July 11, 2018
Effective July 31, 2018, the Government in Canada will require biometrics for the majority Canadian immigration applications. This includes the requirement for applicants to provide fingerprints and a photo.
As per the new regulations, applicants of visitor visa, study or work permit (except U.S. nationals), or permanent residence will have to provide fingerprints and a photo. However, for the purposes of repeat travel to Canada, applicants of visitor visa, study or work permit will only be required to provide their biometrics once every 10 years.
Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen says :
“By expanding our biometrics program, we facilitate entry into Canada and protect the integrity of our immigration system, by quickly and accurately establishing a traveler’s identity,”