Biometrics collection and screening and identity management

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Effective identity management and risk assessment tools, such as biometrics, are critical in combating fraud, managing the movement of people and protecting Canada’s security interests. The following web pages contain key guidelines and procedures for establishing and verifying the identity of applicants.

Biometrics collection and screening

Biometrics, specifically fingerprints, is used to establish the identity of applicants at the time of an application and as a program integrity tool. The following web pages provide context for users to understand the policy, its use and the disclosure rules associated with biometrics at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Learn more.

Identity management

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