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Processing Fees and Payment Instructions

New fees to be paid by employers and open work permit applicants are being introduced on February 21, 2015. There is also a new process that employers must follow when hiring Labour Market Impact Assessment-exempt foreign workers.

Read about the changes and how they may affect you.

A fee is charged to process almost every application. This fee is non-refundable, which means that you will not get it back even if your application is refused. You must pay the fee before you submit your application.

New applications: Processing fees must be paid when the application is submitted.  The payment must be attached to the application form.  Refer to the fee schedule for current rates. Just before paying, check this webpage again for the up-to-date information. 

Current applications: If you are paying additional fees for an application currently being processed at this office, the payment must be attached to the letter from our office requesting the additional payment. 

Family class applications: All applications for sponsored family class members must be submitted to the Case Processing Centre (CPC) in Canada. For more information on how to pay and where to submit your application, please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.

Economic Class applications:

All applicants in the economic classes must submit their initial application to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Canada. For more information on how to pay, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.

There is no fee for a transit visa.

Fee schedule

Effective as of March 1, 2015

The amount of the processing fee in Brazilian reais depends on the exchange rate.

Immigration Fee Schedule - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Temporary Residence Applications
Individual - Multiple Entry100230
Family Rate - maximum5001,155
Study Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)150345
Work Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)155360
Work permit - Group of 3 or more Performing Artists4651,075
Open Work Permit Holders100230
Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada)freefree
Biometric Fee (If Required)*
Group of artists255590

*Note: If you need to give your biometrics, the $85 CAD biometric fee covers the VAC service charge. Additional VAC services are not covered.

Permanent Residence Applications*

Skilled Worker and Provincial Nominee
Principal Applicant550N/A
Dependant 19 years and over5501,270
Dependant under 19 years150345
Right of Permanent Resident Fee (Principal Applicant, Spouse/ Partner)4901,130
Business Immigrants
Principal Applicant1,150N/A
Dependant 19 yrs and over5501,270
Dependant under 19 yrs150345
Right of Permanent Resident Fee (Principal Applicant, Spouse/ Partner)4901,130

* Please note that if you submit your application to a Canadian office (CPC or CIO), payment should be made at that office

Other Applications
Rehabilitation - Serious Criminality1,0002,310
Rehabilitation - Criminality200460
Authorization to Return to Canada400925
Replacement or certification of an immigration document3070
Repayment of removals – other destinations15003,460
Permanent Resident Travel Document50115

Payment instructions

The processing fees can be paid only by direct deposit in Brazilian real.

You can pay the fees at any HSBC Bank in Brazil. Your payment should be deposited in cash into the account of the Consulate General of Canada in Sao Paulo. The branch number is: 1888 and the Consulate's account number is: 00116-05. Do not use ATMs or Internet bank transfers as these forms of payment are not accepted by the Consulate.

The bank will give you a deposit slip which you must include with your application. We will issue you a receipt when we receive your application with your deposit slip.

If you are submitting your permanent resident application at the Centralized Intake Office in Canada, you should see the application guide.


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