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Canada Visa Fees for Indian

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  • TATA AIG Team
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  • 21/03/2024

Canada is surely one of the most attractive abroad destinations in the world. Whether you want to pursue higher education, a fulfilling job, or simply want to spend a memorable vacation, Canada has something for everyone. The good thing about visiting Canada is, its visa approval rate is higher as compared to other countries.

When it comes to visa processing for Canada, the biggest question that comes to the mind of most people is: how much does it cost to apply for a Canada visa?

There is no direct answer to this question because the visa cost depends on several factors, such as the category and type of visa, length of stay, age of the applicant, and so on.

In this blog, we will outline the Canada visa price in India for different types of visas, including Canada visiting visa costs, embassy fees for Canada study visas, and more.

We will also discuss several other important things you need to know before starting your visa process.

Keep reading!

Do Indian Travellers Need a Canada Visa?

Yes. Every Indian national who wants to enter Canada must have an approved Canada visa. The type of visa required for Indians depends on the purpose of the visit, such as study, work, visit, or business. Depending on this, anyone can apply for the relevant Canada visa category.

It is important to note that the immigration authorities of Canada have very specific requirements and eligibility criteria for each visa category. You must adhere to these requirements if you want your visa to be approved.

For this, you can either refer to the official website of Canada Immigration or consult an overseas visa agency.

Does Canada Offer Visa-On-Arrival for Indians?

Visa-on-arrival is a facility that allows visitors to obtain a visa after arriving at their destination. It is usually available for short-term visas for tourism purposes. Some tourist destinations, such as Thailand, Maldives, etc., offer this type of visa facility for Indians.

But as of now, Canada does not offer the visa-on-arrival option for Indians. It means, you must obtain a suitable visa before landing in the country. Without an appropriate visa, you will not be allowed to cross the border.

Types of Canada Visa and Fees

Following are the most common visa types and their fees in Canada: Temporary Residence Temporary visas are provided to foreign nationals who want to visit Canada for a pre-specified duration. This includes study visas, work visas, visitor visas and so on. The table below shows the Canada visa price for these visa categories. Visitor Visa Below is the Canada visiting visa fee from India:

Type of Fee Fees (in $CAD) Approx. Fees (in ~₹)
Visitor visa per person (includes Super visa as well).  100 6300
Visitor visa per family (1 family of up to five members).  500 31500
Visitor visa extension (per person) 100 6300

Source: Official IRCC Website Temporary Resident Permit

Type of Fee Fees (in $CAD) Approx. Fees (in ~₹)
Temporary Resident Permit (per person) 229.77 15000

Source: Official IRCC Website Work Permits

Type of Fee Fees (in $CAD) Approx. Fees (in ~₹)
Work permit per person 155 9800
Work permit per group (for performing artists in a group of 3 or more, applying at the same place and time) 465 29300
Open work permit 100 6300
Restore your worker status ($229) + obtain a fresh work permit ($155) 384  24200

Source: Official IRCC Website Study Permits

Type of Fee Fees (in $CAD) Approx. Fees (in ~₹)
Study visa per person 150 9400
Restore your student status ($229) + get a fresh study permit ($150) 379 23900

Source: Official IRCC Website

Also Read: Canada Tourist Visa from India Canada Work Visa from India ** Permanent Residence** Permanent residence visas are provided to foreigners who want to settle in Canada on a permanent basis. There are various types of PR visas, such as business immigration, Express Entry, and so on. Let’s see the fees for the common categories: Business Immigration

Type of Fee Fees (in $CAD) Approx. Fees (in ~₹)
Visa application fee ($1625) plus right to PR fee ($515) 2140 1,35,000
Visa application without the right to PR 1625 1,25,000
Adding spouse/partner (with PR rights) 1365 86000
Adding spouse/partner (without PR rights) 850 54000
Adding a dependent child 230 (for each child) 14500

Source: Official IRCC Website General Immigration (Ex. Via Express Entry or PNP Program)

Type of Fee Fees (in $CAD) Approx. Fees (in ~₹)
Visa application fee ($850) plus right to PR fee ($515) 1365 86000
Visa application without the right to PR 850 54000
Adding spouse/partner (with PR rights) 1365 86000
Adding spouse/partner (without PR rights) 850 54000
Adding a dependent child 230 (for each child) 14500

