***IMPORTANT NOTICE***

All biometrics services can only be done through appointment at designated Service Canada centres.

Workers changing jobs or employers in Canada

If your local Service Canada office is closed, you may not need to give your biometrics when you apply for a new work permit. After you apply and pay all your fees, we’ll let you know if this applies to you. If it does, we’ll refund your biometrics fee (CAN$85).

For more detail, please visit Canada.ca directly.

(URL: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/biometrics.html)

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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 visitor record (as of December 3, 2019) a work or study permit extension (as of...

Find out if you need to give your biometrics —

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

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 within the last 10 years. Biometrics collection services are currently available only for permanent residence...

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, worker or visitor for a work or study permit for a visitor visa for a...

Biometrics collection gradual reactivation services —

Our agents have learned that IRCC will start informing Service Canada to call clients for their biometrics collection as of week of September 14h, 2020. The biometrics service is not yet fully open to general public. Client online appointment booking system is still not functional. The reactivation of service is by appointment only. For more...