If I’m in Canada, do I have to give my biometrics?
If you’re applying for permanent residence, you need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics).
If you’re applying, or have an application in progress for temporary residence, you’re temporarily exempt from giving biometrics.
You can answer some questions to find out if you need to give biometrics.
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