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Important Update: Increase in Permanent Residence Fees and Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF)

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Effective April 30, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. ET, fees associated with the application for permanent residence and the right of permanent residence fee (RPRF) will see an increase. This change, enacted to adjust for inflation and to help cover the operational costs associated with delivering permanent residence programs, will impact various categories of applicants.

Here are the key details regarding the updated fee structure:

New Fee Structure Effective April 30, 2024

  • Sponsorship Fee [R304(1)]
    • Amount: $85
    • Applicability: Paid per application; applies only to the principal applicant due to the inclusion of the sponsorship fee.
    • Non-Refundable: This fee is not refunded if the sponsor is found ineligible.
  • Principal Applicant Fees
    • Spouse, Common-Law Partner, or Conjugal Partner; Parents and Grandparents; Dependent Child over 22 years old or who is married/common-law/conjugal relationship
      • Amount: $545
    • Dependent Child under 22 years old (not married and not in a common-law relationship)
      • Amount: $85
  • Fees for Family Members of the Principal Applicant
    • 22 years of age or older, or under 22 and is a spouse or common-law partner
      • Amount: $635
    • Under 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner
      • Amount: $175

Context for the Fee Increase

The adjustments in fees are part of an effort to maintain the quality and efficiency of Canada’s immigration services, reflecting the rising costs of processing applications. These changes are meant to ensure that the system remains sustainable and can continue to offer timely support to individuals seeking permanent residence in Canada.

What Applicants Need to Know

Applicants planning to submit their applications on or after the effective date should ensure they are prepared to meet the new financial requirements. Understanding these changes will help applicants ensure that their applications are not delayed due to incorrect fee submissions.

For ongoing updates and more detailed information, stakeholders and prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the IRCC’s official website.

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