Do I have to Pay Right of Permanent Residence Fee?
The fee for the right of permanent residence is paid by a person who wishes to obtain Canadian permanent residence before issuing an immigrant visa abroad or before becoming a permanent resident of Canada. The current amount of the fee for the right of permanent residence is 490 Canadian dollars.
If you are one of the following persons, you do not have to pay a fee for the right of permanent residence:
- The dependent child of the sponsor or the main applicant;
- A child is adopted by a sponsor;
- A person whose parents have died, who is under 18 years of age, who is not a common-law spouse or partner and who is
- Brother or sister of the sponsor,
- The sponsor's niece or nephew, or
- The big Shepherd's child
- A member of the convention on refugees abroad class , family members included in its application;
- A member of the category of protected temporary residents and family members included in their application;
- Members of the class of permit holders who are dependent children
- A member of the permit holder category who has applied to stay in Canada as a permanent resident, or
- Permanent resident or Canadian citizen;
- A member of one of the categories of persons who are humanely protected abroad, family members included in their application.
If you have paid the fee for the right of permanent residence with your application and your application is not approved, you will receive a refund of the amount of permanent residence.
If you are the main applicant for Canadian immigration under the Federal Skilled Worker category and your spouse will accompany you with two children to Canada, you pay USD 2490=USD 980 as a fee for the right of permanent residence because your dependent children are exempt.
You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of the fees for the right of permanent residence required for most types of applicants for permanent residence in Canada. However, you must prove both the need for the loan and the ability to repay it.