• Biometrics

  • Nancy Kaur

    Member
    June 9, 2021 at 6:26 PM

    Do you need to give your biometrics?

  • Udit Daluja

    Member
    June 9, 2021 at 6:27 PM

    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

    o for a work or study permit

    o for a visitor visa

    o for a temporary resident permit

    • Nancy Kaur

      Member
      June 9, 2021 at 6:28 PM

      Thank you so much Udit!

  • Ritu Sidhu

    Member
    June 9, 2021 at 6:28 PM

    When are you expected to give your biometrics?

    • Maninder Singh

      Member
      June 9, 2021 at 6:29 PM

      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.

      • Ritu Sidhu

        Member
        June 9, 2021 at 6:29 PM

        Appreciate it!

        • This reply was modified 6 days, 21 hours ago by  Ritu Sidhu.
  • Gurmehar Mann

    Member
    June 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    What is the fee charged for biometrics?

    • Sahil Nagpal

      Member
      June 9, 2021 at 6:31 PM

      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.

      • Gurmehar Mann

        Member
        June 9, 2021 at 6:31 PM

        Thanks Sahil, Canada4Study’s forum feature is super convinient!

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