Where to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics)

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COVID-19: Exemptions to the biometrics requirements

As a temporary measure, we’ve made some changes to biometrics requirements. You’re exempt from the requirement to give your biometrics if you

Find out more about changes to biometrics requirements due to COVID-19.

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Biometrics collection service disruptions

Your application won’t be refused or closed if you can’t give your biometrics due to COVID-19 service disruptions.

Designated Service Canada offices

Service Canada offices have resumed biometrics collection services for permanent residence applicants who need to give biometrics and have not given them within the last 10 years.

As of November 30, 2020, you can make your appointment to give biometrics using the Service Canada Appointment System. Don’t go to a Service Canada office unless you have a scheduled appointment.

Click here to book your appointment

Visa application centres (VACs) and United States Application Support Centers (ASCs)

Some VACs and ASCs are reopening. Check the VAC or ASC website before you go to make sure it’s open. You may need to wear a mask and follow other health and safety rules.

Find out more about COVID-19 and biometrics

Where to give your biometrics?

You can go to one of these official locations to give your biometrics:

Before you go, you need to make an appointment to give your biometrics.

If you’re outside Canada, you should also check the location’s website for its services and fees.

Learn about how we protect your biometrics information

Biometric collection locations

City/port of entry (POE) Country/territory Website Biometrics Notes
Abbotsford-Huntingdon, British Columbia POE Canada Abbotsford-Huntingdon

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Abidjan VAC Open with limited services Ivory Coast Ivory Coast VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Abu Dhabi VAC Open with limited services United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Abuja VAC Open with limited services Nigeria Nigeria VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Accra VAC Open with limited services Ghana Ghana VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Addis Ababa VAC Ethiopia Ethiopia VAC By appointment only

Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services

Offers other services in local languages

Ahmedabad VAC Limited services by appointment only India India VACs

By appointment only

  • This VAC is offering biometrics collection services for priority family sponsorship applicants (spouse, partner and dependent child) and study permit applicants who plan to study at an approved designated learning institution (DLI).
    • By appointment only.
Al Khobar VAC Open with limited services Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC's website before you go to find out what services are available.
Albuquerque, New Mexico ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Aldergrove, British Columbia POE Canada Aldergrove

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Alexandria, Virginia ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Algiers VAC Open with limited services Algeria Algeria VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Almaty VAC Temporarily Closed Kazakhstan Kazakhstan VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Ambassador Bridge, Ontario POE Canada Ambassador Bridge

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Amman VAC Temporarily Closed Jordan Jordan VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Anchorage, Alaska ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Ankara VAC Open with limited services Turkey Turkey VACs By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Antananarivo VAC Open with limited services Madagascar Madagascar VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Armstrong, Quebec POE Canada Armstrong

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Asuncion VAC Temporarily Closed Paraguay Paraguay VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Athens VAC Open with limited services Greece Greece VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Atlanta, Georgia ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Auckland VAC Open with limited services New Zealand New Zealand VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Aurora, Colorado ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Austin, Texas ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Bakersfield, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Baku VAC Azerbaijan Azerbaijan VAC

By appointment only

Offers other services in local languages
Bali VAC Temporarily Closed Indonesia Indonesia VACs

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice
Bamako VAC Open with limited services Mali Mali VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Bangalore VAC Limited services by appointment only India India VACs

By appointment only

  • This VAC is offering biometrics collection services for priority family sponsorship applicants (spouse, partner and dependent child) and study permit applicants who plan to study at an approved designated learning institution (DLI).
    • By appointment only.
Bangkok VAC Open with limited services Thailand Thailand VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Barrigada ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Bartlett, Tennessee ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Bedford, New Hampshire ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Beijing VAC Open with limited services China China VACs
  • By appointment only
  • If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC will only provide limited biometric services until further notice.

Visit the VAC’s website before you go.

