April 5, 2012
Latest Information on Biometrics
- Applicants who are required to provide digital fingerprints and digital in-person photos will not be able to do it in advance of the visa application. Just like with medicals, the applicant must be prompted or do the biometrics when making the application at a Visa Application Centre.
- It is not possible to get biometrics tests in Canada, applicants need to have them done abroad.
- A citizen of a biometrics requiring country who is living in a third country might not be able to find a VAC to get their screening, therefore all visa offices will be equipped with “emergency biometrics facilities”
- Biometrics will be required for new entry visas but not for extensions.