August 24 Deadline For Itinerant Biometrics Processing For Canadian Visas

August 15, 2019 in National

Persons who wish to take advantage of the new itinerant biometrics processing for Canadian visas will have to submit applications by August 24.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Mark Brantley recently announced that instead of nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis having to travel to the Canadian Embassy in Barbados or Trinidad for an interview to have their biometric data collected, Canadian officials would be coming to St. Kitts to collect that data.

Nationals and residents are being reminded that biometric processing will only be available to those who have already applied for a visa either online or by mail. The officials will also collect the data for persons who applied for study or work permits and permanent residence.

Once applications have been completed and submitted to the Visa Application Centre applicants will be provided with a biometric invitation letter informing them of the time and location for the appointment.

The Canadian team is expected to meet with applicants on August 29th and 30th from 8am to 12 pm and from 1pm to 5pm at the St. Kitts Marriott resort to undertake the biometric exercise.

Foreign Minister Brantley reminded that visas would not be granted during the visit to St. Kitts, only the collection of biometrics such as photos and fingerprints.