Beirut VAC Open with limited services Lebanon Lebanon VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Belgrade VAC Open with limited services Serbia Serbia VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Bellflower, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Berlin VAC Open with limited services Germany Germany VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Ontario POE Canada Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Birmingham, Alabama ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Bishkek VAC Open with limited services Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Boissevain, Manitoba POE Canada Boissevain

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Bogota VAC Open with limited services Colombia Colombia VACs By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Boise, Idaho ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Boundary Bay, British Columbia POE Canada Boundary Bay

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Brasilia VACTemporarily Closed Brazil Brazil VACs

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Bridgetown VAC Open with limited services Barbados Barbados VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide only limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Bronx, New York ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Brooklyn, New York ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Bucharest VAC Temporarily closed Romania Romania VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Buena Park, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Buenos Aires VAC Open with limited services Argentina Argentina VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Buffalo, New York ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Burbank, Illinois ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Cairo VAC Egypt Egypt VAC By appointment only

Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services

Offers other services in local languages

Calgary International Airport, Alberta POE Canada Calgary International Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Cali VAC Open with limited services Colombia Colombia VACs By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Cape Town VAC Open with limited services South Africa South Africa VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Caracas VAC Open with limited services Venezuela Venezuela VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Carway, Alberta POE Canada Carway

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Castries VAC Open with limited services Saint Lucia Saint Lucia VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Cebu VAC Open with limited services Philippines Philippines VACs By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Chandigarh VAC Limited services by appointment only India India VACs

By appointment only

  • This VAC is offering biometrics collection services for priority family sponsorship applicants (spouse, partner and dependent child) and study permit applicants who plan to study at an approved designated learning institution (DLI).
    • By appointment only.
Charleston, South Carolina ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Charleston, West Virginia ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Charlotte, North Carolina ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Chengdu VAC Open with limited services China China VACs
  • By appointment only
  • If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC will only provide limited biometric services until further notice.

Visit the VAC’s website before you go.

Chennai VAC Limited services by appointment only India India VACs By appointment only
  • This VAC is offering biometrics collection services for priority family sponsorship applicants (spouse, partner and dependent child) and study permit applicants who plan to study at an approved designated learning institution (DLI).
    • By appointment only.
Chisinau VAC Moldova Moldova VAC By appointment only

Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services

Offers other services in local languages

Chittagong VAC Temporarily Closed Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice
Chongqing VAC Open with limited services China China VACs
  • By appointment only
  • If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC will only provide limited biometric services until further notice.

Visit the VAC’s website before you go.

Christiansted, St Croix ASC U.S. Virgin Islands Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Chula Vista, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Cincinnati, Ohio ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Cleveland, Ohio ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Colombo VAC Open with limited services Sri Lanka Sri Lanka VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Conakry VAC Temporarily Closed Guinea Guinea VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice
Cornwall, Ontario POE Canada Cornwall

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Coutts, Alberta POE Canada Coutts

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Cranston, Rhode Island ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Dakar VAC Open with limited services Senegal Senegal VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Dallas, Texas ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Dar es Salaam VAC Tanzania Tanzania VAC By appointment only

Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services

Offers other services in local languages

Des Moines, Iowa ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Desoto, Texas ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Detroit, Michigan ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Dhaka VAC Open with limited services Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Doha VAC Open with limited services Qatar Qatar VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available
Douglas, British Columbia POE Canada Douglas

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you're eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Dover, Delaware ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Dubai VAC Open with limited services United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available
Dublin VAC Temporarily Closed Ireland Ireland VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice
Duluth, Minnesota ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Dushanbe VAC Temporarily Closed Tajikistan Tajikistan VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Düsseldorf VAC Open with limited services Germany Germany VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
East Hartford, Connecticut ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Edmonton International Airport, Alberta POE Canada Edmonton International Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Edmunston, New Brunswick POE Canada Edmunston

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
El Centro, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
El Paso, Texas ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Elizabeth, New Jersey ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Emerson, Manitoba POE Canada Emerson

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Erbil VAC Open with limited services Iraq Iraq VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Fargo, North Dakota ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Fort Erie (Peace Bridge), Ontario POE Canada Fort Erie (Peace Bridge)

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Fort Frances, Ontario POE Canada Fort Frances

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Fort Myers, Florida ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Fort Smith, Arkansas ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Fort Worth, Texas ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Fortune, Newfoundland and Labrador POE Canada Fortune

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Fresno, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Garapan, Saipan ASC Nothern Mariana Islands Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Gardena, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Georgetown VAC Open with limited services Guyana Guyana VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC's website before you go to find out what services are available.
Greer, South Carolina ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Guangzhou VAC Open with limited services China China VACs
  • By appointment only
  • If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC will only provide limited biometric services until further notice.

