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
- you haven’t given them in the past
- biometrics are required
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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
- tell us the date of your appointment
- upload a screenshot of your appointment confirmation
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
- your biometric instruction letter
- the passport or travel document you used for your application
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
- are 17 years old or younger
- are 61 years old or older
- have been approved for a Canadian visitor visa within the past 10 years
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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