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Pay your study permit fee – Unknown

Your fees

Fees $CAN
Study permit (including extensions) – per person 150.00

Citizens of certain countries and territories have to give their biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when they apply for a visitor visa, study permit, or work permit. Find out if you need to give biometrics.

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


Note: The biometrics fee covers:

  • collecting fingerprints and a digital photo
  • moving your documents between our visa office and the VAC where you gave your biometrics

If your children qualify as dependants and need to give their biometrics, you can pay the family fee.

How to pay your fees

Pay and apply online

You’ll pay your fees directly within the online application (e-app) when you apply.

Make sure you have a credit or debit card ready.

This is the only way you can pay this fee when applying online.

Create an account or sign in

What you need to pay your fees online

You can only use this option if submitting a paper application.

If you are applying online, payment is only allowed when you submit your application through your account.

  • a valid email address
  • creditDebit MasterCard, or Visa Debit card

Do not exit without printing or saving the receipt! The receipt is your proof of payment!

  • At the end, click on the “Save” button to save a PDF copy of the IRCC official receipt.
  • Upload a copy of this receipt to your online application when asked.

Incorrect fee payment

Incorrect fee payments may delay processing.

Payment issue – No fee included

If you don’t pay the fee, we’ll return your application.

Once you pay your fees and return your application, we’ll start processing it.

Payment issue – Not enough fees included

If you underpay, we’ll return your application and tell you how much to pay.

Once you return your application with the correct fees, we’ll start processing it.

Payment issue – Overpayment

If you overpay, we’ll:

  • start processing your application, and
  • send you a refund automatically.
Payment issue – required biometric fee not included

If you didn’t pay the biometric fee, we’ll tell you:

  • how much it is
  • how to pay it

Once you send the missing fees we’ll continue processing your application.

Pay my fees online

Apply on paper and pay as per instructions below

If you decide to apply on paper, payment is done when you submit your application. You can pay your fees by following the payment instructions below. When you finish, you must include the payment or proof of payment with your paper application.

Before you pay

  • You must include with your application payment or proof of payment (e.g. receipt, bank draft)
  • If your application is received without the correct processing fee, it will be returned without processing.
  • When your fee has been paid and processed, keep this receipt for your records.
  • Processing fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome.
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Banks may add a service charge.
  • You are responsible for any costs associated with the return of:
    • file
    • processing fee and/or
    • related documents sent in by error.
  • Visa offices cannot accept:
    • receipts for fees paid in Canada;
    • personal cheques;
  • Never send cash by post.

Note: If you are paying additional fees for an application currently being processed the proof of payment must be attached to the letter from our office requesting the additional payment.

Payment instructions

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