Visit the VAC’s website before you go.

Guatemala City VAC Open with limited services Guatemala Guatemala VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Hackensack, New Jersey ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Halifax International Airport, Nova Scotia POE Canada Halifax International Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Hamilton Airport, Ontario POE Canada John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Hangzhou VAC Open with limited services China China VACs
  • By appointment only
  • If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC will only provide limited biometric services until further notice.

Visit the VAC’s website before you go.

Hanoi VAC Vietnam Vietnam VAC By appointment only Offers other services in local languages
Harare VAC Open with limited services Zimbabwe Zimbabwe VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Harlingen, Texas ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Havana Canadian Embassy Cuba None By appointment only (see instructions) For biometrics collection only.
Helena, Montana ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Helsinki VAC Finland Finland VAC By appointment only

Offers other services in local languages

Central Miami, Florida ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Hauppauge, New York ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Ho Chi Minh VAC Vietnam Vietnam VAC By appointment only Offers other services in local languages
Hong Kong VAC Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong VAC By appointment only Offers other services in local languages
Honolulu, Hawaii ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Houston (Northwest), Texas ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Houston (Southeast), Texas ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Hyderabad VAC Limited services by appointment only India India VACs By appointment only
  • This VAC is offering biometrics collection services for priority family sponsorship applicants (spouse, partner and dependent child) and study permit applicants who plan to study at an approved designated learning institution (DLI).
    • By appointment only.
Indianapolis, Indiana ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Islamabad VAC Open with limited services Pakistan Pakistan VACs By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Istanbul VAC Open with limited services Turkey Turkey VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Jackson, Mississippi ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Jacksonville, Florida ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Jakarta VAC Open with limited services Indonesia Indonesia VACs By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Jalandhar VAC Limited services by appointment only India India VACs

By appointment only

  • This VAC is offering biometrics collection services for priority family sponsorship applicants (spouse, partner and dependent child) and study permit applicants who plan to study at an approved designated learning institution (DLI).
    • By appointment only.
Jamaica, New York ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Jeddah VAC Open with limited services Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC's website before you go to find out what services are available.
Jinan VAC Open with limited services China China VACs
  • By appointment only
  • If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC will only provide limited biometric services until further notice.

Visit the VAC’s website before you go.

Kampala VAC Open with limited services Uganda Uganda VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC's website before you go to find out what services are available.
Kansas City, Missouri ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Karachi VAC Open with limited services Pakistan Pakistan VACs By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Kathmandu VAC Open with limited services Nepal Nepal VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Kentwood, Michigan ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Kelowna Airport, British Columbia POE Canada Kelowna Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Kigali VAC Open with limited services Rwanda Rwanda VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Kingsgate, British Columbia POE Canada Kingsgate

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Kingston VAC Open with limited services Jamaica Jamaica VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Kingstown VAC Open with limited services Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide only limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Kinshasa VAC Open with limited services Democratic Rep. of Congo Democratic Rep. of Congo VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Kolkata VAC Limited services by appointment only India India VACs By appointment only
  • This VAC is offering biometrics collection services for priority family sponsorship applicants (spouse, partner and dependent child) and study permit applicants who plan to study at an approved designated learning institution (DLI).
    • By appointment only.
Kuala Lumpur VAC Open with limited services Malaysia Malaysia VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Kunming VAC Open with limited services China China VACs
  • By appointment only
  • If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC will only provide limited biometric services until further notice.

Visit the VAC’s website before you go.

