Paying your fees and submitting your application for permanent residence

Once you have scanned and uploaded your documents, you will see a list of fees that you need to pay, which includes:

  • Processing fees for you and any accompanying family member(s) 
  • Right of permanent residence fee
  • Biometrics fee

We strongly recommend paying all your fees now, including the Right of permanent residence and Biometrics fees (you are not required to pay the biometrics fee if you have done biometrics in the last 10 years).

Paying your fees now prevents any unnecessary delays in the processing of your application. 

If you intend to pay your Biometrics fee after submitting your application, you will be able to do so on this page or, alternatively, you can reach out to IRCC through their web form and ask for further instructions.


The next lesson in this module will explain everything you need to know about Biometrics. You can keep reading this lesson or skip ahead to the next lesson and revisit this page once you have a better understanding of Biometrics.

Once you have paid your fees and submitted your electronic application for permanent residence (eAPR), IRCC will issue you what’s called an Acknowledgment of Receipt (AOR), which means that your online application has been received and is in queue for review.

You will also receive a receipt of confirmation from IRCC in your account with a confirmation number. It may take a few hours before it appears in your account after you have paid the fees and submitted your eAPR.

Updating your information after submitting your application

If you need to update or make changes to the information you submitted in your application, you should notify IRCC through this web form.

These important changes include:

  • changes in address, telephone number, email or other contact information
  • births or deaths in your family
  • marriages or divorces
  • adoptions
  • changes to your job or job offer
  • a new educational credential
  • updated language test results

In the next module, we will discuss what happens after you have received your AOR and what you need to consider on you way to achieving the ultimate goal of this guide: Becoming a Canadian permanent resident!