Where to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics)

Go to the Visa application centre (VAC) nearest you to give your biometrics. The VAC does not have to be in your country. In the United States, you can go to any of 135 Application Support Centers.

Current biometric collection points in the United States and worldwide

New locations will open later in 2018 and 2019.

City Country Website
Abuja Nigeria Nigeria
Rangoon Burma/Myanmar Burma/Myanmar
Medellín Colombia Colombia
Dubai United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Muscat Oman Oman
Doha Qatar Qatar
Tirana Albania Albania
Algiers Algeria Algeria
Buenos Aires Argentina Argentina
Yerevan Armenia Armenia
Perth Australia Australia
Sydney Australia Australia
Vienna Austria Austria
Baku Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Dhaka Bangladesh Bangladesh
Chittagong Bangladesh Bangladesh
Sylhet Bangladesh Bangladesh
La Paz Bolivia Bolivia
Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina
Sao Paulo Brazil Brazil
Brasilia Brazil Brazil
Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil
Sofia Bulgaria Bulgaria
Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
Phnom Penh Cambodia Cambodia
Yaoundé Cameroon Cameroon
Beijing China China
Chongqing China China
Guangzho China China
Shanghai China China
Bogota Colombia Colombia
San Jose Costa Rica Costa Rica
Abidjan Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
Havana Cuba Cuba
Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Quito Ecuador Ecuador
Cairo Egypt Egypt
San Salvador El Salvador El Salvador
Addis Ababa Ethiopia Ethiopia
Suva Fiji Fiji
Paris France France
Tbilisi Georgia Georgia
Düsseldorf Germany Germany
Accra Ghana Ghana
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala
Georgetown Guyana Guyana
Piétonville Haiti Haiti
Tegucigalpa Honduras Honduras
Wan Chai Hong Kong Hong Kong
New Delhi India India
Ahmedabad India India
Chandigarh India India
Jalandhar India India
Mumbai India India
Hyderabad India India
Kolkata India India
Bangalore India India
Chennai India India
Pune India India
Jakarta Indonesia Indonesia
Surabaya Indonesia Indonesia
Tel Aviv Israel Israel
Rome Italy Italy
Kingston Jamaica Jamaica
Montego Bay Jamaica Jamaica
Tokyo Japan Japan
Amman Jordan Jordan
Almaty Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Nairobi Kenya Kenya
Seoul South Korea South Korea
Pristina Kosovo Kosovo
Kuwait City Kuwait Kuwait
Bishkek Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Beirut Lebanon Lebanon
Tripoli Libya Closed
Skopje Macedonia Macedonia
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Malaysia
Bamako Mali Mali
Port Louis Mauritius Mauritius
Mexico Mexico Mexico
Guadalajara Mexico Mexico
Monterrey Mexico Mexico
Chisinau Moldova Moldova
Ulaanbaatar Mongolia Mongolia
Podgorica Montenegro Montenegro
Rabat Morocco Morocco
Kathmandu Nepal Nepal
Auckland New Zealand New Zealand
Managua Nicaragua Nicaragua
Niamey Niger Niger
Lagos Nigeria Nigeria
Islamabad Pakistan Pakistan
Lahore Pakistan Pakistan
Karachi Pakistan Pakistan
Panama City Panama Panama
Asunción Paraguay Paraguay
Lima Peru Peru
Makati city Philippines Philippines
Cebu Philippines Philippines
Warsaw Poland Poland
Bucharest Romania Romania
Moscow Russia Russia
Rostov-on-Don Russia Russia
Novosibirsk Russia Russia
St. Petersburg Russia Russia
Yekaterinburg Russia Russia
Vladivostok Russia Russia
Riyadh Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Al Khobar Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Dakar Senegal Senegal
Belgrade Serbia Serbia
Singapore Singapore Singapore
Pretoria South Africa South Africa
Madrid Spain Spain
Colombo Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Taipei Taiwan Taiwan
Dushanbe Tajikistan Tajikistan
Dar-es-Salam Tanzania Tanzania
Bangkok Thailand Thailand
Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
Tunis Tunisia Tunisia
Istanbul Turkey Turkey
Ankara Turkey Turkey
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
London United Kingdon United Kingdon
Kampala Uganda Uganda
Lviv Ukraine Ukraine
Kyiv Ukraine Ukraine
Los Angeles United States United States
New York United States United States
Alabama United States Alabama
Alaska United States Alaska
Arizona United States Arizona
Arkansas United States Arkansas
California United States California
Colorado United States Colorado
Connecticut United States Connecticut
Delaware United States Delaware
Florida United States Florida
Georgia United States Georgia
Guam Guam Guam
Hawaii United States Hawaii
Idaho United States Idaho
Illinois United States Illinois
Indiana United States Indiana
Iowa United States Iowa
Kansas United States Kansas
Kentucky United States Kentucky
Louisiana United States Louisiana
Maine United States Maine
Maryland United States Maryland
Massachusetts United States Massachusetts
Michigan United States Michigan
Minnesota United States Minnesota
Mississippi United States Mississippi
Missouri United States Missouri
Montana United States Montana
Nebraska United States Nebraska
Nevada United States Nevada
New Hampshire United States New Hampshire
New Jersey United States New Jersey
New Mexico United States New Mexico
New York United States New York
North Carolina United States North Carolina
North Dakota United States North Dakota
Ohio United States Ohio
Oklahoma United States Oklahoma
Oregon United States Oregon
Pennsylvania United States Pennsylvania
Rhode Island United States Rhode Island
Saipan Saipan Saipan
South Carolina United States South Carolina
South Dakota United States South Dakota
Tennessee United States Tennessee
Texas United States Texas
Utah United States Utah
Vermont United States Vermont
Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Virgin Islands
Virginia United States Virginia
Washington United States Washington
Washington D.C. United States Washington D.C.
West Virginia United States West Virginia
Wisconsin United States Wisconsin
Wyoming United States Wyoming
Montevideo Uruguay Uruguay
Caracas Venezuela Venezuela
Hanoi Vietnam Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Vietnam
Harare Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Erbil Iraq Iraq

Other locations with biometric services

The following locations offer biometric services only. In-person help and other Visa Application Centre (VAC) services are not available.

Visa office at the Embassy of Canada in Vienna, Austria

At this visa office, you can provide your biometrics (photograph and fingerprints). In-person help and other VAC services are not available.

Only residents of certain countries can submit an application for:

  • a visitor visa
  • a study permit
  • a work permit
  • travel documents for a permanent resident

Visa office at the Embassy of Canada in Havana, Cuba

At this visa office, you can provide your biometrics (photograph and fingerprints). In-person help and other VAC services are not available.

Only residents of certain countries can submit an application for:

  • a visitor visa
  • a study permit
  • a work permit
  • travel documents for a permanent resident

Visa office at the Embassy of Canada Tel Aviv, Israel

At this visa office, you can provide your biometrics (photograph and fingerprints). In-person help and other VAC services are not available.

Only residents of certain countries can submit an application for:

  • a visitor visa
  • a study permit
  • a work permit
  • travel documents for a permanent resident
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