IRCC is increasing application processing fees by 50% from April 30, 2020

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The Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPA) is amended and increased permanent resident application processing fees that will take effect at 9 AM. on April 30,2020 as follows:

  • Fees for principal applicants of the Economic business class (including self-employed, start-up visa, Quebec investor, Quebec entrepreneur, and Quebec self-employed) will increase from $1,050 to $1,575 that is an increase of 50%.
  • Fees for principal applicants of the Economic non-business class will go from $550 to $825 that is an increase of 50%.
    Note: this increase will not apply to fees for principal applicants and their families in the Caregivers programs, which will remain unchanged.
  • Fees for spouses or common-law partners of all Economic classes will go from $550 to $825  that is an increase of 50%.
  • Fees for dependent children of all Economic classes will go from $150 to $225 that is an increase of 50%.
  • The right of permanent resident fee will increase from $490 to $500 that is an increase of 2%.

Applications received prior to this time and date will be processed based on the current fee structure.

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