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Are you worried about missing the deadline to submit your biometrics?

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Coronavirus

Are you worried about missing the deadline to submit your biometrics?

Missed Biometrics Appointments | Deadline Extended

All biometrics appointments in Canada and the United States (Application Support Center) are cancelled until further notice.

If you received a biometrics instruction letter as part of an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) immigration application, and have not been able to give your biometrics yet due to Special Immigration Procedures Due to Coronavirus / COVID-19, IRCC is now automatically giving you 90 days from the date on the letter (instead of 30) to give your biometrics:

    • The 30-day timeline indicated in your biometrics instruction letter is automatically extended to 90 days.
    • You don’t have to contact IRCC or your immigration attorney to get this extension.
    • You need to schedule a new biometrics appointment when service centers start collecting biometrics again.
    • You do not need a new biometrics instruction letter to schedule a future appointment.

For more information, visit the IRCC website.

Watch: Canada's New Biometric Law for Immigration Applications

Do you have questions about immigration? Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law at (403) 452‑9515 or contact@ackahlaw.com.

Learn More: How Canada Uses Biometrics to Make Canadians Safer




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It is hard enough in the normal course of business to obtain permanent resident status in Canada. Imagine the difficulty in gaining that status with a 36 year old developmentally disabled daughter. That was our experience. My husband had been recruited for the C.E.O. position at the Calgary Public Library. Even the process to obtain temporary work permits for all three of our family members took some time and effort. The Ackah Firm was with us every step of the way. They gave us good advice, managed the paperwork and kept my husband’s employer informed. They were also proactive by insisting that we get on with the process of permanent residency in a timely fashion. Again their experience and knowledge paid off. They utilized other legal expertise to make a case that our daughter would not be a burden to the Country or the Province. They were respectful of our point of view that despite her disabilities she had always been an active and engaged member of the community. We were pleased that permanent residence for parents and child came through fully six months before the temporary status expired.

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