Effective April 30, 2020 Canada immigration fees will increase. If you plan to immigrate to Canada you will have to pay a number of fees to process your application to become a permanent resident.
What is the Right of Permanent Resident Fee?
The Right of Permanent Resident Fee is a separate fee that all permanent residents applicants must pay when your application is approved. But to avoid processing delays, you can submit this fee at the same time that you pay your application fees. And if your application is not approved, the IRCC will give you a full refund.
According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) these fees have not increased since 2002. And because there have been no increases, the fees have not taken into account the rising costs to deliver programs and services. And in the, you can expect these fees to increase every two years based on the Consumer Price Index. So the next fee increase will be in 2022.
At this time, the fees will not increase for the following:
- Canadian Permanent Resident Card ($50 ): a wallet sized document that is issued to new permanent residents to confirm status in Canada
- Permanent resident travel document ($50): a travel document valid for one entry
- Certification or replacement immigration documents
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How to Pay Canada Immigration Fees
You can pay your Canada immigration fees online. Use the online form to indicate your country and the forms that you are submitting. The IRCC will calculate the total fee that you owe.
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