Because of this PCC issue,I have just written to the Canadian Consulate in HK,asking for a refund.I got my AOR yesterday.Also it requires too much of paper work i.e notarized etc..so I gave up but no regrets.
I think,as Ankit mentioned,you have to pay the fees twice:
CIO: CAD 550
VO : CAD 550
No this is not what I meant. Please see my detailed response
You pay fees twice, processing fees to CIC and RPRF to CHC but the amounts are different
Processing Fees for CIO : A family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older, or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse or common-law partner Pays CAD 550
Family member of the principal applicant who is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner pays CAD 150
RPRF paid to CHC : CAD 490
RPRF can be paid while submitting full docs to CHC or when they ask for it with medicals
following people do not need to pay
•dependent children of a principal applicant or sponsor, a child to be adopted, or an orphaned brother, sister, niece, nephew or grandchild; and
•protected persons, including Convention refugees.