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COPR and coronavirus

Klaverveld

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May 19, 2019
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Hi, just to confirm and for my understanding - the earlier mandate was that those who received the CoPR HAD to land within 60 days of the issuance right?

However, because of COVID, they have changed this rule and the above no longer applies right?

Also, to confirm - will the visa (issued along with the CoPR) be valid for a year from the date of issuance? - meaning that you now have a year from date of issuance to land in Canada?
Normally, your CoPR was valid for 1 year, or until your medicals expires... Whatever comes first.
You should have landed within the validity of your documents. (Not in 60 days)

This didn't change, but now you can only land if you're exempt from travel restrictions, or with an Authorization Letter.... These letters will mostly be valid for 60 days, so with that letter you should land before it expires
 
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sumitkamboj88

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Jun 15, 2019
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does someone know if it is must to show 3-day mandatory hotel stopover booking email confirmation for boarding the flight? I heard that phone lines to book hotels are experiencing very high call volume and it's very tough to get a booking. is there a option to book hotel when we land at airport in Canada?
I am worried about hotel booking as I am travelling this Sunday.
 

BillyWescott

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May 24, 2019
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Hey guys,

Does anyone know what happens if, when asked by them, we tell IRCC we are not ready to travel within the 60 days? Do they permanently close our file?

I quit my job in November but I can't stay without any income forever, so I just accepted a new job. Ideally I'd like to work until July/August and come to Canada in September to go to university there. Do you know of a way to delay one's PR landing?
 

Sam Sh

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Apr 30, 2019
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Hey, were you able to book the hotel for those 3 days? And how have you planned ypur quarantine for the remaining days?
I am flying on mar 16th and had booked airbnb for 14 days, then this 3 days mandatory stay came into the picture and i have now moved my airbnb stay to 3 days later however haven't booked the hotel yet. Not sure, what do i do, as I have tried calling the toll free number and was on hold for hours. I saw it on IRCC website somewhere that some hotels are allowing online booking for this stay however when i visit their site, it shows the regular per night amount. Not sure wot to do.
I will be grateful if anyone can suggest anything here @whyCorona
Thanks
U have enough time to book a hotel don't worry! Almost 2 weeks till 16th!
I gonna stay at my own place. But still gotta go for 3 days of mandatory quarantine.

I was wondering if we have to pay for covid tests ? - I read somewhere: You should pay for the test. But, I don't remember where and when..
So should we pay for this too or as long as we book a hotel we're good to go.
 
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BillyWescott

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May 24, 2019
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hey all, waiting for next updates from IRCC as well. COPR issued before March 2020 and expired in September 2020. Haven't received any update whatsoever from IRCC about our application.

Note that we had reached out to them in June via webform and let them know that we won't be able to travel in September.

Any folks in the same situation?
I'm in the same situation
 

j9lad

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Nov 24, 2017
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Hi all, I'm in a tough situation right now. My CoPR expired last year as I did not travel due to the pandemic. After waiting tirelessly for IRCC's next steps to travel, I decided to not postpone my wedding further, and got married a month ago.

On creating Web Form requests, the responses have been very vague. I was told that they would not be able to add my spouse since my application has already been approved. However, I did interact with a couple of folks who are in a similar situation with an expired CoPR, and were asked to submit documents for the spouse.

Now, I have been asked to add my spouse through the spousal sponsorship program. The thing that makes all of this complicated is, I am yet to complete my landing (with my expired CoPR) to be officially termed as a PR. From what I understand, the spousal sponsorship route requires the primary applicant to be present in Canada.

What options do I have? I would highly appreciate your advice.
 

mrs.Saifee

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Dec 13, 2018
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Hi all, I'm in a tough situation right now. My CoPR expired last year as I did not travel due to the pandemic. After waiting tirelessly for IRCC's next steps to travel, I decided to not postpone my wedding further, and got married a month ago.

On creating Web Form requests, the responses have been very vague. I was told that they would not be able to add my spouse since my application has already been approved. However, I did interact with a couple of folks who are in a similar situation with an expired CoPR, and were asked to submit documents for the spouse.

Now, I have been asked to add my spouse through the spousal sponsorship program. The thing that makes all of this complicated is, I am yet to complete my landing (with my expired CoPR) to be officially termed as a PR. From what I understand, the spousal sponsorship route requires the primary applicant to be present in Canada.

What options do I have? I would highly appreciate your advice.
Did ircc asked you to apply for spousal sponsorship
 

shivathej

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Sep 27, 2020
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Hi everyone,
Any one got a Authorization Letter this week , after the re Medical’s plz share the information. Thank you in advance.
My cause November 18 2020 re Medical’s done till now no update.
 

Manaloto

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Oct 29, 2017
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My vo is manila..
Hi,

same here vo manila. Can you share you timeline in hetring your AL? Meand my family have valid visa copr csq..that will expire on june..we are only waiting for our AL that was sent last jan15....pleaseshare...thanks
 
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Okumeh

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Nov 7, 2019
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Good morning all. I have my COPR and visa.It will expire next month. I want to know
If I need any letter to travel with in case I decide to travel before it expires . Please help explain what I need to do considering the travel restrictions and quarantine.
 

butterflyins

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Nov 17, 2019
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Good morning all. I have my COPR and visa.It will expire next month. I want to know
If I need any letter to travel with in case I decide to travel before it expires . Please help explain what I need to do considering the travel restrictions and quarantine.
If your COPR was issued before 18th March 2020, you're free to travel. Otherwise, you need an authorization letter.
 

butterflyins

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Nov 17, 2019
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can I get AL if I have a job offer please help.
Ideally, your company's immigration lawyers should help you obtain the AL. If they're not able to help, then you can try writing to IRCC. If the job is considered essential, they usually give you an AL. Some people on this thread have been successful with their AL requests.