Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media decentralizes biometric enrollment. A server receives a request to enroll a user for biometric authentication in association with a unique ID, generates an activation code corresponding to the unique ID, and sends the activation code to the user. A user device receives and validates the activation code. If the activation code is valid, the user device is enabled to: capture at least one biometric image, and to send the biometric image to the server. The server receives at least one biometric image from the user device in response to the activation code and extracts features from at least one biometric image to generate a biometric template based upon the extracted features to enroll the user for biometric authentication without requiring the user to visit a central location to provide at least one biometric image.