Chinese Embassy/Consulates-General in Canada will issue biometrics visas from January 1, 2019

In accordance with China's related laws and based on the principle of reciprocity, the Chinese Embassy as well as the Consulates-General in Canada will entrust the Chinese Visa Application Service Centers to collect the ten fingerprints of all visa applicants including Canadian citizens and issue biometrics visas from January 1st, 2019. Meanwhile, applicants are required to fill in the electronic application forms and make an appointment online in advance.

The biometrics visa is an international trend , and has been rapidly popularized worldwide in recent years. Canada has also started to collect the biometric data(including fingerprints) of the Chinese citizens who apply for Canadian visas in China from December 31st , 2018.

Collecting biometric data is one of the technical means of China to perfect the work of personal information collection from visa applicants. The other visa requirements still remain the same as before. China has spared no efforts in facilitating personnel exchanges with other countries, and welcomes foreigners to visit China with all necessary visa facilitation.