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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Version of section 295 from 2018-04-11 to 2019-06-02:


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 start-up business 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
  • SOR/2018-72, s. 7
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