Kuwait City VAC Open with limited services Kuwait Kuwait VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Kyiv VAC Open with limited services Ukraine Ukraine VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
La Paz VAC Temporarily Closed Bolivia Bolivia VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Lagos VAC Open with limited services Nigeria Nigeria VACs By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Lahore VAC Open with limited services Pakistan Pakistan VACs By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Lansdowne, Ontario POE Canada Lansdowne (Thousand Islands Bridge)

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Laredo, Texas ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Las Vegas, Nevada ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Latham, New York ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Lawrence, Massachusetts ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Lima VAC Open with limited services Peru Peru VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
London VAC Open with limited services United Kingdom United Kingdom VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
London Airport, Ontario POE Canada London International Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Long Island City, New York ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Los Angeles VAC
Temporarily Closed
United States United States VACs

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice
Los Angeles (La Brea), California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Los Angeles (Wilshire), California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Louisville, Kentucky ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Lubbock, Texas ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Lviv VAC Open with limited services Ukraine Ukraine VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Lyon VAC
Open with limited services
France France VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Madrid VAC
 Open with limited services
Spain Spain VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Managua VAC
Open with limited services
Nicaragua Nicaragua VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Manama Open with limited services Bahrain Bahrain VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Manila VAC Open with limited services Philippines Philippines VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
McAllen, Texas ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Medellin VAC Open with limited services Colombia Colombia VACs By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Melbourne VAC Open with limited services Australia Australia VACs By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Mendoza VAC
Temporarily Closed
Argentina Argentina VACs

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice
Mexico City VAC Temporarily Closed Mexico Mexico VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Miami, Florida ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Michigan City, Indiana ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Modesto, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Moncton Airport, New Brunswick POE Canada Greater Moncton Romeo Leblanc International Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Montego Bay VAC Open with limited services Jamaica Jamaica VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Montevideo VAC Temporarily Closed Uruguay Uruguay VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Morrisville, North Carolina ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Quebec POE Canada Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Moscow VAC Open with limited services Russia Russia VACs By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Mumbai VAC
Limited services by appointment only
India India VACs

By appointment only

  • This VAC is offering biometrics collection services for priority family sponsorship applicants (spouse, partner and dependent child) and study permit applicants who plan to study at an approved designated learning institution (DLI).
    • By appointment only.
Muscat VAC Open with limited services Oman Oman VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Nairobi VAC Open with limited services Kenya Kenya VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Nanjing VAC Open with limited services China China VACs
  • By appointment only
  • If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC will only provide limited biometric services until further notice.

Visit the VAC’s website before you go.

Naperville, Illinois ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Nashville, Tennessee ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
New Delhi VAC Limited services by appointment only India India VACs

By appointment only

  • This VAC is offering biometrics collection services for priority family sponsorship applicants (spouse, partner and dependent child) and study permit applicants who plan to study at an approved designated learning institution (DLI).
    • By appointment only.
New Orleans, Louisiana ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
New York VAC Open with limited services United States United States VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
New York, New York ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Niagara Falls Rainbow Bridge, Ontario POE Canada Niagara Falls Rainbow Bridge

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Niamey VAC Open with limited services Niger Niger VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Norfolk, Virginia ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Norridge, Illinois ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
North Miami Beach, Florida ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
North Portal, Saskatchewan POE Canada North Portal

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Nur-Sultan VAC Open with limited services Kazakhstan Kazakhstan VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Novosibirsk VAC Open with limited services Russia Russia VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Oakland, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Oklahoma City, OklahomaASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Omaha, Nebraska ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Orlando, Florida ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Osaka VAC Open with limited services Japan Japan VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Osoyoos, British Columbia POE Canada Osoyoos

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Ottawa International Airport, Ontario POE Canada Ottawa International Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Ouagadougou VAC Open with limited services Burkina Faso Burkina Faso VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Oxnard, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Pacific Highway, British Columbia POE Canada Pacific Highway

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Panama City VAC Open with limited services Panama Panama VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Paris VAC
Open with limited services
France France VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Casper, Wyoming ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions) =
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Phnom Penh VAC Cambodia Cambodia VAC By appointment only Offers other services in local languages
Phoenix, Arizona ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Pigeon River, Ontario POE Canada Pigeon River

