Canadian immigration department is about to increase its visa processing fees from April 30, 2020 for the next two years those applicants who will apply for permanent residency.
The Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration with respect to the provisions of the annexed Regulations and on recommendation of other key authorities amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, i.e, Amendment of Certain Fees.
The new fees include operational, processing and service delivery cost related to any type of permanent residency programs.
Those applicants who will submit their visa application before 30th April will pay current Canadian Immigration processing fees.
Applications received on or after that time that do not include the correct fees will be returned to the applicant as incomplete.
Fees for permanent resident cards, permanent resident travel documents and certification or replacement immigration documents aren’t being increased.
Permanent resident processing fees for economic class applicants are generally being increased as given follows:
- Economic Business Class: Including self-employed, start-up visa, Quebec investor, Quebec entrepreneur, and Quebec self-employed, for principal applicants will increase from $1,050 to $1,575, which is an increase of fifty per cent.
- Economic Non-Business Class: Principal applicants will increase from $550 to $825, which is an increase of fifty per cent. This increase will not apply to principal applicants and their families in the Caregivers programs, which will remain unchanged.
- Spouses Or Common-Law Partners: Including all economic classes will increase from $550 to $825, which is an increase of fifty per cent.
- Dependent Children: Including all economic classes will increase from $150 to $225, which is an increase of fifty per cent.
- Right Of Permanent Resident: Will increase from $490 to $500, which is an increase of two per cent.
The estimated assumption being that the Consumer Price Index is 2% per year on average. However, the fees would nonetheless be subject to inflation calculated totally from the time of coming into force.