Visa & Immigration Fees

What you should know before paying the fee for an application?

  • Processing fees must be paid when the application is submitted. Applications submitted without the correct fees will be returned to the applicant.
  • The payment (or receipt) must be attached to the application form.
  • Fees are subject to change at any time. Refer to the fee schedule for current rates. Just before paying, check this webpage again for up-to-date information. The visa offices do not accept fees payments in amounts other than those shown in the Fee Schedule.
  • Do not use personal cheques or credit cards: No Canadian visa office in the US accepts personal cheques or credit cards.
  • Do not send receipts as proof of payment: We do not accept the payment of fees on-line nor receipts of fees paid in Canada.
  • Do not send cash via mail – the office is not responsible for such funds.
  • Payment must be in Canadian or U.S. dollars only. No other currency will be accepted. Also, the entire fee must be submitted in one currency; do not send part of the fee in US dollars and part in Canadian dollars.
  • A receipt will be issued for each payment received. Please keep the receipt as proof of payment.
  • Processing fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application.
  • Multiple entry visa: If you plan to visit Canada multiple times in the near future (for example on business or to visit family), you should consider applying for a multiple entry temporary resident visa. You may be granted a visa valid for up to 5 years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.

How to pay fees at our offices?

The visa office inONLY accepts these payment instruments
Los AngelesMoney order, certified cheque
New YorkMoney order, certified cheque
Washington, D.C.Money order, certified cheque
  • If paying in US funds, make your payment instrument payable to the Consulate General of Canada (or, if applying in Washington, to the Embassy of Canada). Payment in US funds by certified cheque must be drawn on a bank located in the United States.
  • If paying in Canadian funds, make your payment instrument payable to the Receiver General for Canada. Payment in Canadian funds by certified cheque must be drawn on a bank located in Canada.
  • Print your name on the back of the payment instrument.
  • Please ensure that the bank does not forward your payment instrument to the visa office.
  • These financial instruments have a limited validity. Ensure that the instrument is not older than one month when it reaches our office.
  • If your application is received at this office without the correct receipt of payment attached, your application will be returned to you without processing.

Fee Schedule

Temporary Residence Applications
as of February 6, 2014

DescriptionCAN$USD
Temporary Resident Visa Individual10090
Family Rate - maximum500460
Study Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)150140
Work Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)155145
Work permit - Group of 3 or more Performing Artists465430
Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada)freefree

Biometric fee (if required)

DescriptionCAN$USD
Individual8580
Family170155
Group255235

Transit Visa

DescriptionCADUSD
For less than 48 hours in Canadafreefree

Immigration (Skilled Worker, Provincial Nominee, Family Class)

DescriptionCAN$USD
Applicant: $550 (processing fee) + $490 (Right of Permanent Resident Fee - RPRF*)1,040955
Spouse/Partner: $550 (processing fee) + $490 (RPRF*)1,040955
Dependant 22 yrs and over550505
Dependant under 22 yrs150140
Right of Permanent Resident Fee – RPRF - single490450

Business Immigrants (Outside Quebec)

DescriptionCAN$USD
Applicant: $1050 (processing fee) + $490 (Right of Permanent Resident Fee - RPRF*)1,5401,415
Spouse/Partner: $550 (processing fee) + $490 (RPRF*)1,040955
Dependant 22 yrs and over550505
Dependant under 22 yrs150140
Right of Permanent Resident Fee – RPRF - single490450

Other Applications and Services

DescriptionCAN$USD
Temporary Resident Permit200185
Authorization to Return to Canada400370
Determination of Rehabilitation – If inadmissible on grounds of criminality200185
Determination of Rehabilitation – If inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality1,000920
Travel Document for Permanent Resident5045
Replacement or certification of an immigration document3028
  • Please note that if you submit your application to a Canadian office(CPC or CIO), payment should be made at that office

Refunds

  • Processing fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application.
  • The Right of Permanent Residence Fee is paid for the right to obtain permanent resident status in Canada. The fee is partial compensation for the many benefits and privileges that permanent resident status confers. This fee will be refunded for unsuccessful immigrant applications or for those who withdraw or otherwise abandon immigration to Canada before the visa has been used. Right of Permanent Residence Fee refunds are issued by the office that concluded your application. Right of Permanent Residence Fee refunds for all Family Class applications are issued by the Case Processing Centre in Mississauga
  • The Canadian Consulate General issues Right of Permanent Residence Fee refunds in the form of a U.S. dollar cheque, made payable to the principal applicant. There are no exceptions.