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.
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 biometrics.
|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 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.
How to pay your fees
Before you pay
Remember to include your proof of payment (e.g. receipt) with your application and to 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, your fee can’t be refunded.
You will be responsible for any costs associated with the return of your file, overpayments, or any unrelated documents that were included with your application by accident.
If you are paying additional fees for an application currently being processed, proof of your payment must be sent with a copy of the original request to the office that asked you to pay it. Electronic copies will also be accepted.
Pay and apply online
You will be asked to pay your fees when you submit your application through your account. You can pay this fee with a credit card (or prepaid card) from:
- MasterCard® or
- American Express®
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 submitting a paper application.
If you are applying online, payment is only allowed when you submit your application through your account.
To pay your fees online you will need:
- PDF Reader software
- a printer
- a Visa®, MasterCard® or American Express® credit card (prepaid cards are accepted)
- a valid email address.
When you finish, you must:
- print a receipt of your payment
- submit it to your recommended VAC with your application.
If you were asked to pay this fee for an application currently being processed, follow the instructions on the payment request.
Pay and apply at a VAC
Payments can be made at the Visa Application Centre (VAC) you file your application with. VACs charge a fee for services that help you file your application.
Find the recommended VAC for your country to:
- receive service in the local language;
- take advantage of their extended hours of service;
- track your application online; and
- have the assurance that 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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