Sunday, January 21, 2018

High Commission: Price increase for Canadian visas and permits

The processing fees for temporary resident visas, as well as work and study permits have changed, the Canadian High Commission said in a release.

The fee for the temporary resident visa (TRV) programme will now be CAN$100 (TT$592) for processing single- and multiple-entry visas, and family maximum fees will now be CAN$500 (TT$2,960).

Study permits are now CAN$150 (TT$888), up from CAN$125 (TT$740); work permits are now CAN$155 (TT$918). Work permits for a group of three or more performers or artistes is CAN$465 (TT$2,753).

Fees are payable via direct deposit at any Scotiabank.

The original receipt will be considered as proof of payment; the original must be submitted with applications; copies will not be accepted.

Bank drafts drawn in Canadian dollars are also accepted, payable to the High Commission of Canada at any commercial bank and must clearly state the currency used.

All fees are payable in Canadian dollars and are nonrefundable regardless of the outcome of the application.

Cash, personal cheques, debit/credit cards and postal money orders are not accepted. For additional information, consult “Visas and Immigration” at the High Commission’s website at