Application for authorization to become a permanent resident under A25, R307 and R66

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by CIC staff. It is posted on the CIC website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

The fee of either $150 or $550 will initiate processing.

Please note that for a principal applicant who is a dependent child, this would be an H and C application, the fees would be $550.

A25(1) provides:

“The Minister shall, upon request of a foreign national who is inadmissible or who does not meet the requirements of [the IRPA], and may, on the Minister’s own initiative, examine the circumstances concerning the foreign national and may grant the foreign national permanent resident status or an exemption from any applicable criteria or obligation of [the IRPA] if the Minister is of the opinion that it is justified by humanitarian and compassionate considerations relating to them, taking into account:

  • the best interests of a child directly affected, or by
  • public policy considerations.”

In Canada

A completed application for authorization to become a permanent resident under A25 (IMM 5291E) together with the fee of either $150 or $550 will initiate processing, The fee must be submitted with the application to CPC-Vegreville.

Please note that for a principal applicant who is a dependent child, this would be an H and C application and the fees would be $550.

Overseas

There is no separate application form overseas. A completed application for acquisition of permanent residence status in any of the three main categories, accompanied by a written request for humanitarian and compassionate consideration will initiate processing. The fees paid are consistent with the fee schedule for the types of permanent resident application.

Fee exemptions

Inland there are no fee exemptions. However, overseas the fee exemptions are the same as those for the class under which the client has applied for humanitarian and compassionate consideration. Where the client has been refused under a previous file, but now wishes H and C consideration, the client must reapply for permanent residence and pay the associated fees of the type of application.

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