Depending on your situation, you will need to pay one or more of these fees.
|Individual visa Footnote *||100||240|
|Visitor visa – maximum fee for family||500||1,210|
|Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada)||0||0|
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.
If you are a citizen of certain countries or territories, you have to give your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when you apply for a:
- visitor visa
- study permit or
- work permit.
|Group of entertainers – 3 or more||255||615|
Note: The biometrics fee covers the cost of collecting fingerprints and a digital photo. It also covers the VAC core services if you submit your application through a VAC.
Core services include:
- checking that applications are complete
- sending applications to the visa office
- moving supporting documents and passports to and from the visa office and
- tracking online applications.
How to pay your fees
Before you pay
Remember to include your proof of payment (receipt) with your application. Keep a copy for your records.
If you pay the wrong fees or don’t use one of the methods listed below, we will return your application to you without processing it. Once we start processing, we can’t refund your fees.
You will have to pay any costs for returning your file, overpayments, or any unrelated documents you included with your application by accident.
If you are paying additional fees for an application we are currently processing, you must send proof of your payment with a copy of the original request to the office that asked you to pay it. We will also accept Electronic copies.
Pay and apply online
We will ask you to pay your fees when you submit your application through your account.
This is the only way you can pay this fee when applying online.
Pay online and apply on paper
You can only use this option if you submit a paper application.
If you are applying online, you can only pay when you submit your application through your account.
To pay your fees online you will need:
When you finish, you must:
- print a receipt of your payment
- submit it to your recommended VAC with your application.
If we asked you to pay this fee for an application we are currently processing, follow the instructions on the payment request.
Pay and apply at a VAC
You can pay at the Visa Application Centre (VAC) you file your application with. VACs charge a fee for services that help you apply.
Find the recommended VAC for your country to:
- be served in the local language;
- benefit from their extended hours of service;
- track your application online; and
- be sure your application is complete and is sent to the correct visa office.
Apply from a different country
Payment instructions will change depending on the country you apply from.
Choose a different location to see payment instructions for other countries.
Where to send your applicationFind out where you should send your application
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