Posts filed under: Biometrics

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

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

Biometrics Appointment Booking

Designated Service Canada offices Service Canada offices have resumed biometrics collection services for permanent residence applicants who need to give biometrics and have not given them within the last 10 years. You can make your appointment to give biometrics using... 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

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

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

Vaccinated travellers to enter Canada

When can fully vaccinated foreign nationals enter Canada Fully vaccinated foreign nationals will be allowed to enter Canada for discretionary travel on specific dates: August 9, 2021: American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, currently residing in and arriving... Read More

Suspension of flights from India until September 21, 2021

COVID-19 – Global travel advisory to India The Government of Canada has suspended flights from India until September 21, 2021.During that period, passengers who travel to Canada from India via an indirect route will need to obtain a pre-departure negative COVID-19... 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

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