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Can I go to a port of entry to give biometrics if it’s closer than a Service Canada location?

No. Only certain people can give their fingerprints and photo (biometrics) at a Canadian port of entry (POE).

For example, students and workers who meet the specific eligibility requirements can give their biometrics at a POE only if they begin and complete their application for a study or work permit at the POE.

All other applicants must give their biometrics at an official biometrics collection location. If you already have a biometrics instruction letter, this means you can’t give your biometrics at a POE.

Find out if you need to give biometrics, and if you do, how to give you biometrics.

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