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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Version of section 296 from 2010-06-03 to 2014-02-05:


Marginal note:Single entry — $75

  •  (1) A fee of $75 is payable for processing an application for a temporary resident visa to enter Canada once.

  • 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;

    • (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; and

    • (h) 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 XI FINA (Fédération internationale de natation) World Championships to be held in Montreal, Quebec, during the period beginning on July 17, 2005 and ending on July 31, 2005.

  • 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 $400.

  • SOR/2005-63, s. 1
  • SOR/2010-121, s. 1
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