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Biometrics

Effective 31 July 2018, you may need to give your fingerprints and photos (biometrics) at a Visa Application Centre when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or permanent residence if you are a national of a country or territory in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, or if you are a national of a country that is already biometrics required. Visit Canada.gc.ca/biometrics to Find out if you need to give your biometrics.

  • Temporary resident visa, study and work permit applicants only need to give biometrics once every 10 years;
  • However, permanent residence applicants will need to give biometrics with each application.
  • If you have applied for a temporary resident visa, study or work permit in the past and are unsure if the biometrics have been provided, Please refer to the IRCC website (Canada.gc.ca/biometrics), and “Find out if your biometrics are still valid”
  • Refer to the IRCC website for a list of visa-required countries for temporary residents: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/entry-requirements-country.html
  • For the purposes of biometric collection, nationality is based on the nationality you have declared in question number 6 (*Citizenship) on the IRCC application form.

    Applicants who have submitted an application online to IRCC must present a Biometrics Instruction Letter to enrol their biometrics. To find out more about biometrics visit the IRCC website

  • Applicants applying in person at a VAC do not need to present a Biometrics Instruction Letter.
  • Applicants will need to give biometrics (fingerprints and photo) upon IRCC office’s request, unless they are exempt.
  • Applicants will need to give biometrics regardless of whether they gave biometrics in the past to support a temporary resident visa, study or work permit application, or a different permanent resident application.

    Biometrics will be collected using a quick, discreet and non-intrusive process that captures a facial image with a digital camera and a 10-digit fingerprint scan with a digital

    Please Click Here for more information’s if you are required to enrol Biometrics

Step 1: Appear at the VAC in person.

  • Find your closest CVAC
    • Dhaka
    • Chittagong
    • Sylhet

Step 2: Bring the necessary documentation

  • Make sure you bring:
    • Your passport.
    • Your Biometric Instruction Letter from the Government of Canada, if you have submitted an application online to IRCC
    • Additional documentation, if applicable –To know more please click here.