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Canadian temporary resident visa fees changed

Published:Friday | February 7, 2014 | 3:59 PM

The Canadian consulate has made changes to its temporary resident visa (TRV) program which covers; visitor, study permit and work permit.

The consulate says effective February 6, 2014, the fee for processing a multiple entry temporary resident visa has been reduced from CA$150 to CA$100.

Multiple entry visas may be issued with a maximum validity of 10 years, or up to the expiry date of the passport, whichever comes first.

Multiple entry visas allow qualified visitors to enter Canada multiple times for a maximum stay of six months at a time during the validity of the visa.

The consulate says by harmonising the single and multiple entry visas, the visa application process will become simpler for applicants.

However, single entry temporary resident visa fees have been increased to CA$100 up from CA$75 and family maximum moves up by CA$100 to CA$500.

Study permit moves up CA$25 to CA$150, Work Permit up by CA$5 to CA$155 and work permit for group of performers and artists - three or more persons - goes up by CA$15 to CA$465.

Jamaicans can make payments by direct deposit at any branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), where they will be given a receipt as proof of payment.

Both copies of the original receipt must be submitted with your application.

Copies will not be accepted.

To make fee payments outside of Jamaica, a bank draft in Canadian dollars payable to 'High Commission of Canada' is accepted.

Processing fees are payable in Canadian dollars and are non-fundable regardless of the outcome of your application.

Cash, personal cheques, debit/cards and postal money orders are not accepted.

For further information, persons can contact the Citizenship and Immigration Canada at: or


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