Visa Application Centres in India will begin to schedule limited biometrics appointments as of November 20 in Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jalandhar, and Bengaluru. Biometric centers reopening will make travel to Canada easier for International students who are already exempted from travel restrictions.
The Canadian government has announced that its Visa Application Centres (VACs) in India will resume services tomorrow, November 20, 2020.
The government stated it would schedule limited biometrics appointments in Delhi, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Bengaluru in a new tweet.
The prioritization will be given to international students and family class Candidates. Reopening biometrics is one of the last major obstacles for India exempt from Canada’s coronavirus travel restrictions.
Though international students were exempt from Canada’s travel restriction since October 20, Indian students who have not presented biometrics previously could not fly to Canada. The same is the case with family class and skilled worker immigrants.
Now that India’s biometric centers are reopening services, those exempt from Canada’s travel limitations will be able to submit their biometrics to fulfill their immigration application processes in support of their future arrival to Canada.
The government also mentioned that it would not accept walk-in clients at VACs. Everyone needs to book appointments in advance, and you can only visit the center at the scheduled time. More appointments will progressively become available each week.
According to the records, Canada welcomed over 85,000 immigrants from India in 2019, one-fourth of the over 341,000 new permanent residents admitted by Canada.
Biometrics are usually needed for international nationals looking to obtain a study permit, work permit, permanent residence visitor visa, refugee or asylum status, or a continuation of their study or work permit.
People Need to submit their fingerprints and photo and also pay a small fee for that. The goal of biometrics is to let Canada confirm foreign travelers’ nationalities when entering the country.
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