Posts filed under: Biometrics

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

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

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

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

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

Find out if you need to give your biometrics —

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

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

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

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