OttawaWith the rollout of the in-Canada enrolment network on December 3, 2019, the following note has been removed from the instructions:

Starting December 3, 2019, foreign nationals applying from within Canada to extend or renew their visitor visa, work permit or study permit or applying for temporary or permanent residence must provide biometrics.

In addition, the following clarification has been added about biometrics collection:

Service Canada collects biometrics in Canada on behalf of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Applicants who receive a biometrics instruction letter can give their biometrics at any of the 58 designated Service Canada locations across the country.

To give biometrics in Canada, applicants will need to book an appointment in advance through an online appointment booking tool at

Applicants, including those in Canada who will be travelling outside the country, can also give their biometrics at a visa application centre (VAC) or an application support center in the United States.

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