All posts by: Biometrics Expert

Biometrics Fees

In addition to your regular visa application fee, a biometric fee of $85 CAD per person will apply. However, families applying together for a visitor visa will only pay a maximum biometric fee of up to $170 CAD. Whether you... Read More

Release of digital Canadian citizenship certificate

The Government of Canada will start implementing the digital version of the Canadian Citizenship Certificate starting June 27, 2022. The e-certificate is a valid proof of Canadian citizenship. If you have participated in the pilot project and have received an e-certificate, you... Read More

Biometrics Locations

Find a biometrics collection site near you Before you go, you need to make an appointment to give your biometrics. Use the table below to find your closest collection site. If you’re outside Canada, you should also check the location’s website for... Read More

List of Canadian locations

This is a list of current federal government offices in Canada that deliver biometrics services. Legend: POE = Point of Entry locations. SCO = Service Canada Office location Search for other international locations click here. Abbotsford, British Columbia Service Canada... 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

Injuries and medical conditions

Some injuries and medical conditions can prevent you from being able to provide your 10 fingerprints or photograph. You may not be able to attend your biometrics appointment if you are experiencing the following conditions: If you have a temporary injury... 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 in Canada

Biometrics collection in Canada As a temporary measure, we’ve made some changes to biometrics requirements. You may be exempt from having to give your biometrics. Don’t pay the biometrics fee if you’re exempt. If you did pay the fee and you’re... Read More

Biometrics collection outside Canada

Biometrics collection outside Canada (if you applied before April 12, 2021) Many applicants can now give their biometrics, as most visa application centres (VACs) and U.S. Application Support Centers (ASCs) have reopened. If you’re not exempt from giving biometrics, we need... Read More

2023 Service Canada Centre Statutory Holidays Closures

Please be advised that the Federal Government Service Canada Centres (call centre and in-person) will be closed to the general public on the following statutory holidays in 2023: New Year’s Day – Sunday, January 1 (Service centres closed Monday, January... Read More