Source: Official IRCC Website Family Sponsorship Family sponsorship visas, as the name suggests, are provided for visa holders in Canada who want to invite their family to live with them. The below tables show the visa fees for different types of sponsored family visas: For Adopted Children or Relatives

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Type of Fee Fees (in $CAD) Approx. Fees (in ~₹)
Sponsor a relative (above 22 years of age) Sponsorship fee: $75 Permanent Residence Fee: $515 Principal Applicant Processing Fee: $4901080 ₹68,000
Sponsor a relative (without the PR rights) 565 ₹35,600
Sponsor an adopted child /dependent or orphaned relative 150 per person ₹9,400
Sponsor a relative (below 22 years of age) Sponsorship fee: $75 Permanent Residence Fee: $515 Principal Applicant Processing Fee: $75665 ₹42,000
Sponsor a relative (below 22 years of age, without PR rights) 150 ₹9,400
Adding partner or spouse of a relative (with right to permanent residence) 1085 ₹68,400
Adding partner or spouse of a relative (without right to permanent residence) 570 ₹36,500

Source: Official IRCC Website For Parents and Grandparents

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Type of Fee Fees (in $CAD) Approx. Fees (in ~₹)
Sponsor a parent or grandparent Sponsorship fee: $75 Permanent Residence Fee: $515 Principal Applicant Processing Fee: $4901080 ₹68,000
Sponsor a parent or grandparent (without the PR rights) 565 ₹35,600
Sponsor a dependent child of a parent or grandparent  155 per child ₹9,700
Adding partner or spouse of a parent or grandparent (with right to permanent residence) 1085 ₹68,400
Adding partner or spouse of a parent or grandparent (without right to permanent residence) 570 ₹36,500

Source: Official IRCC Website Spouse/children/partner

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Type of Fee Fees (in $CAD) Approx. Fees (in ~₹)
Sponsor your partner/spouse Sponsorship fee: $75 Permanent Residence Fee: $515 Principal Applicant Processing Fee: $4901080 ₹68,000
Sponsor your partner/ spouse (without the PR rights) 565 ₹35,600
Sponsor a dependent child of yours or your partner  155 per child ₹9,700
Sponsor a dependent child independently  150 per child ₹9,400

Source: Official IRCC Website Also Read: How to Apply for Canada PR from India Other Services and Applications Besides the visa application fee, the applicants also need to pay the fee for other services such as biometrics and verification/replacement of immigration documents. The below tables show the fees for such services: Biometrics

Type of Fee Fees (in $CAD) Fees (in ~₹)
Biometrics per person (submitting photos and fingerprints) 85 ₹5,300
Biometrics (for a family of 2 or more, applying at the same time and place) 170 ₹10,700

Source: Official IRCC Website Replacing an Immigration Document or Verifying Visa Status

Type of Fee Fees (in $CAD) Fees (in ~₹)
Replace a document/ verify your status 30 ₹1,900

Source: Official IRCC Website

How to Apply for a Canada Visa from India?

The application procedure for a Canada visa is very simple and straightforward. You can either apply online on the Canadian government website or offline at the embassy/consulate or visa application centre. Whatever method you opt for, make sure to follow the below steps:

Step 1: Browse the official IRCC website of Canada.

Step 2: On the homepage, select the “Immigration and Citizenship” tab.

Step 3: Select the type of visa you want to apply for. For example, Work, Study, Immigrate, Visit, etc.

Step 4: Select the subcategory of visa you want to obtain and click on the apply button. For example: “Get a work permit” or “Get a study permit”.

Step 5: Next, select the “How to apply” option from the next screen.

Step 6: Select the preferred options and click “Apply”.

Step 7: Create your IRCC account and fill out the visa application form.

Step 8: Make the visa fee payment and download the receipt.

Step 9: Schedule an appointment with your preferred Visa Application Centre (VAC)

Step 10: Collect all the required documents and visit VAC to give your biometrics and attend the visa interview.

If you successfully clear the visa interview, your visa application will be approved. However, failing to do so will result in visa rejection. In this case, you can reapply after some time. But note that the visa application fee will neither be refunded nor adjusted in case of visa refusal. You will have to make the payment again.

