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Pay to sponsor your spouse, partner or children – Canada

Your fees

We recommend you pay the right of permanent residence fee ($575) now to avoid future delays. You will have to pay it before you become a permanent resident.

Fees $CAN

Sponsor your spouse or partner

Sponsorship fee ($85), principal applicant processing fee ($545) and right of permanent residence fee ($575)


Sponsor your spouse or partner without right of permanent residence fee

Sponsorship fee ($85) and principal applicant processing fee ($545)


Independently sponsor a dependent child

Sponsorship fee ($85) and processing fee ($85)

170.00(per child)

Include any dependent child

Include any dependent child on an application with your spouse or partner ($175)

175.00(per child)

If you or your family need to give biometrics, pay your biometrics fees at the same time you pay your other fees. Make sure you pay using the same payment method.

Biometrics (if required)
Fees $CAN
Biometrics – per person 85.00

Biometrics – per family (2 or more people)

Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place


How to pay your fees

Before you pay

Keep a copy of your fee receipt for your records.

If you pay the wrong fees or don’t use one of the methods listed below, we will return your application to you without processing it. Once we start processing, we can’t refund your fees.

You’ll have to pay any costs for

  • returning your file
  • overpayments, or
  • any unrelated documents you included with your application by accident.

If we asked you to pay this fee for an application we are processing

  • follow the instructions on the payment request
  • send proof of your payment with a copy of the original request from the office that asked you to pay it

Pay and apply online

When applying online, you can’t pay your fees directly within the application. To pay your fees you’ll need:

When you finish paying

  • save a copy of your payment receipt
  • attach your receipt to your application using the instructions in the application.
Pay my fees online


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