Where to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics)

You can go to one of these official locations to give your biometrics. We encourage you to make an appointment if that’s an option at your location.

  • Visa application centres (VACs) worldwide
    • You can go to any VAC – it doesn’t have to be in your country of residence.
    • VACs also offer other services in local languages.
  • Application Support Centers (ASCs) in the United States
    • You can only go to an ASC if you got a letter from us that tells you to give biometrics.
    • No other services are offered (only biometrics collection).
    • ASCs are also available in some U.S. overseas territories.
  • Temporary locations at certain offices in Europe

Most international students and temporary workers need to give their biometrics at a VAC, ASC or temporary location in Europe.

Only certain applicants can apply for a study or work permit at a Canadian port of entry (POE).

  • If you’re eligible to apply at a Canadian POE as an international student or temporary worker, you can give your biometrics at same time you apply at these POE locations.
    • If you started the application process online, by mail or at a VAC, you can’t finish your application process and give your biometrics at a POE. If you try to do this, you risk being unable to enter Canada.
  • If you’re not eligible, you can’t give your biometrics at a POE.
City Country/territory Website Biometrics
Abidjan Ivory Coast Ivory Coast VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates VACs Make an appointment or walk in 
Abuja Nigeria Nigeria VACs Make an appointment or walk in
Accra Ghana Ghana VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Addis Ababa Ethiopia Ethiopia VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Ahmedabad  India India VACs Walk in only
Albuquerque, New Mexico United States Albuquerque ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Alexandria, Virginia United States Alexandria ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Algiers Algeria Algeria VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Almaty Kazakhstan Kazakhstan VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Amman Jordan Jordan VAC Make an appointment or walk in 
Anchorage, Alaska United States Anchorage ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Ankara Turkey Turkey VACs Make an appointment or walk in 
Asuncion Paraguay Paraguay VAC Walk in only
Athens Greece Greece VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Atlanta, Georgia United States Atlanta ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Auckland New Zealand New Zealand VAC Walk in only
Aurora, Colorado United States Denver ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Austin, Texas United States Austin ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Bakersfield, California United States Bakersfield ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Baku Azerbaijan Azerbaijan VAC Make an appointment or walk in 
Bamako Mali Mali VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Bangalore India India VACs Walk in only
Bangkok Thailand Thailand VAC Walk in only
Barrigada Guam Guam ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Bartlett, Tennessee United States Memphis ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Bedford, New Hampshire United States Manchester ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Beijing China China VACs Walk in only
Beirut Lebanon Lebanon VAC Make an appointment or walk in 
Belgrade Serbia Serbia VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Bellflower, California United States Bellflower ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Berlin Germany Temporary location Make an appointment only
Birmingham, Alabama United States Birmingham ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Bishkek Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Bogota Colombia Colombia VACs Walk in only
Boise, Idaho United States Boise ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Brasilia Brazil Brazil VACs Walk in only
Bronx, New York United States Bronx ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Brooklyn, New York United States Brooklyn ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Bucharest Romania Romania VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Buena Park, California United States Buena Park ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Buenos Aires Argentina Argentina VAC Walk in only
Buffalo, New York United States Buffalo ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Burbank, Illinois United States Chicago-South ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Cairo Egypt Egypt VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Caracas Venezuela  Venezuela VAC Walk in only
Cebu Philippines Philippines VACs Walk in only
Chandigarh India India VACs Walk in only
Charleston, South Carolina United States Charleston, SC ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Charleston, West Virginia United States Charleston, WV ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Charlotte, North Carolina United States Charlotte ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Chatsworth, California United States Chatsworth ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Chengdu China China VACs Walk in only
Chennai  India India VACs Walk in only
Chisinau Moldova Moldova VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Chittagong Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs Walk in only
Chongqing China China VACs Walk in only
Christiansted, St Croix U.S. Virgin Islands St Croix ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Chula Vista, California United States San Diego ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Cincinnati, Ohio United States Cincinnati ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Cleveland, Ohio United States Cleveland ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Colombo Sri Lanka Sri Lanka VAC Walk in only
Conakry Guinea Guinea VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Cranston, Rhode Island United States Providence ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Dakar Senegal Senegal VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Dallas, Texas United States Dallas North ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Dar es Salaam Tanzania Tanzania VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Des Moines, Iowa United States Des Moines ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Desoto, Texas United States Dallas South ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Detroit, Michigan United States Detroit ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Dhaka Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs Walk in only
Doha Qatar Qatar VAC Make an appointment or walk in 
Dover, Delaware United States Dover ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Dubai United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates VACs Make an appointment or walk in 
Dublin Ireland Temporary location Make an appointment only
Duluth, Minnesota United States Duluth ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Dushanbe Tajikistan Tajikistan VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Dusseldorf Germany Germany VAC Make an appointment or walk in
East Hartford, Connecticut United States Hartford ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
El Centro, California United States Imperial ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
