Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
Marginal note:Fee — $85
315.1 (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.
(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
(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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