How often will I need to go in person to give my fingerprints and photo?
If you apply for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit, you’ll only need to give your biometrics once every 10 years. We’ll keep your biometrics on file for the next application you make within a 10-year period.
If you apply for permanent residence, you’ll need to give biometrics each time you apply.
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