Greetings Nancy! International Indian students looking to apply for a study/work permit are obliged to submit their fingerprints and photo (biometrics) to the Government of Canada for security purposes. Normally, you need to give biometrics 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 December 3, 2019)
Due to COVID-19, anyone in Canada applying for temporary residence is exempt from giving biometrics. This temporary measure applies to you if you are both of the following:
• In Canada.
• Applying or have an application in progress:
o to extend your stay as a student, worker or visitor
o to restore your status as a student, worker, or visitor
Hi Ritu, you can only give your biometrics as part of an application you submit to them. If you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit, you will need to give your biometrics before they start to process your application.
Hey Gurmehar, you will habe to pay the biometric fee which is approximately 85 CAD for individual applicants and 170 CAD for families applying at the same time. You should pay this fee when you submit your application to avoid any delays.