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How long will my fingerprints given for biometrics be kept?

The Government of Canada will keep your fingerprints for 15 years from the last time you give them. After this time, your fingerprints will be permanently deleted from the Government of Canada’s database unless you are found to be inadmissible to Canada due to criminal activity.

Your fingerprints will also be permanently deleted if you are granted Canadian citizenship within this 15-year period.


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