In addition to your regular visa application fee, a biometric fee of $85 CAD per person will apply.

However, families applying together for a visitor visa will only pay a maximum biometric fee of up to $170 CAD.

Whether you apply online or at a Visa Application Centre (VAC), VAC staff will ask to see proof that you have paid the biometric fee before taking your fingerprints and photograph.

Your biometric fee will also cover the cost of application handling at a VAC. The VAC will make sure your application is complete, send it to the visa office and advise you once it has been returned.