Update to immigration fees and procedures – changes to certain temporary residence application processing fees
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
Date: February 3, 2014
Summary: To better manage processing costs, which have steadily risen over the years and have been subsidized by the Canadian taxpayer, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is implementing fee changes in a number of temporary resident lines of business. Effective February 6, 2014, regulatory changes will be implemented for the following temporary resident applications: temporary resident visas (TRVs), work permits (WPs), study permits (SPs), and extensions of authorization to remain in Canada.
The harmonization of the single entry visa (SEV) and multiple-entry visa (MEV) application fees will facilitate access to Canada for more applicants who are eligible. While CIC continues to promote the issuance of long-term MEVs, not all applicants will automatically receive a MEV. Whether an applicant is issued a SEV or a MEV remains at the discretion of the officer.
Links to updated instructions:
- Processing and fee collection guidelines resulting from the fee changes (effective February 6, 2014)– R179, R181, R196, R213, R296(1), R296(3), R299(1), R300(1) and R305(1)
- Study permit – R213 and R300(1)
- Applications for extension of authorization to remain in Canada as a temporary resident – R181 and R305(1)
- Temporary resident visa applications: fees for a single or multiple-entry and families applications – R179, R296(1), R297(1)and R297(2)
- Work Permit – R196 and R299(1)
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