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Fees for the Visa and Immigration Section in London

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.

International Youth Programs (working holidays): The information below does not apply to International Youth Programs. These programs require a 'Participation Fee'. This is a separate fee not linked to this visa office and paid in an entirely different way. For more information consult the International Youth Programs section.

Most fees are for processing and once processing has started are not refundable regardless of the outcome of the application.

If you submit the incorrect fee with your application, your application will be returned to you. This can cause you significant delays, so calculate your fee carefully.

All additional bank/Post Office charges must be paid by the payee/applicant.

Methods of payment

(If you are resident in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden, further instructions is available on the information.)

Fees for Temporary Resident and Permanent Resident Travel Document Applications:

Please check methods of submission for applications to the visa office in London before choosing one of the available payment options for submission of application fees.

Method of Payment AcceptedApplications submitted via the visa application centre (VAC)Applications submitted onlineApplications submitted by mail to the visa office
Credit CardYes
(Except mail-in applications from UK. Please check VAC site)
(in person applications only)
Bank Draft/Bank Cheque in Canadian Dollars NoNoYes
Postal Money Order or bank draft in British PoundsYes
(for mail-in only)

Fees for Permanent Resident Applications:

The fees for permanent residence application must be paid using a Bank Draft / Bank Cheque in Canadian dollars, made payable to “Receiver General for Canada”.  Cash will not be accepted.

Payment by bank draft, bank cheque or postal order to the visa office in London

The bank draft, bank cheque or postal order should be made payable to the: Receiver General for Canada

Write your name and address on the back of the bank draft.

If your application is received at this office without the processing fee attached, it will be returned to you. In some countries, banks provide the service of forwarding your bank draft / bank cheque directly to this office. Please ensure that this is not done and that your fee accompanies your application.

Important: Bank drafts / bank cheques have limited validity. Ensure that your bank draft / bank cheque is not older than two months when it reaches this office.

This office does not accept:

  • Cash
  • Uncertified personal cheques
  • Company cheques
  • British pound drafts drawn on foreign banks
  • Canadian postal orders
  • Euro-cheques
  • Credit or debit cards
  • Canadian dollar drafts where the “clearing bank” is not in Canada (check with your bank if you are unsure)

Fee Schedule

Fees are subject to change without notice, particularly the fees in British pounds due to changes in the exchange rate. Revisit this webpage just before paying for up-to-date information.

Temporary Residence Applications
as of February 6, 2014
Individual - Multiple Entry10056
Individual - single entry10056
Family Rate - maximum500278
Study Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)15083
Work Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)15586
Work permit - Group of 3 or more Performing Artists465258
Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada)freefree


Permanent Residence Applications*
*Please note that if you submit your application to a Canadian office (CPC or CIO), payment should be made at that office
Instructions if sponsoring spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, dependent child
Instructions if sponsoring parents, grandparents, adopted children and other relatives
Skilled worker, provincial nominee, Quebec-selected
Applicant: 550 (processing fee) + 490 (Right of Permanent Resident Fee - RPRF)1,040
Spouse/partner: 550 (processing fee) + 490 (RPRF)1,040
Dependant 19 yrs and over550
Dependant under 19 yrs150
Entrepreneur, investor, self-employed
Applicant: 1,050 (processing fee) + 490 (RPRF)1,540
Spouse/partner: 550 (processing fee) + 490 (RPRF)1,040
Dependant 19 yrs and over550
Dependant under 19 yrs150


Other Applications
* If you are applying for the services as part of an ongoing application for permanent residence, then you may only pay in Canadian dollars, not in British pounds.(Return to Text)
Travel document for permanent residents5028
Replacement or certification of an immigration document3017
Temporary resident permit200111
Rehabilitation for:
serious criminality1,000556*
Authorization to return to Canada400222*
Repayment of removal expenses to:
USA, St. Pierre and Miquelon750417*
any other destination1,500833*


Biometric fee (If Required)
Biometrics - Family Rate17094
Biometrics - Group performing artists255142

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


Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) Applicants for permanent residence can pay the Right of Permanent Residence Fee ($490) at the time they submit their application or at a later date when requested. The processing fee is still required when submitting an application. The following applicants are not required to pay the RPRF:

  • dependent children of a principal applicant or sponsor, a child to be adopted, or an orphaned brother, sister, niece, nephew or grandchild;
  • protected persons, including Convention refugees.


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