Find out if you need to give biometrics

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Select one:

  • I didn’t give biometrics in the past
  • I gave biometrics in the past

    For which type of application did you give your biometrics in the past?

    • a visitor visa, study or work permit application ONLY

      Are your biometrics still valid?

      If you’re not sure, you can find out if your biometrics are still valid and when they expire by using the Check Status Tool.

      • Yes
      • No
    • a permanent residence application ONLY

      Is that application for permanent residence still being processed?

      • Yes
      • No
    • a visitor visa, study or work permit application AND permanent residence application

      Are the biometrics you gave for a visitor visa, study or work permit still valid?

      If you’re not sure, you can find out if your biometrics are still valid and when they expire by using the Check Status Tool.

      • Yes
      • No

This tool provides general guidance. Depending on your situation, you may need to give biometrics. If so, we’ll send you a letter to confirm that you need to.

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