Documents Required for Canada Visa

A visa application for Canada will not be processed until you have submitted all the required documents. In fact, submitting incomplete or incorrect documents can lead to your visa refusal as well. Hence, it is critical to know about the required documents and submit them carefully along with the visa application form. Here is the list of documents required for a Canada visa application:

Valid passport

Completely filled and signed visa application form

2 Coloured photographs as per the specifications

Photocopy of return tickets or travel plan (if applicable)

Proof of Funds (Bank statements, salary slips, investments, pension plans, etc. )

Reference letter mentioning your job profile, post, and salary

Letter from bank accountant mentioning your yearly income

Letter of invitation from business partner (for business immigration)

Medical certificate

Marriage certificate (if applicable)

Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)

Other Documents Required for Canada Visa Application

Not that the list mentioned above is not an exclusive list of documents. The requirements will depend on the category and type of visa you are applying for. Let’s discuss the basic documents required by some common visa categories.

Documents Required for Student Visa in Canada

Letter of invitation from the school or university in Canada

Proof of fee payment for the first year of study program

Proof of financial ability, such as a copy of ITR and a letter from a bank accountant stating the annual income of the student or their sponsor.

GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate) worth $10,000 CAD in the eligible Canadian bank.

Language proficiency scorecard for English, French, or both.

Documents Required for Visa Application of a Minor Child

Valid passport of the minor applicant

Birth certificate

Letter of authorisation from parents and legal guardians.

Canada Visa Price: Cancellation Fees and Overstay Fines

As we have discussed above, visa fees are generally non-refundable once the application is processed. However, if you withdraw your application before it is processed, you can receive a refund.

Return of Visa Application

Your Canada visa application can be returned in cases, such as it is incomplete, the program you have applied for is full, legal changes, etc. In a majority of these cases, your fees are refunded. However, you need to submit a refund request in a timely manner and wait patiently, as it can take up to 7-8 weeks to complete.

Cancellation of Visa Application

As mentioned, if you cancel or withdraw your application before it is processed, only then you can get a refund. In case the application has been processed, only the following types of charges are refunded:

Right to citizenship fee Right of PR fee

Employer compliance fee

Open work permit fee

Overstay Fines

If your temporary visa has expired, you must either leave Canada or apply for a visa restoration within 90 days of the loss of your status. Failing to do so can lead to several legal consequences, such as fines, future visa ineligibility, and so on.

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Conclusion

When it comes to applying for a visa, the application fees and cost plays a very crucial role in your overall planning. By learning about complete visa fees for Canada, you will be able to plan your journey smoothly by avoiding the last-minute hassle.

We have described in detail the cost of different visa categories along with other related information. We hope it helps.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is subject to change depending on immigration laws and policies. It is recommended to stay updated regarding such changes and confirm the details through an official source before proceeding further.

FAQS

How can I confirm if my visa application has been received?

To know whether or not your application has been received, you can track its status on the official website of Canada immigration using your application number and other details. Alternatively, if you have applied through a visa application centre, then you can contact them to learn about your application status.

Can Indians work in Canada on a visitor visa?

A visitor visa does not allow any foreign national to work in Canada. Doing so can lead to strict legal actions taken against you, including your visa cancellation. If you want to work in the country, you must obtain a work permit depending on your qualifications and skills.

What is the Canada visa success rate?

As compared to other countries such as the US, Australia, or France, the success rate of Canada visas is quite high. However, visa approval is subject to many factors, such as your origin country, type of visa, vacancies in the immigration program, and so on. As compared to PR visas, student and work visas get processed faster.

How long does a Canada visa application take to get approved?**

Depending on the type of visa, the workload of the consulate or visa application centre, and the application method you have selected, your Canada visa application can take a couple of months for temporary visas and up to a year for PR visas. For accurate information about visa processing, it is recommended to stay aware of the changes in immigration policies and get in touch with the immigration authorities of India as well as Canada.

How can I avoid refusals or delays in my Canada visa application?

To avoid any kind of delays or rejection of your visa application, follow these steps:

Learn about the visa application procedure and follow the instructions on the official website carefully.

Ensure that the application form is correct, complete, and signed.

Use the right payment methods to pay the visa fee and attach the payment receipt to the application.

Submit your biometrics as soon as you receive the request.

Check your application multiple times before submitting it.

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