PCT Schedule of Fees (January 2018)

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Patent Cooperation Treaty ( PCT ) schedule of fees for applications filed on or after January 1st, 2018

Transmittal Fee (Rule 14)


International Filing Fee

$1,708 *

For each additional sheet over 30


International Search Fee


The above-mentioned fees are due within one month from the filing date (date of receipt) of the international application by the receiving office; however, it is recommended that they are paid at the time of filing. These fees are to be paid in Canadian dollars and cheques should be made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.

If the fees are not paid within one month from the international filing date, the receiving office shall invite the applicant to pay the amount required, together with a late payment fee under Rule 16bis.2, within one month from the date of the invitation. Failure to pay the fees will result in the withdrawal of the application by the receiving office.

Late payment fee

50% of the fees that are due, or:

  • Minimum:
    • transmittal fee
  • Maximum:
    • 50% of the international filing fee

Preliminary Examination

Handling fee (Rule 57.2(a))


Preliminary examination fee (Rule 58)


* International Filing Fee will be reduced by:

  • $257 for all applications filed electronically using PCT-SAFE or ePCT (The request in character coded format).

  • $385 for all applications filed electronically using PCT-SAFE or ePCT (The request, description, claims and abstract in character coded format).