Biometric exemption of temporary residence applicants

On July 23, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) published the full updated instructions on biometrics exemption for applicants applying from within Canada. Under the new public policy, effective July 15, 2020, in-Canada applicants for a study permit, study permit extension, work permit, work permit extension, temporary resident visa, visitor status extension, temporary resident status restoration, and temporary resident permit are exempt from submitting biometrics until the further notice. This policy also applies to foreign nationals with pending applications.

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