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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Version of section 315.1 from 2013-04-29 to 2018-07-30:


Marginal note:Fee — $85

  •  (1) A fee of $85 is payable for the provision of services in relation to the collection of biometric information under Division 2.1 of Part 1 in respect of an application for a temporary resident visa, a study permit or a work permit and to the use and disclosure of that information and for the provision of services related to those services.

  • 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 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;

    • (d) 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;

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

    • (f) if the application is an application for a study permit or a work permit,

      • (i) the family members of a person in Canada who has made a refugee claim that has not yet been determined by the Refugee Protection Division,

      • (ii) the family members of a person in Canada on whom refugee protection has been conferred, and

      • (iii) the family members of a person who is a member of the Convention refugees abroad class or a member of a humanitarian-protected persons abroad class; and

    • (g) a person whose work in Canada would create or maintain reciprocal employment for Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada in other countries and who is a family member of an officer of a foreign government sent, under an exchange agreement between Canada and one or more countries, to take up duties with a federal or provincial agency.

  • Marginal note:Maximum fee

    (3) The total amount of fees payable under subsection (1) is

    • (a) in relation to an application for a temporary resident visa, $170, if the applicant and their family members submit their application at the same time and place; and

    • (b) in relation to an application for a work permit, $255, if the applicants are a group of three or more persons, consisting of performing artists and their staff, who submit their applications at the same time and place.

  • SOR/2013-73, s. 4
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