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Processing Fees and Payment Instructions

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

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

Immigration Fee Schedule - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Temporary Residence Applications
as of October 1, 2014
Individual - Multiple Entry100215
Family Rate - maximum5001085
Study Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)150325
Work Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)155335
Work permit - Group of 3 or more Performing Artists4651,005
Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada)freefree
Biometric Fee (If Required)*
Group of artists255550

*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 over5501,190
Dependant under 19 years150325
Right of Permanent Resident Fee (Principal Applicant, Spouse/ Partner)4901,060
Business Immigrants
Principal Applicant1,150N/A
Dependant 22 yrs and over5501,190
Dependant under 22 yrs150325
Right of Permanent Resident Fee (Principal Applicant, Spouse/ Partner)4901,060

* 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 Criminality1,0002,165
Rehabilitation - Criminality200435
Authorization to Return to Canada400865
Replacement or certification of an immigration document3065
Repayment of removals – other destinations15003,250
Permanent Resident Travel Document50110

Payment instructions

You can pay the processing fee in either Brazilian reais or Canadian dollars. It is your choice. If you are paying in Canadian dollars, you must pay with the exact amount in cash or with a money order payable to the "Receiver General of Canada." If you are paying in Brazilian reais, you can only pay by direct deposit.

You can pay the fees at any HSBC Bank in Brazil. Your payment should be deposited 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.

If you are paying by direct deposit, the bank will give you a deposit slip. You must include it with your application. We will issue you a receipt when we receive your application with your deposit slip or your cheque.

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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