Fees, payment methods and processing times
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Fees, payment methods and processing times


The fees charged to examine an CSQ application are as follows:

Fees in effect since January 1, 2015
Principal applicant
Spouse or de facto spouse
Each dependent child


These fees are not refundable nor deductible from fees charged by the Canadian visa office.


The fees required must be paid in full, in Canadian currency only, by you or by a third party, at the time the application is dropped off or mailed. These fees are not reimbursed, even if your application is refused.


Payment methods

Only the following payment methods are accepted:

  • credit card (if you mail in your application, you must fill in the form Payment by credit card, sign it and attach it to your application);
  • certified cheque drawn on a Canadian bank;
  • cashier’s cheque;
  • cheque issued by a Canadian company;
  • Canada Post money order;
  • bank draft drawn on a Canadian bank.


NOTE! Cheques and bank drafts must be made payable to the Minister of Finance of Québec and must be mailed with your file to the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion. Be sure to indicate on the reverse side of the cheque the name of the applicant in block letters. Payment in cash, by personal cheque or by traveller’s cheque is not accepted.

If your credit card payment is refused, the Ministère will not contact you to advise you of the refusal and your entire file will be returned to you by regular mail.

BY MAIL: You must include, in the same envelope, the form duly completed and signed, all of the documents required depending on your situation (appendices, declarations, etc.) as well as payment of the fees required to the office of the Ministère that is processing your application.



Cheques must made payable to the Ministre des Finances du Québec and must include, on the reverse side, the name of the applicant in block letters.


Processing times

To learn the current processing time for CSQ applications submitted to the Direction de l’immigration économique – Amérique du Nord, see the table of processing times by selecting “Québec (Canada)” in the drop down list.


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