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What is the Right of Permanent Residence Fee?

The Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) is paid by permanent resident applicants when their applications are approved. Permanent residence status is not granted until the RPRF is paid.

The RPRF applies to all permanent residence applicants except:

  • 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.

The RPRF can be paid at the same time as your application fees to help reduce delays during processing. If you don’t pay the RPRF up front, we will contact you with instructions on how to pay.

If you paid the RPRF up front and your application is not approved, it will be refunded.

Find out how to pay the RPRF.


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