June 21, 2013

CIO Refund Option: Foreign Electronic Funds Transfer Form

Last month, an update from Citizenship Immigration Canada was issued regarding the refund from Centralized Intake Office. Due to some banking restrictions, applicants find it hard to encash the check refund.  This is a problem for most Filipino applicants.  The only payment option available given was to request that fees be returned to someone else who is not residing in applicant's country of residence. 

Here's an update:  Foreign Electronic Funds Transfer Form is now available!  The payment will be issued in the appropriate currency known to be accepted in the country where the electronic funds transfer will be sent.  The final amount will be calculated based on the exchange rate on the date of the payment.

If you are one of those affected by the changes (filed before Feb 27, 2008), you will be receiving an email from  FSWFeeReturn@cic.gc.ca for the instructions.