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As of December 3, 2019, applicants for work permits and extensions, study permits, visitor visas, and permanent residence will be able to give their biometrics at designated Service Canada offices.

Giving fingerprints and photos for immigration purposes used to mean that an applicant had to leave the country and apply at an international Visa Application Centre or an Application Support Center in the USA. However, under the new provisions, Service Canada will offer biometrics services, meaning that the service is available within Canada’s borders. This makes in-Canada applications simpler logistically and can reduce some of the costs associated with applying for Canadian immigration.

If you are interested in learning more about Canadian immigration, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.