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Service and Service Charge Schedule

With effect from 02 November 2017.

Service Amount in Canadian Dollars (Including VAT) Amount in Costa Rican Colon CRC (Including VAT)
Service Charge for Application Handling -- Price per Applicant* C$ 86.42 ¢39,670.00

* Note: If you need to provide your biometrics, the biometric fee of $85 CAD covers the CVAC service charge for application handling. Service charges for additional services are not covered.

Revised Service Charges for Additional Services:

Value Added Service Amount in Canadian Dollars (Including VAT) Amount in Costa Rican Colon CRC (Including VAT)
Self Service computer terminal for form filling - Price per Applicant C$ 8.52 ¢3,910.00
Assistance with filling in forms on self- service computer terminals - Price per Applicant C$ 18.25 ¢8,380.00
Photocopy Services – Price per Page C$ 0.18 ¢85.00
Printing of application documents at CVAC – Price per Page C$ 0.36 ¢165.00
Secure transmission of passport to Embassy in Mexico City – Price Per Passport C$ 68.43 ¢31,410.00
GC Fee Collection and Remittance – Price per Applicant. C$ 3.54 ¢1,625.00

Please be informed that for all applications submitted at the VAC from 02 November 2017, revised charges shall be applicable. The submission date for Mail-in applications will be the date on which the VAC receives the application. In case any application is received by the VAC with the old charges, the applications will be returned back to the applicant or the applicant will be contacted to pay the difference of charges.

Methods of Payment

Payment instructions for CVAC Service Charges

All applicants presenting visa or permit applications at the CVAC, in person or by courier, must include the service charge for application handling. All applications paid at the CVACs account must also include GC fees collection and remittance charge.

Important: Please be informed that, for your convenience, the following new payment methods are available:

In person and by air mail: bank deposit only
Please make a bank deposit in Banco de Costa Rica in IOM’s account number: Costa Rica Colon 176612-0
  • Online through IRCC.

    Visa Fee Payment Instructions

Pay the Visa Fee following the instructions published on the IRCC fee list.

Payment accepted at the CVAC for Additional Services.

Bank deposit and/or cash at CVAC.

In case you decide to pay the Visa fee into the “Banco de Costa Rica”, you will need to pay the additional fee. Please refer to the table above: GC Fee Collection & Remittance "per Applicant”

NOTE: CVAC does not offer return courier service, hence you will have to collect passport from the CVAC after the Embassy of Canada returns it.