Consular Fees (Specialized Services) Regulations (SOR/2003-30)

Regulations are current to 2016-10-11 and last amended on 2010-06-03. Previous Versions

Consular Fees (Specialized Services) Regulations



Registration 2003-01-23

Consular Fees (Specialized Services) Regulations

P.C. 2003-4  2003-01-23

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Treasury Board, pursuant to paragraph 19(1)(a)Footnote a of the Financial Administration Act, hereby makes the annexed Consular Fees (Specialized Services) Regulations.


 In these Regulations, locally engaged employee has the same meaning as the definition employee in section 2 of the Locally-Engaged Staff Employment Regulations.


 Subject to section 4, the fee to be paid for a specialized service set out in column 1 of the schedule that is provided at a mission or outside a mission by a consular officer or locally engaged employee is the fee set out in column 2.

  • SOR/2010-122, s. 1.

 [Repealed, SOR/2010-122, s. 1]


 No fee is payable in respect of a specialized service that is provided

  • (a) to a person who is destitute or to whom overriding humanitarian or compassionate considerations apply;

  • (b) to a person who is a Canadian or foreign official, if the service is requested in their official capacity;

  • (c) for a naval vessel or service aircraft of a Commonwealth country;

  • (d) for the purposes of the Citizenship Act; or

  • (e) for the purpose of the payment of any remuneration, pension or allowance by the Government of Canada or the government of a province, or for the purposes of any other official business of those governments.



Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.

SCHEDULE(Sections 2 and 3)

ItemColumn 1Column 2
Specialized ServiceFee
1Administering an oath, receiving an affidavit, declaration or affirmation or attesting any document bearing a signature$50 per document
2Attesting the execution of a document, other than a certificate of origin or a document in support of a consignment of goods$50 per document
3Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority, including an officially authorized translator$50 per document
4Obtaining a legalization or other certification from a foreign authority in respect of any document (in addition to costs charged by the foreign authority, if any)$50 per document
5Executing a document or preparing an exhibit or a parcel not otherwise provided for in this schedule$50 per document
6Initialling alterations in any document not prepared by a consular officer$25 per page
7Uniting documents and sealing their fastening$30
8Preparing in English or French any certificate, affidavit, declaration or other document not otherwise provided for in this schedule, excluding any printed words where printed forms are used (in addition to the fee set out in item 1, 2 or 5, if applicable)
  • (a) less than 200 words

$30 per document
  • (b) 200 words or more and less than 500 words

$60 per document
  • (c) 500 words or more and less than 1,000 words

$80 per document
  • (d) 1,000 words or more

$0.10 per word
9Making a copy of a document not otherwise provided for in this schedule
  • (a) by word processing, for 100 words or less

$30 per page
  • (b) by photographic process

$3 per copy
10Certifying a copy of a document$20 per page
11Preparing, signing and sealing a declaration of existence$30 per document
12Signing and sealing a declaration of existence$20 per document
13Making an unofficial translation of a document, from one to the other of Canada’s official languages, from a foreign language to English or French, or from English or French to a foreign language
  • (a) 100 words or less

  • (b) over 100 words

$0.22 per word or $60 per letter size page, whichever is the lesser
14Issuing a letter addressed to a foreign authority for the granting of a visa, a residence permit, an exit permit or any other similar service$50 per letter
15Obtaining a copy of a document in the registers or records of the local authorities$125 per document
16Distributing the personal effects of a deceased Canadian citizen and administering their estate in full or in part, where the total current market value of the personal effects and the estate or part of the estate is
  • (a) [Repealed, SOR/2010-122, s. 2]

  • (b) CAN$500 or more and less than CAN$3,000

  • (c) CAN$3,000 or more

17Transmitting of documents in private legal matters by formal note to the local authorities, including any necessary certification$50 per document
18Service of documents in private legal matters performed at the mission, if an affidavit of service is provided$50 per document
19Service of documents in private legal matters performed where the mission must prepare or provide an affidavit of service$50 per document
20Where a Canadian consular officer is authorized by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to be named as a Commissioner by a Canadian court to take testimony from witnesses abroad for use in Canadian court proceedings
  • (a) for services of a consular officer acting as a Commissioner, within the consular premises

$150 per person per hour or part of an hour
  • (b) for sending a notice to appear, in the language of the country concerned

$50 per notice
  • (c) for the swearing of witnesses, court stenographers, translators, legal counsel or any other person

$50 per person
  • (d) for certifying a transcript as correct, including uniting documents and sealing their fastening

  • (e) for the services of an employee of the mission as an interpreter

$60 per person per hour or part of an hour
  • (f) for the services of a stenographer or typist supplied by the mission

$60 per person per hour or part of an hour
21Preparing and sending a communication for the primary benefit of non-government persons, organizations and groups
  • (a) less than 200 words

$30 per document
  • (b) 200 words or more and less than 500 words

$60 per document
  • (c) 500 words or more and less than 1,000 words

$80 per document
  • (d) 1,000 words or more

$0.10 per word
22[Repealed, SOR/2010-122, s. 3]
23Setting up and maintaining a trust account to transfer funds to, or on behalf of, a Canadian citizen in need in a foreign country$70 per account, per year or part of a year
24Arranging for and effecting the transfer of private or public funds from Canada or elsewhere to the mission$75 per transfer
  • SOR/2010-122, ss. 2, 3.
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