Mar 11 2011

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Immigration fees for the FSW applications

So, there seems to be some confusion around the fees structure and hence this post :).

While, sending your initial application to the CIO, you are required to pay the below.

  • Principal applicant pays $550.00
  • A family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older, or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse or common-law partner pays $550.00
  • A family member of the principal applicant who is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner pays $150.00

The above is the processing fees and will be refunded up until your application receives a PER from CIO. This fees is to be paid for ALL applicants included in the application. This fees is payable only in Canadian dollars and needs to be made payable to ‘THE RECEIVER GENERAL FOR CANADA’. The fee can be paid by Bankers draft/Certified cheque/money order/credit card(Visa/Master card/American Express) only.

Next there is another fee called the Right to Permanent Residence fee(RPRF), this has to be paid only if your application is approved and the BD/CC is usually en-cashed only when they are ready to stamp the passports.

  • Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) is $490.00

This fee is payable by principal applicants (with the following exceptions) and accompanying spouses and common-law partners. It must be paid before the immigrant visa is issued overseas or before the applicant becomes a permanent resident in Canada.


* dependent children of a principal applicant or sponsor, a child to be adopted, or an orphaned brother, sister, niece, nephew or grandchild; and

* protected persons, including Convention refugees

The Right of Permanent Residence Fee for immigrants (RPRF) will be refunded for unsuccessful immigrant applications or for those who withdraw or otherwise abandon immigration to Canada before the visa has been used.

This fees is payable in local currency to the VO or CAD. Please refer to the VO website for more details on how to pay the RPRF. For New Delhi, this link indicates the latest amount for the RPRF, which can be paid in INR(21,440) or CAD($490).

ND applicants, please ensure the following when you take a draft for RPRF fee.

1. The beneficiary should be “Receiver General for Canada” if it is in CAD
2. The beneficiary should be “Canadian High Commission” if it is in INR

Both payable at New Delhi.

Indira Prabhakaran.

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