Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-10-24. Previous Versions

PART 19Fees

DIVISION 1General

Marginal note:Interpretation

 In this Part,

  • (a) a fee payable under this Part is payable not per application but for each person in respect of whom an application is made;

  • (b) subject to subsections 295(3), 301(2), 304(2) and 314(3), a fee payable under this Part for processing an application is payable at the time the application is made; and

  • (c) subject to subsections 295(4) and 301(3), if the requirement to pay a fee depends on a person’s age or the amount of a fee is calculated in accordance with their age, the age of the person shall be determined as of the day the application in respect of which the fee is payable is made.

  • SOR/2009-163, s. 14;
  • SOR/2013-73, s. 3;
  • SOR/2014-19, s. 1.

DIVISION 2Fees for Applications for Authorizations, Visas and Permits

Electronic Travel Authorizations

Marginal note:Fee — $7
  •  (1) A fee of $7 is payable for processing an application for an electronic travel authorization.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) A person whose application for a work permit or study permit or for renewal of a work permit or study permit is considered, as the case may be, under subsection 12.04(5) or (6), to constitute an application for an electronic travel authorization is not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1).

  • SOR/2015-77, s. 8;
  • SOR/2017-53, s. 10.

Permanent Resident Visas

Marginal note:Permanent resident visa
  •  (1) The following fees are payable for processing an application for a permanent resident visa:

    • (a) if the application is made by a person as a member of the family class

      • (i) in respect of a principal applicant, other than a principal applicant referred to in subparagraph (ii), $475,

      • (ii) in respect of a principal applicant who is a foreign national referred to in any of paragraphs 117(1)(b), (f), (g) or (h), is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner, $75,

      • (iii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a spouse or common-law partner, $550, and

      • (iv) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a dependent child, $150;

    • (b) if the application is made by a person as a member of the Quebec investor class, the Quebec entrepreneur class, the self-employed persons class or the Quebec self-employed persons class

      • (i) in respect of a principal applicant, $1,050,

      • (ii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a spouse or common-law partner, $550, and

      • (iii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a dependent child, $150; and

    • (c) if the application is made by a person as a member of any other class or by a person referred to in section 71

      • (i) in respect of a principal applicant, $550,

      • (ii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a spouse or common-law partner, $550, and

      • (iii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a dependent child, $150.

  • Marginal note:Exception — refugees

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fees referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a person who makes an application as a member of the Convention refugees abroad class and the family members included in the member’s application; and

    • (b) a person who makes an application as a member of a humanitarian-protected persons abroad class and the family members included in the member’s application.

  • Marginal note:Exception — transitional skilled worker class

    (2.1) The following persons are not required to pay the fees referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a person described in paragraph 85.1(2)(a) who makes an application as a member of the transitional federal skilled worker class for a permanent resident visa and the family members included in the member’s application who were also included in the application referred to in subsection 85.1(2); and

    • (b) a person described in paragraph 85.1(2)(b) who makes an application as a member of the transitional federal skilled worker class for a permanent resident visa and the family members included in the member’s application who were also included in the application referred to in subsection 85.1(2), if the fees for processing their withdrawn application have not been refunded.

  • (2.2) [Repealed, SOR/2016-316, s. 14]

  • Marginal note:Payment by sponsor

    (3) A fee payable under subsection (1) in respect of a person who makes an application as a member of the family class or their family members

    • (a) is payable, together with the fee payable under subsection 304(1), at the time the sponsor files the sponsorship application; and

    • (b) shall be repaid in accordance with regulations referred to in subsection 20(2) of the Financial Administration Act if, before the processing of the application for a permanent resident visa has begun, the sponsorship application is withdrawn by the sponsor.

  • Marginal note:Age

    (4) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), the age of the person in respect of whom the application is made shall be determined as of the day the sponsorship application is filed.

  • SOR/2003-383, s. 6;
  • SOR/2005-61, s. 7;
  • SOR/2009-163, s. 15;
  • SOR/2011-222, s. 7;
  • SOR/2014-133, s. 10;
  • SOR/2016-316, s. 14;
  • SOR/2017-60, s. 4.

Temporary Resident Visas

Marginal note:Single or multiple entry — $100
  •  (1) A fee of $100 is payable for processing an application for a temporary resident visa to enter Canada one or more times.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a properly accredited diplomat, consular officer, representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies or of any intergovernmental organization of which Canada is a member, the members of the suite of such a person and the family members of such a person;

    • (b) a member of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act, including a person who has been designated as a civilian component of that visiting force under paragraph 4(c) of that Act, and their family members;

    • (c) a person who is a member of the clergy, a member of a religious order or a lay person who is to assist a congregation or a group in the achievement of its spiritual goals, if the duties to be performed by the person are to consist mainly of preaching doctrine, presiding at liturgical functions or spiritual counselling, and their family members;

    • (d) persons, other than a group of performing artists and their staff, who apply at the same time and place for a work permit or a study permit;

    • (e) a person who is seeking to enter Canada

      • (i) for the purpose of attending a meeting hosted by the Government of Canada, an organization of the United Nations or the Organization of American States, as a participant,

      • (ii) for the purpose of attending a meeting as a representative of the Organization of American States or the Caribbean Development Bank, or

      • (iii) for the purpose of attending a meeting hosted by the Government of Canada, an organization of the United Nations or the Organization of American States, at the invitation of the Government of Canada;

    • (f) a person who is seeking to enter Canada as a competitor, coach, judge, team official, medical staff member or member of a national or international sports organizing body participating in the Pan-American Games, when held in Canada, or as a performer participating in a festival associated with any of those Games; and

    • (g) a person who is seeking to enter Canada for a period of less than 48 hours and who is

      • (i) travelling by transporter’s vehicle to a destination other than Canada, or

      • (ii) transiting through or stopping over in Canada for refuelling or for the continuation of their journey in another transporter’s vehicle.

    • (h) [Repealed, SOR/2014-19, s. 2]

  • Marginal note:Maximum fee

    (3) The total amount of fees payable under subsection (1) by an applicant and their family members who apply at the same time and place shall not exceed $500.

  • SOR/2005-63, s. 1;
  • SOR/2010-121, s. 1;
  • SOR/2014-19, s. 2.
 
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