I cover my head or face for religious or cultural reasons. What will happen when I go to have my photo taken for biometrics?
We plan to expand our fingerprint and photo requirements
Starting July 31, 2018, you may need to give your fingerprints and photos (biometrics) when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or permanent residence if you are from Europe, the Middle East or Africa.
Find out if these changes may apply to you.
When you have your photograph taken, your whole face must be clearly visible.
You may request to have your photo taken by an operator of the same gender and you may ask for a privacy curtain.
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