The Federal Government has announced steps to provide biometrics for Permanent Residency applications during COVID-19.
As a temporary measure, you’re exempt from giving biometrics if you have both of the following:
- already applied or are applying for permanent residence
- given your biometrics within the last 10 years
If you have not given your biometrics within the last 10 years Service Canada officers will call you to schedule your biometrics appointment.
If you have applied on your own, a representative from Service Canada will contact you to schedule an appointment based on how long you have been waiting to provide biometrics.
If you have applied through an authorized representative, a representative from Service Canada will call them instead, in order to schedule an appointment to have your biometrics taken. Your representative will contact you in order to find your availability and your preferred location. They will then coordinate the appointment with Service Canada and let you know the time and place of the appointment.
Please do not call Service Canada, and please do not go to a Service Canada Centre unless an you have been scheduled for an appointment.
For those outside Canada, many collection centres are already open. If there is no open centre near you, your request will automatically be extended. You should attempt to complete your biometrics at your earliest convenience.
Please see the link below for more information on Biometrics processing in Canada for Permanent Residency applications.
Find more information here