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Canada – Indian VACs Reopen Biometrics for Work Permit and Study Permit Applicants

Effective January 20, 2021 VAC centers in India are accepting biometric enrollment for applicants who have submitted student and work permit applications. VAC centers had reopened for biometric enrollment in November, but due to large demand were restricting appointments to prioritized categories: family class applicants and those with humanitarian considerations.

This reopening means that the long wait is over for applicants who need to submit their biometrics before they can travel to Canada to work or study. They are now able to contact a VAC nearest them to make an appointment. Applicants are required to bring with them their BIL (Biometrics Instruction Letter), which they receive from Immigration Canada when their application is submitted. For a comprehensive list of available locations, and to book an appointment, please visit the following site:

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