On June 14, 2023, the public policy exempting foreign nationals with previous biometrics on file who are applying for permanent residence from the biometrics requirement was lifted, and changes to the GCMS have restored pre-pandemic procedures. Permanent residence applications submitted on or after June 14, 2023 will now be required to submit biometrics as per regular procedures, unless otherwise exempt.
As a result, the program delivery instructions related to the public policy exemption have been removed.
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