Canadian Government declares that from July 31, 2018, majority of Canadian immigration applications will require biometrics. According to the latest regulations, every person applying for a study or work permit, permanent residence or visitor visa is bound to provide biometric information including fingerprints and a photo.
For those, who travel to Canada frequently on a visitor visa, study or work permit will have to provide their biometrics only once in 10 years. These changes will be effective from July 31 for the residents of the Africa, Middle East and Europe.
Similarly, applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific and the United States of America, will have to give their biometrics from December 31, 2018.
Why it is Essential to Provide Biometrics?
Biometrics is necessary as it provides unique physical characteristics of each individual including facial features and fingerprints. The gathered information plays a pivotal role while verifying the identity of a particular individual. In fact, biometric verification rules out the chances of a false or mistaken identity.
Described below are the benefits of biometrics.
Following individuals are exempted from biometrics.