How often you need to give your biometrics info —

For visitor visa, study and work permit applicants You only need to give your biometrics once every 10 years. You don’t need to give your biometrics again until the 10-year period expires. If you gave biometrics in the past as part... Read More

When to give your fingerprints and photo —

You can only give your biometrics as part of an application you submit to us. Read your instruction guide to find the steps in the application process and when you need to give your biometrics. Example: if you apply for a visitor visa, study... Read More

Who needs to give fingerprints and photo? —

Normally, you need to give biometrics (fingerprints and photo) if you apply for: a visitor visa a work or study permit (excluding US nationals) permanent residence refugee or asylum status an extension of your stay in Canada, known as a... Read More

Find out if you need to give your biometrics —

Click here to find out if you need to give your biometrics.... Read More

Biometrics collection outside Canada —

Biometrics exemption for permanent residence applicants who have given biometrics within the last 10 years As a temporary measure, you’re exempt from giving biometrics if you are now applying or have already applied for permanent residence from in or outside Canada... Read More

Who needs to give biometrics —

Permanent residence applicants who have not given biometrics within the last 10 years Designated Service Canada Centres have resumed biometrics collection services for permanent residence applicants who have received a biometric instruction letter (BIL) and have not given their biometrics... Read More

Biometrics exemption for temporary residence applicants in Canada —

As a temporary measure, you’re exempt from giving biometrics if you’re both of the following: in Canada applying or have an application in progress to extend your stay as a student, worker or visitor to restore your status as a student,... Read More