RPRF Fee. Pay now or wait? What do you guys think?

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Subject: RPRF Fee. Pay now or wait? What do you guys think?
  When I received my IA from Detroit, they have the standard bit about paying the Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF).
It says "Every principal applicant, spouse or common law partner is required to pay a Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF). The amount of the RPRF is $975.00 CAD (or $820.00 USD). If you have not already paid the RPRF, you may do so at this time. The RPRF must be submitted in the form of a money order, certified cheque or bank draft payable to the "Canadian Consulate General". The RPRF will be refunded if for any reason you do not immigrate to Canada."

My question for all of you is...is it better to pay now or wait, or does it make a difference?
The reason I ask is because a friend of mine who is in Canada told me that it has been already approved to reduce the RPRF fee by 50% and this should happen very soon (although he doesn´t know an exact date). I was prepared to pay the $975.00 each for the two of us, but if I can pay half, it´s even better!

Have you heard about this reduction in the RPRF? I remember hearing stuff when it was election time, but don´t know what the outcome is.

If paying the fee now is a better idea, I´ll do it.
I suppose you can also pay it when they ask for your passport, right?

How does that work?

Or won´t they ask for your passport until you pay the fee?

Any feedback is appreciated.
Thanks.

[12-04-2006,18:41]
[***.102.70.238]
Menino
(in reply to: RPRF Fee. Pay now or wait? What do you guys think?)
Hi, Menino, I´ve read in this forum that if you pay the fee at the end it could add a couple months to the process, so I suppose if you don´t mind waiting you can do so, but there´s no guarantee that the change of fee will come in the meanwhile. I´m also a Detroit transfer and just completed the medicals, and the letter indicated that they wanted the RPRF sent along with the FBI cards, proof of having taken the medical, etc., all in one envelope, and I suppose its conceivable that if you delay sending the stuff and there is such a thing as a quota, it could significantly delay the process. But I´m going to try to get more info about the fee reduction, as it´s a lot of moola for poor immigrants. Their letter also indicated they wanted everything done, e.g., medical, in the near future.
Good luck.

[12-04-2006,19:20]
[***.123.98.203]
Bob
(in reply to: RPRF Fee. Pay now or wait? What do you guys think?)
Look at the replies to Samusa, forum #3 before this, about this topic.
[12-04-2006,19:32]
[***.123.98.203]
Bob
You could save $500.00 dollars (in reply to: RPRF Fee. Pay now or wait? What do you guys think?)
The New Conservative government in the first week gave an apolgy to all the Chinese Immigrants who built Canada by forcing them to pay a head tax.

They promise to cut the RPRF in half so pay or wait....hmmm

It will not ask a month if you send your fee in at the time of request by express post. The officer gives you a period of time and does not PA your file until that time has expired.

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com

[12-04-2006,20:32]
[**.95.148.125]
Roy
(in reply to: RPRF Fee. Pay now or wait? What do you guys think?)
point is... ROLF have yet to be cut. we do not know when it will take effect and to whom the new rules may apply. For all we know - it could be for new applications only. We simply do not know.

If you have been requested to send fees, there is a time limit to do so or you risk CIC closing your file. Is it worth risking your entire application and wait over $475?

don´t double guess CIC. just follow thier instructions as soon as you can.

[13-04-2006,06:57]
[***.20.170.23]
Sharon
(in reply to: RPRF Fee. Pay now or wait? What do you guys think?)
Yeah, the new RPRF could affect applications that are lodged from the date the new decision was taken, or, for all applicants that have not yet paid their fee.
I would say that in your case, waiting can take at least a few months and you may be penalised or rushed by the immigration officer anyway.
Do as instructed and let them stick those money in their fat ass... Once in Canada, you might be able to earn those money in a week´s work of survival job...
Regards,
Gav from new zealand

[13-04-2006,08:31]
[***.246.24.13]
Gav
(in reply to: RPRF Fee. Pay now or wait? What do you guys think?)
You guys convinced me...
I´m going to pay ASAP.
I have the money...and I was planning to spend it on this...
so let it be.
I still think it´s a small price to pay to be able to get permanent residence for me and my spouse.
Thank you all for your opinions and imput.

[13-04-2006,17:48]
[***.102.64.243]
Menino
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