Friday, November 07, 2008

New Embassy Fee Exchange Rate



Effetive November 10, 2008, Canadian Visa Office in Manila will implement a lower exchange rate for its embassy fee or what it calls Immigration Recover Fee from Php42 to a C$1 down to Php40.

Immigration Cost Recovery Fees
(in effect as of November 10, 2008)

CAD$PHP
I. Permanent Resident Visas
Skilled Worker applicants
Principal applicant$55022,000
A family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older, or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse or common-law partner$55022,000
A family member of the principal applicant who is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner$1506,000
Investor, Entrepreneur or Self-employed Persons Class applicants
Principal applicant$1,05042,300
A family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older, or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse or common-law partner$55022,000
A family member of the principal applicant who is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner$1506,000
Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF)$49019,500

Note that for Family Class applicants, the Right of Permanent Residence Fee must be paid by the sponsor from within Canada. The visa cannot be issued until this fee is paid.

The RPRF fee is payable by principal applicants (with the following exceptions) and accompanying spouses and common-law partners.

Exceptions:

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

II. Temporary Resident VisasCAD$PHP
Visitors (including re-entry and seafarer applications)
Single entry to Canada$753,000
Multiple entry$1506,000
Family rate for either single or multiple entry (all family members must apply at the same time and place, no limit to the total number of family members)$40016,000
Work Permits
Work permit$1506,000
Work permit - Group of 3 or more performing artists$45018,000
Study Permits$1255,000
III. OtherCAD$PHP
Temporary Resident Permit$2008,000
Replacing a Visa$301,200
Return to Canada (for Permanent Residents) - Travel Document$502,000
Application processing fee, if inadmissible on the grounds of serious criminality$1,00040,000
Application processing fee, if inadmissible on the grounds of criminality$2008,000
Authorization to return to Canada after removal$40016,000
Repayment of removal expenses
To the U.S.A. and St. Pierre and Miquelon$75030,000
To any other country$1,50060,000


Embassy fee changes from time to time. For updated embassy fee, you may check manila.gc.ca.