Beginning July 31 Canada Will Use Biometrics to Make Canadians Safer2018-05-09
Beginning July 31. 2018, Canada will require biometrics including fingerprints and a photo for most Canadian immigration applications beginning July 31 for people from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and on December 31, 2018, for applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Biometrics are tools for the measurement of unique physical characteristics such as fingerprints or eye scans and are globally recognized identification and security tools. Biometrics make travel to Canada easier and keep Canadians safer, says IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).
According to immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah,
Biometrics are tools for the measurement of unique physical characteristics such as fingerprints or eye scans and are globally recognized identification and security tools. Canada has been collecting fingerprints since 1993 for refugee applicants for TRVs (Temporary Resident Visas.)
Watch: Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah discusses Canada’s new biometrics requirement for immigration applications:
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