Canada gives more information about visa application changes

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An applicant does not have to go to the Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Trinidad, they can go to the nearest of at least 11 VACs or to any of the 135 U.S. Application Support Centers to provide their biometrics  (fingerprints and a photo) if they apply on or after December 31, 2018.

Applicants applying online or by mail may give their biometrics at any biometrics collection point provided they have a biometrics instruction letter. Applicants applying at a VAC in person for a visa or permit do not need a biometrics instruction letter. They will provide their biometrics at the same time as they submit their application.

Applicants for temporary residence will only need to provide their biometrics once every 10 years to facilitate repeat travels to Canada. Their biometrics may be verified at the port of entry to confirm their identity each time they enter.

Those applying for a visitor visa, or a work or study permit from OECS may submit an application online, by mail, or in person at any of Canada’s Visa Application Centres. An applicant will have to travel to a Canada’s Visa Application Centres or a U.S. Application Service Center to provide their fingerprints and a photo (biometrics) if they apply on or after December 31, 2018.

And here is some additional information you may find useful:

  • On July 31, 2018, nationals from countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East will be required to provide biometrics if they are applying for a visitor visa, a work or study permit, a temporary resident permit, or permanent residence.
  • On December 31, 2018, nationals from countries in Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas (including OECS) will be required to provide biometrics if they are applying for a visitor visa, a work or study permit, a temporary resident permit (except US nationals), or permanent residence.

Some exemptions apply: see: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/campaigns/biometrics/facts.html

  • visa-exempt nationals coming to Canada as tourists who hold a valid Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
  • children under the age of 14
  • applicants over the age of 79
  • heads of state and heads of government
  • cabinet ministers and accredited diplomats of other countries and the United Nations, coming to Canada on official business
  • U.S. visa holders transiting through Canada

Please consult www.canada.ca/biometrics for further information.

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  1. So it was Gaston that cause Canada to impose these reqirements on countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean? Well when he said he is the world boss, he was not joking.

      • At least he is not inept and docile like Lovell and Cort. The latter enriched himself, the former pauperized the country. Gaston have done more for this country in his sleep than those 2 numbskulls did in 10 years combined.

  2. Gaston and his incompetent crew don’t need visas that’s why they say it’s no big deal
    The UAE has visa free access to Canada now so who we go sell passports to now the Russians???

    • That why gaston brown say he don’t see a problem as Canada inpose visa on antigua because he and his government don’t need no visa free access

    • Yes Canada put visa restrictions the moment he started to sell the passport check the pattern every single Caribbean country that had visa free to Canada and now needs a visa is because the government started selling our passports

  3. THANKS GASTON THANKS YOU THE WORLD BOSS PROBABLY THE BEST WORLD LEADER EVER YOU AND TRUMP ARE THD WORLDS GREATEST KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO SIR,KEEP SELLING THE PASSPORTS AND LET YOU AND YOUR MINISTERS ENRICH THEMSELVES,IF THEM SEE A PARCEL OF LAND YOU GUYS JUST BUT IT AND SELL IT TO THE GOVERNMENT NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT SIR……IF THE SCHOOL NEEDS COMPUTER TELL THE MINISTER TO LET HIS FAMILY OPEN UP A SMALL BUSINESS SO THEY CAN PROVIDE IT TO THEM NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT…….USING THE POOR PEOPLE MONEY TO ENRICH YOURSELF IS NOT BAD GOD WOULD NOT SMITE U AT ALL THE SAYING ON TO THE 3RD AND 4TH GENERATION IS FOLICY……SIR AND PLEASE REMEMBER TO INVESTIGATE THE E BOOKS FOR US GASTON AND THE LIBERTA SCHOOL COMPUTER SCANDALS THANKS THE BEST MINISTER

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