Who needs to give their fingerprints and photo

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Who needs to give their fingerprints and photo (biometrics)

Unless you’re exempt, you need to give biometrics when you apply for

Temporary resident applicants

If you’ve given your biometrics before

If you’d like a visa or permit for longer than your current biometrics are valid for, you can choose to give your biometrics again, even if they’re still valid.

Learn how to give your biometrics voluntarily.

Foreign nationals applying with a travel document that’s not a passport

You need to give your biometrics, regardless of the country of issue, if you’re applying with one of the following:

Who’s exempt from giving their biometrics

You don’t need to give your biometrics if you’re

How we assess the age of the applicant

We use the age you were when you submitted your application. If your child was 13 or under when you submitted the application, the child doesn’t need to give biometrics. If you were 79 or younger on the date you submitted your application, and you are now 80, you must give your biometrics.

If you’re not sure whether you need to give your biometrics

You can answer a few questions to find out if you need to give biometrics.

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