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How to Give Biometrics for Canada Visa Application Processing

In April 2018, the Canadian federal government announced a comprehensive biometrics collection plan for all entrants to Canada. Who Needs to Give Biometrics? As of December 31, 2018, individual applicants, from Asia, Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africas need to provide their biometrics if they apply for a visa or entry under below categories: Visitor visa A work or study permit (excluding U.S. Nationals) Permanent residence Refugee or asylum status. However, there are certain exemptions: Canadian citizens, citizenship applicants (including passport applicants), or existing permanent residents Visa-exempt nationals coming to Canada to visit only Children under the age of 14 Applicants...

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