Biometrics collection for Ukrainian nationals and their family members (fingerprints and photo)

If you apply for temporary residence from inside Canada, you may need to provide biometrics starting February 23, 2023. You won’t have to pay the biometrics fee if you’re in Canada.

Learn more about biometric requirements for CUAET applicants.

As a Ukrainian national or family member of a Ukrainian national, you’ll need to give your biometrics to travel to Canada if

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Deadline to give your biometrics

As of March 31, 2023, the deadline to give your biometrics will no longer be extended automatically. If you received a biometric instruction letter before this date, you need to make an appointment to give your biometrics as soon as possible. If we don’t have your biometrics, we can’t process your application.

If you’ve decided not to travel to Canada and you’re not planning to provide your biometrics, you can withdraw your application.

After you submit your application, you’ll get a biometric instruction letter. The deadline to give your biometrics is 30 days from the date listed at the top of your letter. You can find the exact date of your deadline in your letter under “Important Information”.

If you can’t give your biometrics on time

If you can’t give your biometrics by the deadline in your instruction letter, use the web form to tell us why you need more time.
Make sure you provide details about your situation and why you can’t meet your deadline. For example

Make an appointment to give your biometrics

To make an appointment, follow the instructions in your biometric instruction letter. Make an appointment to give your biometrics as soon as possible, as biometric appointments can fill up quickly.

Documents to bring to your appointment

Make sure to bring


You may not need to give biometrics if, on the day you apply for your visitor visa under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) measures, you

We’ll contact you by email to let you know if this applies to you. In all cases, follow the most recent instructions we’ve sent you.

Find out more about the immigration measures to support Ukrainian nationals and their families.

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