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Service Canada online biometrics scheduling now open

Alexandra Miekus - 08 December, 2020

Biometrics Online Booking
Biometrics Online Booking

On November 30, 2020, Service Canada re-opened the biometric appointment scheduling service for immigration applicants.

Biometric appointments can now be booked online by applicants who reside in Canada.

Service Canada agents began contacting clients last September to set up biometric appointments. Those who have not been contacted by November 30 are now asked to use the online appointment scheduling tool to schedule their own appointments.

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has specified in a press release its clients need to make an appointment at the nearest Service Canada office.

An appointment is required for applicants for permanent residence who have not enrolled their biometric data within the last 10 years to complete the biometric requirements of their application.

Health and safety protocols are in place have been implemented at Service Canada Centres, and clients must adhere to all applicable public health guidelines.

IRCC also stated that services will only be offered to clients who have made an appointment, as walk-in service is not currently available.

Special exemption measures for applicants for temporary residence in Canada and for applicants for permanent residence who have enrolled their biometrics within the last 10 years remain in place.

Biometric data is normally required as part of applications for:

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