Canada’s New Biometric Requirement:
Starting in fall 2013, citizens of 29 countries and 1 territory will need to give biometrics (fingerprints and a photograph) and pay a biometric fee when they apply for a:
Some Visa Application Centres (VACs) are now collecting biometrics, and all VACs will offer this service by 2014. If you apply at a VAC that offers this service before the date you must give your biometrics, you can give your biometrics and get certain VAC application services at no cost.
Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website to learn more about biometrics, including
- if and when this will take effect for you, and
- where you can go to give your biometrics.