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I am from Asia, Asia Pacific or the Americas and have applied for a visa, work or study permit, or for permanent residence before December 31, 2018, but my application is still being processed. Do I have to give my biometrics?

If you’re from a country in Asia, Asia Pacific or the Americas and we received your application before December 31, 2018, you don’t need to give your biometrics, even if your application is still being processed.

This same requirement has applied to:

  • nationals from countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa since July 31, 2018, and
  • nationals from these 29 countries and 1 territory since 2013 who applied for a visitor visa, study or work permit.

How do I know if my application was received before December 31, 2018?


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