Apply for permanent residence through Express Entry: Pay your fees

Biometrics fees for Express Entry applicants

On June 14, 2023, the temporary public policy exempting some foreign nationals from the biometric requirement was revoked. You must now pay your biometric fees for every permanent residence application you submit if

  • you or the accompanying dependents listed in your application are between 14 and 79 years old
  • you applied for permanent residence on or after June 14, 2023
  • you were not prompted to pay your biometrics fees when submitting your application
  • you and your family members are not exempted from paying biometric fees

You need to do this even if you gave your biometrics in the past and they’re still valid.

Find out how to pay your biometric fees.

Fees for Express Entry

Our permanent residence fees have increased

The fees for all permanent residence applications increased on April 30, 2024. If you paid your fees before April 30, but have not yet submitted your complete application, you will need to pay the difference.

Once you fill out all sections of the online form and upload your documents, the system will show you a list of fees you need to pay. This list includes the following:

Pay your fees through your online account. You’ll need a debit or credit card to do this.

At a minimum, you must pay your processing fees when you submit your application. Avoid delays by paying all of your fees now (including your right of permanent residence fee).

Check the fees list to see how much you can expect to pay.


If your application isn’t complete, we’ll tell you and refund your:

We won’t refund the processing fee once we start processing your application.

Biometrics fee

In most cases, you must pay a biometrics fee when you submit your application. Otherwise you may experience delays. The biometrics fee covers the cost of collecting fingerprints and a digital photo.

After you pay the biometrics fee with a complete application, we’ll send you a letter confirming that you need to give your biometrics and where you can go. You must show this letter when you give your biometrics.

You must give your biometrics in person. Make sure to book an appointment if this service is offered.

Find a collection point close to you.

Paying fees after you apply

You can only pay through your account when you submit your application. You must pay in a different way if you:

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