Visa Fee changes for Canada

February 07, 2014

The Canadian Government is all set to make changes to its temporary visitor visas. Chris Alexander, minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, made the announcement, . The minister explained in a press release that the new changes are designed to meet the needs of international travelers who are looking for fast, convenient and flexible, travel options who are coming to Canada. 
Main changes will be like balancing the multiple-entry visa fee and single fees, under the TRV (Temporary Resident Visa). According to the new proposal, applicants of the temporary resident visa will automatically be considered for a multi-entry visa that without having to reapply all the eligible visitors can move in and out from Canada for 6 months at a time up to 10 years. The processing fee is reduced from CAD $150 to CAD $100 for visitors applying to stay under temporary resident visa. 

On the other hand, visitors submitting an application for study permit will be charged an additional fee of CAD $25 and increasing the new application fee to CAD $125. At the same time visitors applying for work permit will be charged an additional fee of CAD $5, increasing the new application fee to CAD$ 155. The fee increase is introduced after a twenty year freeze on visa fees and is considered to lessen some burden placed on Canadian tax payers as a result of more accurately revealing the real cost of processing applications. At present, Canada welcomes to its shore more than 35 million visitors yearly and maintains to provide a good number of competitively priced short-term entry visitor visas compared to the UK, US, New Zealand, and Australia. 

All visa and immigration applicants from the Eastern Caribbean and Barbados are advised that get their processing done at the Trinidad, High Commission of Canada. All fees paid are non-refundable despite the consequences of your application and are payable in Canadian Dollars. 

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