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Pikesville, Maryland ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Pomona, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Port Chester, New York ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Port Louis VAC
Temporarily Closed
Mauritius Mauritius VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice
Port of Spain VAC Open with limited services Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Port-au-Prince VAC Open with limited services Haiti Haiti VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Portland, Oregon ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Porto Alegre VACTemporarily Closed Brazil Brazil VACs

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Prescott, Ontario POE Canada Prescott

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Pretoria VAC Open with limited services South Africa South Africa VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Pristina VAC Temporarily Closed Kosovo Kosovo VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Pune VAC
Limited services by appointment only
India India VACs

By appointment only

  • This VAC is offering biometrics collection services for priority family sponsorship applicants (spouse, partner and dependent child) and study permit applicants who plan to study at an approved designated learning institution (DLI).
    • By appointment only.
Quebec City International Airport, Quebec POE Canada Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Queenston Lewiston Bridge, Ontario POE Canada Queenston Lewiston Bridge

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Quito VAC Open with limited services Ecuador Ecuador VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Rabat VAC Open with limited services Morocco Morocco VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC's website before you go to find out what services are available.
Rainy River, Ontario POE Canada Rainy River

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Rangoon (Yangon) VAC Temporarily closed Burma (Myanmar) Burma (Myanmar) VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Rapid City, South Dakota ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Recife VACTemporarily Closed Brazil Brazil VACs

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Regway, Saskatchewan POE POE Canada Regway

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Regina Airport, Saskatchewan POE Canada Regina Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Reno, Nevada ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Revere, Massachusetts ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Reykjavík Temporary location Iceland Make an appointment By appointment only For biometrics collection only. Please email the Embassy to book your appointment.
Rio de Janeiro VACTemporarily Closed Brazil Brazil VACs

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Riverside, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Riyadh VAC Open with limited services Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC's website before you go to find out what services are available.
Roosville, British Columbia POE Canada Roosville

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Rome VAC Open with limited services Italy Italy VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Rostov-on-Don VAC Open with limited services Russia Russia VACs By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Saint Petersburg VAC Open with limited services Russia Russia VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Salinas, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Salisbury, Maryland ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Salt Lake City, Utah ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
San Antonio, Texas ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
San Fernando, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
San Francisco Temporary VAC For biometrics only United States United States VACs By appointment only This VAC is open temporarily only to collect biometrics.
San Francisco, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
San Jose VAC Temporarily Closed Costa Rica Costa Rica VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

San Juan ASC Puerto Rico Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
San Marcos, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
San Salvador VAC Open with limited services El Salvador El Salvador VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Santa Clara, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Santa Rosa, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Santo Domingo VAC Open with limited services Dominican Republic Dominican Republic VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Santiago VAC Open with limited services Chile Chile VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Sao Paulo VACTemporarily Closed Brazil Brazil VACs

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Sarajevo VAC Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina VAC By appointment only

Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services

Offers other services in local languages

Sarnia (Blue Water Bridge, Ontario) POE Canada Blue Water Bridge

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport, Saskatchewan POE Canada Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario POE Canada Sault Ste. Marie

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Seattle Temporary VAC For biometrics only United States United States VACs By appointment only This VAC is open temporarily only to collect biometrics.
Seattle, Washington ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Seoul VAC South Korea South Korea VAC By appointment only Offers other services in local languages
Shanghai VAC Open with limited services China China VACs
  • By appointment only
  • If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC will only provide limited biometric services until further notice.

Visit the VAC’s website before you go.

Shenyang VAC Open with limited services China China VACs
  • By appointment only
  • If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC will only provide limited biometric services until further notice.

Visit the VAC’s website before you go.

