a fee.  Information on fees can be found in the application guides. 



1. Citizenship

Citizenship – Fees

Application for $CAN
Right of Citizenship 100

Processing fees – Grant of Citizenship

Application for $CAN
Adult Grant of Citizenship (Adoption) 300
Adult Grant of Citizenship 300
Adult Grant of Citizenship for Stateless Persons Born to a Canadian Parent (Subsection 5(5)) - Right of Citizenship 100
Minor Grant of Citizenship (Adoption) 100
Minor Grant of Citizenship 100
Minor Grant of Citizenship for Stateless Persons Born to a Canadian Parent (Subsection 5(5)) - No fee 0.00

Change of Citizenship – Fees

Application for $CAN
Retention of Citizenship 100
Adult Resumption of Citizenship 300
Minor Resumption of Citizenship 100
Renunciation of Citizenship 100
Renunciation of Citizenship (for certain persons who acquired citizenship on April 17, 2009) (R7.1) - No fee 0.00

Citizenship Status Documents – Fees

Application for $CAN
Proof of Citizenship 75
Search for Record of Citizenship 75

2. Applications for visas and permits

Permanent Resident Visas – Fees

Family Class applicants

Application for $CAN
Sponsorship application (per application) 75
Principal applicant 475
Principal applicant, if under 19 years of age and not a spouse or common-law partner (including a dependent child of the sponsor, a child to be adopted and an orphaned brother, sister, niece, nephew or grandchild) 75
Spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner of the principal applicant or, where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older 550
A family member of the principal applicant who is under 19 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner, or is 19 years of age or older who has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 19, due to a physical or mental condition 150

Where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who:

  • is under 22 years of age, unmarried and not in a common-law relationship, or
  • is 22 years of age or older and has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 22, due to a physical or mental condition
150

Note: If you are applying under the Family Class, you can pay your fees when the sponsor files the sponsorship application.

Investor, Entrepreneur or Self-employed Persons Class applicants

Application for $CAN
Principal applicant 1,050
Spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner of the principal applicant, or where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older 550
A family member of the principal applicant who is under 19 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner, or is 19 years of age or older who has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 19, due to a physical or mental condition 150

Where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who

  • is under 22 years of age, unmarried and not in a common-law relationship, or
  • is 22 years of age or older and has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 22, due to a physical or mental condition
150

Other classes of applicants

Economic classes
Federal Skilled Workers, Quebec Skilled Workers, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominees
Application for $CAN
Principal applicant 550
Spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner of the principal applicant, or where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older 550
A family member of the principal applicant who is under 19 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner, or is 19 years of age or older who has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 19, due to a physical or mental condition 150

Where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who:

  • is under 22 years of age, unmarried and not in a common-law relationship, or
  • is 22 years of age or older and has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 22, due to a physical or mental condition
150

Visitor visas (temporary resident visas) – Fees

Application for $CAN
Multiple entry 100
Single entry 100
Visitor visa – maximum fee for family 500
Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada) Free
Extension of Authorization to stay in Canada as a visitor (temporary resident) 100

Note: To be eligible to pay the maximum fee of $500 (in Canadian dollars), family members must all apply at the same time and same place.

Work Permits – Fees

Application for $CAN
Work permit 155
Work permit – maximum fee for group of three or more performing artists and their staff. (See note below) 465

Note: To be eligible for the maximum fee, a group of three or more performing artists and their staff must apply at the same time and same place. However, performing artists and their staff who also need a visa (temporary resident visa) still need to pay the appropriate fee for each individual. The maximum visa fee applies only to families.

Study Permits – Fees

Application for $CAN
Study permit 150

Biometric – Fees

Citizens of certain countries and territories have to give their biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when they apply for a visitor visa, study permit, or work permit. Find out if you need to give biometric.

Application for $CAN
Individual 85
Family 170
Group of entertainers – 3 or more 255

Note: The biometric fee covers the cost of collecting fingerprints and a digital photo. It also covers the VAC core services for clients that submitted their application through a VAC.

Core services includes application completeness checks, transmission of applications to the visa office, transporting supporting documents as well as passports to and from the visa office and online application tracking services.

Temporary Resident Permit – Fees

Application for $CAN
Temporary Resident Permit 200

3. Applications to stay in Canada as a permanent resident

Spouse or Common-law Partner in Canada Class – Fees

Application for $CAN
Sponsorship application (per application) 75
Principal applicant 475
Spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner of the principal applicant, or where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older 550
A family member of the principal applicant who is under 19 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner, or is 19 years of age or older who has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 19, due to a physical or mental condition 150

Where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who:

  • is under 22 years of age, unmarried and not in a common-law relationship, or
  • is 22 years of age or older and has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 22, due to a physical or mental condition
150

Humanitarian and Compassionate Requests

A foreign national, who is inadmissible or does not meet requirements of the Act or Regulations, may submit a written request for consideration on humanitarian and compassionate grounds or public policy considerations. This must accompany an application for permanent residence.

Application for $CAN
Principal applicant 550
Spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner of the principal applicant, or where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older 550
A family member of the principal applicant who is under 19 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner, or is 19 years of age or older who has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 19, due to a physical or mental condition 150

Where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who:

  • is under 22 years of age, unmarried and not in a common-law relationship, or
  • is 22 years of age or older and has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 22, due to a physical or mental condition
150

Permit Holders Class – Fees

Application for $CAN
Applicant 325

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration may grant permanent resident status to an inadmissible foreign national based on humanitarian and compassionate or public policy grounds.

4. Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF)

Getting your permanent resident status – Fees

Application for $CAN
Getting your permanent resident status 490

Principal applicants (with some exceptions) and spouses and common-law partners coming with them to Canada must pay this fee. Applicants must pay this fee before CIC issues the permanent resident visa or before the applicant becomes a permanent resident in Canada.

These people do not have to pay this fee:

  • dependent children of a principal applicant or sponsor, a child to be adopted, or an orphaned brother, sister, niece, nephew or grandchild; and
  • protected persons, including Convention refugees.

5. Other applications and services

Restoration of Temporary Resident Status – Fees

Application for $CAN
Application processing fee 200

Permanent Resident Cards – Fees

Permanent residents outside Canada who do not have a Permanent Resident Card or an Immigration Record of Landing can apply for a travel document so that they may return to Canada.

Application for $CAN
Application processing fee 50
Renewal or replacement of lost, damaged or stolen card 50

Verification of status or replacement of an immigration document – Fees

Application for $CAN
Application processing fee 30

Application for a travel document – Fees

Application for $CAN
Application processing fee 50

Determination of rehabilitation – Fees

Application for $CAN
Application processing fee, if inadmissible on the grounds of criminality 200
Application processing fee, if inadmissible on the grounds of serious criminality 200+800

Authorization to return to Canada – Fees

Application for $CAN
Application processing fee 400

Repayment of removal expenses – Fees

Application for $CAN
To the U.S.A. and St. Pierre and Miquelon 750
To any other country 1,500
 
 
 
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