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Pay your biometrics fee – China (People’s Republic of)

Your fees

Fees $CAN RMB
Biometrics – per person 85 459

Biometrics – per family (2 or more people)

Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place

170 918

Biometrics – per group (3 or more performing artists)

Maximum fee for a group of 3 or more performing artists applying at the same time and place

255 1,377

Citizens of certain countries and territories have to give their biometrics (fingerprints and photo) when they apply for a visitor visa, a study or work permit, or for permanent residence.

The biometrics fee covers the cost of collecting fingerprints and a digital photo. If your children qualify as dependants, pay the family fee.

Find out if you need to give biometrics.

How to pay your fees

Before you pay

In most cases, you pay your biometrics fee when you submit your application. If we ask you to pay this fee after we start processing your application, find out how to pay and submit your biometrics receipt after you applied.

Learn more about biometrics


Pay and apply online

You’ll pay your fees directly within the online application (e-app) when you apply.

Make sure you have a credit or debit card ready.

Create an account or sign in


Pay online and apply on paper

To pay your fees online, you need

When you finish, you must

  • print a copy of your receipt
  • include it with your paper application

Pay my fees online


Pay and apply at a VAC (temporary residence applications only)

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.

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