Singapore VAC Open with limited services Singapore Singapore VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available
Sioux Falls, South Dakota ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Skopje VAC Open with limited services Macedonia Macedonia VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
South El Monte, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
South Portland, Maine ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Spokane, Washington ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
St Albans, Vermont ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
St Louis, Missouri ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
St Paul, Minnesota ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
St Thomas ASC U.S. Virgin Islands Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
St-Armand, Quebec POE Canada St-Armand/Philipsburg

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
St-Bernard-De-Lacolle, Quebec POE Canada St-Bernard-De-Lacolle

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
St. John's International Airport, Newfoundland and Labrador POE Canada St. John's International Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
St. Stephen 3rd Bridge, New Brunswick POE Canada St. Stephen 3rd Bridge

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
St. Stephen Ferry Point Bridge, New Brunswick POE Canada St. Stephen Ferry Point Bridge

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Stanstead, Quebec POE Canada Stanstead

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Stockholm VAC Open with limited services Sweden Sweden VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Sugar Land, Texas ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Suva VAC Open with limited services Fiji Fiji VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Sydney VAC Open with limited services Australia Australia VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Sylhet VAC Temporarily Closed Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice
Syracuse, New York ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Taipei VAC Taiwan Taiwan VAC By appointment only Offers other services in local languages
Tampa, Florida ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Tbilisi VAC Temporarily Closed Georgia Georgia VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice
Tegucigalpa VAC Temporarily Closed Honduras Honduras VAC

By appointment only

If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice

Tel Aviv VAC Open with limited services Israel Israel VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
The Hague VAC Open with limited services The Netherlands The Netherlands VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Tirana VAC Albania Albania VAC By appointment only

Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services

Offers other services in local languages

Tokyo VAC Open with limited services Japan Japan VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (Terminal 1), Ontario POE Canada Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (Terminal 1)

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (Terminal 3), Ontario POE Canada Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (Terminal 3)

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Tucson, Arizona ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Tunis VAC Open with limited services Tunisia Tunisia VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Tustin, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Ulaanbaatar VAC Temporarily Closed Mongolia Mongolia VAC

By appointment only


If needed, the VAC will contact you to reschedule your appointment

The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice
Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia POE Canada Vancouver International Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Victoria Ferry/Belleville, British Columbia POE Canada Victoria Ferry/Belleville

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Victoria International Airport, British Columbia POE Canada Victoria International Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Vienna VAC Open with limited services Austria Austria VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Vladivostok VAC Open with limited services Russia Russia VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Warsaw VAC Open with limited services Poland Poland VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Waukegan, Illinois ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
West Palm Beach, Florida ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
West Sacramento, California ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Westerville, Ohio ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Wheaton, Maryland ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Whitehorse Airport (Erik Nielsen Whitehorse), Yukon POE Canada Whitehorse Airport (Erik Nielsen Whitehorse)

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Wichita, Kansas ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Windsor-Detroit Tunnel, Ontario POE Canada Windsor-Detroit Tunnel

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba POE Canada Winnipeg Airport

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Woodstock, Ontario POE Canada Woodstock

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Wuhan VAC Open with limited services China China VACs By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Yakima, Washington ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Yaoundé VAC Open with limited services Cameroon Cameroon VAC

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Yarmouth Ferry Terminal, Nova Scotia POE Canada Yarmouth Ferry Terminal

You cannot give your biometrics at a Canadian port of entry (POE) unless you meet these 2 requirements:

  • you’re eligible to apply for a study permit or work permit at a POE
  • you start and finish your application at the POE
  • Most applicants are not eligible to give biometrics at a POE.
  • Make sure you’re eligible before you go.
Yekaterinburg VAC Open with limited services Russia Russia VACs

By appointment only

  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
Yerevan VAC Open with limited services Armenia Armenia VAC By appointment only
  • The VAC will provide limited services until further notice.
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.
York, Pennsylvania ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
Yuma, Arizona ASC United States Make an appointment By appointment only (see instructions)
St. John's, Newfoundland
Service Canada Centre and Passport Services SCO
Canada

St. John's Service Canada Centre and Passport Services

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Fredericton, New Brunswick
Service Canada Centre and Passport Services SCO
Canada

Fredericton Service Canada Centre and Passport Services

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Dartmouth Service Canada Centre

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
Service Canada Centre and Passport Services SCO
Canada

Halifax Service Canada Centre and Passport Services

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Charlottetown Service Canada Centre

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Sainte-Foy, Quebec
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Sainte-Foy Service Canada Centre

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Laval, Quebec
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Laval Service Canada Centre

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Montreal, Quebec
Parc-Extension Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Parc-Extension Service Canada Centre

