Your biometrics appointment with IRCC

After you make your claim, IRCC sends you a date for an appointment to take your fingerprints and photos (14 years of age and older). These are your “biometrics.” The names of the family members who need to go will be on the notice. Be sure to take:

  • Your passport and travel documents (and maybe other identity documents such as birth certificates and driver licenses). IRCC will likely take your original documents. They will give you certified copies of them at your eligibility interview. IRCC will return your original documents to you when you become a permanent resident or prepare to leave Canada.
  • Your Acknowledgement of Claim letter.
  • The appointment notice.
  • Two passport-size photos for any children under 14 years of age.