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Do I have to Pay Right of Permanent Residence Fee?

The Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) is payable by a person who wish to acquire Canadian permanent residence before the issuance of immigrant visa overseas or before becoming a permanent resident in Canada. The existing amount of Right of Permanent Residence Fee is C$490.

If you are one of the following persons then you do not have to pay the Right of Permanent Residence Fee:

  • a dependent child of the sponsor or principal applicant;
  • a child to be adopted by the sponsor;
  • a person whose parents are deceased, who is under 18 years of age, who is not a spouse or common-law partner and who is
    • Sponsor’s brother or sister,
    • sponsor’s niece or nephew, or
    • sponsor’s grand child
  • a member of the Convention refugees abroad class, and the family members included in their application;
  • a member of the protected temporary residents class and the family members included in their application;
  • a member of the permit holder class who is a dependent child of
    • a member of the permit holder class who has made an application to remain in Canada as a permanent resident,or
    • a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen;
  • a member of one of the humanitarian-protected persons abroad classes, and the family members included in their application.

If you paid the Right of Permanent Residence Fee with your application and your application is not approved then you will get the refund of RPRF.

If you are the principal applicant for Canadian immigration under the Federal Skilled worker Class and your spouse along with two children will be accompanying you to Canada then you pay 2x$490=$980 as Right of Permanent Residence Fee because your dependent children are exempted.

You may apply for a loan to cover the cost of the Right of Permanent Residence Fee required for most types of applicants for permanent residence in Canada. However, you must demonstrate both the need for the loan and the ability to repay it.

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