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Montreal, Quebec
Verdun Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Verdun Service Canada Centre

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Brossard, Quebec
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Brossard Service Canada Centre

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Saint-Laurent, Quebec
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Saint-Laurent Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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Sherbrooke, Quebec
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Sherbrooke Service Canada Centre

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Gatineau, Quebec
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Gatineau-East Service Canada Centre

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Winnipeg Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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Walk-in appointments are unavailable

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Winnipeg Crestview Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Office is closed for biometrics collection

Appointments are currently unavailable

Walk-in appointments are unavailable

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Service Canada Centre and passport services SCO SCO
Canada

Saskatoon Service Canada Centre and Passport Services

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Regina, Saskatchewan
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Regina Service Canada Centre

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Medicine Hat, Alberta
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Medicine Hat Service Canada Centre

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Lethbridge, Alberta
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Lethbridge Service Canada Centre

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Red Deer, Alberta
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Red Deer Service Canada Centre

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Fort McMurray, Alberta
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Fort McMurray Service Canada Centre

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Walk-in appointments are unavailable

Calgary, Alberta
Calgary Royal Vista Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Calgary Royal Vista Service Canada Centre

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Walk-in appointments are unavailable

Calgary, Alberta
Calgary Centre Service Canada Centre and Passport Services SCO
Canada

Calgary Centre Service Canada Centre and Passport Services

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Walk-in appointments are unavailable

Calgary, Alberta
Calgary Temple Crossing Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Office is closed for biometrics collection

Appointments are currently unavailable

Walk-in appointments are unavailable

Calgary, Alberta
Calgary Sundance Service Canada Centre and Passport Services SCO
Canada

Office is closed for biometrics collection

Appointments are currently unavailable

Walk-in appointments are unavailable

Edmonton, Alberta
Edmonton Hermitage Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Edmonton Hermitage Service Canada Centre

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Edmonton, Alberta
Edmonton Westlink Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Edmonton Westlink Service Canada Centre

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Edmonton, Alberta
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Edmonton Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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Prince George, British Columbia
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Prince George Service Canada Centre

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Walk-in appointments are unavailable

Kelowna, British Columbia
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Kelowna Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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Walk-in appointments are unavailable

Richmond, British Columbia
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Richmond Service Canada Centre -Passport Services

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Walk-in appointments are unavailable

Vancouver, British Columbia
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Vancouver Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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Walk-in appointments are unavailable

Surrey, British Columbia
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Surrey Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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Chilliwack, British Columbia
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Chilliwack Service Canada Centre

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New Westminster, British Columbia
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

New Westminster Service Canada Centre

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Burnaby, British Columbia
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Burnaby Service Canada Centre

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Abbotsford, British Columbia
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Abbotsford Service Canada Centre

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Victoria, British Columbia
Service Canada Centre and Passport Services SCO
Canada

Victoria Service Canada Centre and Passport Services

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Whitehorse, Yukon
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Whitehorse Service Canada Centre

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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Yellowknife Service Canada Centre

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Iqaluit, Nunavut
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Iqaluit Service Canada Centre

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Ottawa, Ontario
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Ottawa East Service Canada Centre

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Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa East Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Ottawa Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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Hamilton, Ontario
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Hamilton Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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St. Catharines, Ontario
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

St. Catharines Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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Whitby, Ontario
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Whitby Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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Brampton, Ontario
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Brampton Service Canada Centre – Passport Services

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Mississauga, Ontario
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Mississauga Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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Toronto, Ontario
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Toronto Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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Scarborough, Ontario
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Scarborough Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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North York, Ontario
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

North York Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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Toronto, Ontario
Toronto - West Humber Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Toronto - West Humber Service Canada Centre

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Toronto, Ontario
Toronto - College Street Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Toronto - College Street Service Canada Centre

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Windsor, Ontario
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada Windsor Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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Kitchener, Ontario
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Kitchener Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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London, Ontario
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

London Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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Sudbury, Ontario
Service Canada Centre SCO
Canada

Sudbury Service Canada Centre

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Thunder Bay, Ontario
Passport Services Centre SCO
Canada

Thunder Bay Service Canada Centre - Passport Services

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