El Paso, Texas United States El Paso ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Elizabeth, New Jersey United States Elizabeth ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Erbil Iraq Iraq VAC Make an appointment or walk in 
Fargo, North Dakota United States Fargo ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Fort Myers, Florida United States Fort Myers ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Fort Smith, Arkansas United States Fort Smith ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Fort Worth, Texas United States Fort Worth ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Fresno, California United States Fresno ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Garapan, Saipan  Nothern Mariana Islands Saipan ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Gardena, California United States Gardena ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Georgetown Guyana Guyana VAC Walk in only
Grand Junction, Colorado United States Grand Junction ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Greer, South Carolina United States Greer ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Guangzhou China China VACs Walk in only
Guatemala City Guatemala Guatemala VAC Walk in only
Hackensack, New Jersey United States Hackensack ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Hangzhou China China VACs Walk in only
Hanoi Vietnam Vietnam VAC Walk in only
Harare Zimbabwe Zimbabwe VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Harlingen, Texas United States Harlingen ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Havana Cuba Havana visa office Walk in only
Helena, Montana United States Helena ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Hialeah, Florida United States Hialeah ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Hicksville, New York United States Hicksville ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Vietnam VAC Walk in only
Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong VAC Walk in only
Honolulu, Hawaii United States Honolulu ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Houston, Texas United States Houston Northwest ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Houston, Texas United States Houston Southeast ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Hyderabad  India India VACs Walk in only
Idaho Falls, Idaho United States Idaho Falls ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Indianapolis, Indiana United States Indianapolis ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Islamabad Pakistan Pakistan VACs Walk in only
Istanbul Turkey Turkey VACs Make an appointment or walk in 
Jackson, Mississippi United States Jackson ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Jacksonville, Florida United States Jacksonville ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Jakarta Indonesia Indonesia VACs Walk in only
Jalandhar India India VACs Walk in only
Jamaica, New York United States Queens/Jamaica ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Jeddah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs Make an appointment or walk in 
Jinan China China VACs Walk in only
Kampala Uganda Uganda VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Kansas City, Missouri United States Kansas City ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Karachi Pakistan Pakistan VACs Walk in only
Kathmandu Nepal Nepal VAC Walk in only
Kentwood, Michigan United States Grand Rapids  ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Al Khobar Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs Make an appointment or walk in 
Kyiv Ukraine Ukraine VACs Make an appointment or walk in
Kigali Rwanda Rwanda VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Kingston Jamaica Jamaica VACs Walk in only
Kinshasa  Democratic Rep. of Congo Democratic Rep. of Congo VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Kolkata  India India VACs Walk in only
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Malaysia VAC Walk in only
Kunming China China VACs Walk in only
Kuwait City Kuwait Kuwait VAC Make an appointment or walk in 
La Paz Bolivia  Bolivia VAC Walk in only
Lagos Nigeria Nigeria VACs Make an appointment or walk in
Lahore Pakistan Pakistan VACs Walk in only
Laredo, Texas United States Laredo ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Las Vegas, Nevada United States Las Vegas ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Latham, New York United States Albany ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Lawrence, Massachusetts United States Lawrence ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Lima Peru Peru VAC Walk in only
London United Kingdom United Kingdom VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Long Island City, New York United States Long Island City ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Los Angeles  United States United States VACs Walk in only
Los Angeles, California United States La Brea ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Los Angeles, California United States Wilshire ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Louisville, Kentucky United States Louisville ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Lubbock, Texas United States Lubbock ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Lviv Ukraine Ukraine VACs Make an appointment or walk in
Lyon France Temporary location Make an appointment or walk in
Madrid Spain Spain VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Managua Nicaragua Nicaragua VAC Walk in only
Manila Philippines Philippines VACs Walk in only
McAllen, Texas United States McAllen ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Medellin Colombia Colombia VACs Walk in only
Mexico City Mexico Mexico VAC Walk in only
Miami, Florida United States Kendall ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Miami, Florida United States Miami ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Michigan City, Indiana United States Michigan City ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States Milwaukee ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Modesto, California United States Modesto ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Montego Bay Jamaica Jamaica VAC Walk in only
Montevideo Uruguay Uruguay VAC Walk in only
Morrisville, North Carolina United States Raleigh ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Moscow Russia Russia VACs Make an appointment or walk in
Mumbai India India VACs Walk in only
Muscat Oman Oman VAC Make an appointment or walk in 
Nairobi Kenya Kenya VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Nanjing China China VACs Walk in only
Naperville, Illinois United States Naperville ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Nashville, Tennessee United States Nashville ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
New Delhi  India India VACs Walk in only
New Orleans, Louisiana United States New Orleans ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
New York  United States United States VACs Walk in only
New York, New York United States Manhattan ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Niamey Niger Niger VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Norfolk, Virginia United States Norfolk ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Norridge, Illinois United States Norridge ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Oakland Park, Florida United States Oakland Park ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Oakland, California United States Oakland ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma United States Oklahoma City ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Omaha, Nebraska United States Omaha ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Orlando, Florida United States Orlando ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Oslo Norway Temporary location Make an appointment only
Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Burkina Faso VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Oxnard, California United States Oxnard ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Panama City Panama Panama VAC Walk in only
Paris France France VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Perth  Australia Australia VACs Walk in only
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States Center City ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States Philadelphia ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Phnom Penh Cambodia Cambodia VAC Walk in only
Phoenix, Arizona United States Phoenix ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Pikesville, Maryland United States Baltimore ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States Pittsburgh ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Podgorica Montenegro Montenegro VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Pomona, California United States Pomona ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Port Chester, New York United States Port Chester ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Port Louis Mauritius Mauritius VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago VAC Walk in only
Port-au-Prince Haiti Haiti VAC Walk in only
Portland, Oregon United States Portland, OR ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Pretoria South Africa South Africa VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Pristina Kosovo Kosovo VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Pune  India India VACs Walk in only
Quito Ecuador Ecuador VAC Walk in only
Rabat Morocco Morocco VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Rangoon (Yangon) Burma (Myanmar) Burma (Myanmar) VAC Walk in only
Rapid City, South Dakota United States Rapid City ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Reno, Nevada United States Reno ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Revere, Massachusetts United States Boston ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil VACs Walk in only
Riverside, California United States Riverside ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Riyadh Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs Make an appointment or walk in 
Rome Italy Italy VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Saint Petersburg Russia Russia VACs Make an appointment or walk in
Salinas, California  United States Salinas ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Salisbury, Maryland United States Salisbury ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Salt Lake City, Utah United States Salt Lake City ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
San Antonio, Texas United States San Antonio ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
San Francisco, California United States San Francisco ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
San Jose Costa Rica Costa Rica VAC Walk in only
San Juan Puerto Rico San Juan ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
San Marcos, California United States San Marcos ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
San Salvador El Salvador El Salvador VAC Walk in only
Santa Clara, California United States San Jose ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Santa Rosa, California United States Santa Rosa ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic  Dominican Republic VAC Walk in only
Sao Paulo Brazil Brazil VACs Walk in only
Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Seattle, Washington United States Seattle ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Seoul South Korea South Korea VAC Walk in only
Shanghai China China VACs Walk in only
Shenyang China China VACs Walk in only
Singapore Singapore Singapore VAC Walk in only
Sioux Falls, South Dakota United States Sioux Falls ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Skopje Macedonia  Macedonia VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Sofia Bulgaria Bulgaria VAC Make an appointment or walk in
South El Monte, California United States El Monte ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
South Portland, Maine United States Portland, ME ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Spokane, Washington United States Spokane ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
St Albans, Vermont United States St Albans ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
St Louis, Missouri United States St Louis ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
St Paul, Minnesota United States St Paul ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
St Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands St Thomas ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Stockholm Sweden Sweden VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Sugar Land, Texas United States Houston Southwest ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Surabaya Indonesia Indonesia VACs Walk in only
Suva Fiji Fiji VAC Walk in only
Sydney Australia Australia VACs Walk in only
Sylhet Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs Walk in only
Syracuse, New York United States Syracuse ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Taipei Taiwan Taiwan VAC Walk in only
Tampa, Florida United States Tampa ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Tbilisi Georgia Georgia VAC Make an appointment or walk in 
Tegucigalpa Honduras Honduras VAC Walk in only
Tel Aviv Israel Tel Aviv visa office Walk in only
Tirana Albania Albania VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Tokyo Japan Japan VAC Walk in only
Tucson, Arizona United States Tucson ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Tunis Tunisia Tunisia VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Tustin, California United States Tustin ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Ulaanbaatar Mongolia Mongolia VAC Walk in only
Vienna Austria Temporary location Make an appointment only
Vladivostok Russia Russia VACs Make an appointment or walk in
Warsaw Poland Poland VAC Make an appointment or walk in
Waukegan, Illinois United States Waukegan ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
West Palm Beach, Florida United States West Palm Beach ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
West Sacramento, California United States Sacramento ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Westerville, Ohio United States Columbus ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Wheaton, Maryland United States Glenmont ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Wichita, Kansas United States Wichita ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Wuhan China China VACs Walk in only
Yakima, Washington United States Yakima ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Yaoundé Cameroon Cameroon VACs Make an appointment or walk in
Yerevan Armenia Armenia VAC Make an appointment or walk in
York, Pennsylvania United States York ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
Yuma, Arizona United States Yuma ASC Walk in only (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 
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