Indian applicants of Canada Visa will have to offer biometrics from 31 December 2018. It will be applicable to all those who are applying for Canada PR Visa, Work Visa, Study Visa, and Visitor Visa.
As of now only Schengen Nations, the UK and the US ask biometrics from Indian applicants for Visas.
The official website of the Canadian Government states that “From 31 December 2018 applicants from India will have to offer biometrics. This is for a fresh application for Visitor Visa, Study Visa, Work Visa, and Canada PR Visa.
Collection of biometrics is accepted worldwide as an accurate and reliable tool for ascertaining identity. 70 plus nations across the globe are using biometrics for their immigration programs”.