When immigrating to Canada, there are a number of steps and things to complete before successfully making the move, biometrics being one! This is a system built by the Canadian government to securely allow foreign nationals to enter Canada through a number of visas. Whether you are visiting, working, or applying for permanent residency, you may need to know more about giving biometrics which you can learn more about below!
A fee of $85 CAD is payable per person for biometric enrollment. Families applying together will only pay a maximum biometric fee of up to $170 CAD. There is no fee for biometric verification
Who Needs To Give Biometrics
In most cases those applying for the following statuses would need to undergo fingerprinting and screening before traveling to Canada:
The Canadian government is using this biometrics processing to ensure that the person seeking entry is the same person who was granted a visa, permit, or permanent residence by verifying fingerprints. This will help prevent individuals from using a stolen, borrowed, or altered visa or permit to enter Canada.
How Often Do I Need To Give Biometrics?
Visitor Visa, Work Permit, Study Permit – If you gave biometrics in the last 10 years and they’re still valid, you don’t have to give them again
Permanent Residency – If you’ve never given biometrics in the past, or it’s been longer than 10 years, you’ll need to give them when the biometric collection sites closest to you start offering biometric collection services again.
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