Service Canada to offer biometrics scheduling online beginning Monday

Kareem El-Assal
Published: November 28, 2020

Starting Monday November 30, 2020, the Service Canada appointment system for scheduling biometrics appointments will resume service.

This will enable clients of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to book their own biometrics appointments online which should be more efficient.

Service Canada officers began calling IRCC clients to schedule biometrics appointments from mid-September.

However, effective this coming Monday, clients who have not yet been contacted should use the online scheduling tool to book their biometrics appointment, as noted in their biometrics instruction letter.

IRCC says in its news release that clients should book their appointment at the Service Canada office closest to them.

Walk-in service is not available so only those with appointments will be able to submit their biometrics at Service Canada locations.

Applicants for permanent residence who have not submitted biometrics within the last 10 years will need an appointment to meet the biometrics component of their immigration application processing.

IRCC also notes that biometrics exemptions continue to be in effect for temporary residence applicants in Canada, and permanent residence applicants who submited their biometrics in the last 10 years.

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