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keisersausey

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Jul 14, 2020
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When it clearly says "travelling directly from the US" this is plain and simple and will not include if you are a foreign national who lands in the US, stays there for a 2-3 days and then decides to move to Canada.

If you have doubts, you can call CBSA or try it out.
Bummer...
Well I am trying to have a friend in Canada call for me and ask. Hopefully he can get clarification for me.
I am a French citizen living in Australia on a temporary visa that ends in June, so it gets pretty urgent for me.... I was hoping that with a visa expiring and a Canadian contract they could let me in, but I need to be sure before I quit everything here, can't really just wing it :)
 

BillyWescott

Hero Member
May 24, 2019
226
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I just received the ready to travel email guys! Y'all should also receive it any time soon. The wording is a bit harsh given the fact that I wasn't able to go to Canada because of IRCC's silence but whatever.

hey, it looks like you received and replied to the email on the same day as i did. my profile has not been updated, neither have i received any email from ircc.

wonder if anyone else is still waiting for a response from ircc after responding to the march 29 "are you still interested in immigrating email?" Anyone??
Just received it minutes ago.
 

canadawaiting

Full Member
Feb 20, 2021
36
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did they ask you for meds or you did an upfront one? Also when did your copr expire? and which VO ?

Frustrating as ive already started planning my move, the last step would be to resign from work but i cannot do that just yet.

Hi @Aliasoufan @$R27 @sh221b @idhar_chicha @BillyWescott

I was given a remedical request on 8th March 2021 and re-did on 9th March. Passed it on 13 march. No update till 5th april [sent so many emails, webforms, raised technical issues etc]

Finally on 5th April, my GC Key account showed that I have passed my remedical and status changed from Action Required to Submitted.


But today, I receive this email :eek::rolleyes:[Pre 18th March COPR and NDVO]

Action required by April 29, 2021: Confirm that you still want to immigrate to Canada
Your permanent resident (PR) visa has expired. If you are still interested in coming to Canada to become a permanent resident, your action is required immediately.
If you do not respond as requested in this letter, your application for permanent residence will remain closed and you will need to re-apply if you wish to immigrate to Canada in the future.
April 19, 2021

Application number: ******

Dear permanent residence applicant:

You are receiving this email because our records at Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) indicate that:

  • Your permanent residence (PR) application was previously approved and is now closed.
  • The issuance date on the Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) document that was sent to you (and your family members, if applicable) was March 18, 2020, or earlier.
  • You (and your family members, if applicable) have not become (a) permanent resident(s) of Canada yet.
  • The validity date on your CoPR(s) (i.e. the date by which you needed to use it to become a permanent resident/to travel to Canada) has passed, meaning your PR visa(s) is/are expired.
  • Any previous immigration medical examination (IME) results for you (and/or your family member(s)) have also expired.
When a PR application is approved, PR visa holders are required to travel to Canada to become permanent residents before the expiry date on the CoPR document. Once a CoPR expires, applicants are normally required to submit a new application if they still want to immigrate to Canada.

However, on an exceptional basis in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, IRCC has made various efforts to assist clients who, due to the pandemic, were not able to use their CoPRs before they expired:

  • Until December 2020, it was possible for clients with expired or expiring CoPRs to contact IRCC to request assistance if they were ready to travel to Canada right away.
  • IRCC may also have contacted you by email already to ask whether you and your dependants were willing and ready to travel to Canada.
  • Where possible, IRCC has re-issued PR visa documents electronically and has sent clients Authorization Letters to facilitate travel with expired documents.
Action needed:
If you and your family members (if applicable) are still interested in immigrating to Canada and you would like us to reopen and reassess your application, please reply to this email at ****** before April 29, 2021 and answer the questions using the response letter template below.
When you reply, DO NOT change the subject line of the e-mail. If you change the subject line, it may take longer to review your reply.
After responding, wait for further instructions from us before redoing your medical examination. We will send you the necessary medical form(s).
Once we have sent you the forms, you will have 30 days to do your medical, advise us by email that it has been done, and provide any requested documents. Please note that the results of your new medical examination will be valid for 12 months.

Important: Do not do an up-front medical examination. Completing a new medical examination before IRCC asks you to will delay processing, and may lead to you spending more money to do a new one later on.

Your Application:
Since your CoPR(s) expired without being used, you do not currently have a valid PR visa and your application for permanent residence is closed.
If you confirm that you are still interested in immigrating to Canada and that you would like your application to be re-assessed, IRCC will do the following on a one-time exceptional basis:

  • Reopen your application and review it to determine whether any additional or updated documents are needed to confirm that you (and your family members, if applicable) still meet the statutory requirements for (a) permanent resident visa(s).
  • Send you new medical forms and instructions, and also a request letter if we require more information or updated documents (e.g. valid passport, updated police certificate(s), updated screening forms).
  • Review your application to confirm whether you still meet the requirements for a PR visa.
  • If you still meet the requirements: re-issue your PR visa(s), which you will need to use before the new expiry date.
 
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Aliasoufan

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Aug 19, 2020
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Hi @Aliasoufan @$R27 @sh221b @idhar_chicha @BillyWescott

I was given a remedical request on 8th March 2021 and re-did on 9th March. Passed it on 13 march. No update till 5th april [sent so many emails, webforms, raised technical issues etc]

Finally on 5th April, my GC Key account showed that I have passed my remedical and status changed from Action Required to Submitted.


But today, I receive this email :eek::rolleyes:[Pre 18th March COPR and NDVO]

Action required by April 29, 2021: Confirm that you still want to immigrate to Canada

April 19, 2021

Application number: ******

Dear permanent residence applicant:

You are receiving this email because our records at Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) indicate that:

  • Your permanent residence (PR) application was previously approved and is now closed.
  • The issuance date on the Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) document that was sent to you (and your family members, if applicable) was March 18, 2020, or earlier.
  • You (and your family members, if applicable) have not become (a) permanent resident(s) of Canada yet.
  • The validity date on your CoPR(s) (i.e. the date by which you needed to use it to become a permanent resident/to travel to Canada) has passed, meaning your PR visa(s) is/are expired.
  • Any previous immigration medical examination (IME) results for you (and/or your family member(s)) have also expired.
When a PR application is approved, PR visa holders are required to travel to Canada to become permanent residents before the expiry date on the CoPR document. Once a CoPR expires, applicants are normally required to submit a new application if they still want to immigrate to Canada.

However, on an exceptional basis in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, IRCC has made various efforts to assist clients who, due to the pandemic, were not able to use their CoPRs before they expired:

  • Until December 2020, it was possible for clients with expired or expiring CoPRs to contact IRCC to request assistance if they were ready to travel to Canada right away.
  • IRCC may also have contacted you by email already to ask whether you and your dependants were willing and ready to travel to Canada.
  • Where possible, IRCC has re-issued PR visa documents electronically and has sent clients Authorization Letters to facilitate travel with expired documents.
Action needed:

Once we have sent you the forms, you will have 30 days to do your medical, advise us by email that it has been done, and provide any requested documents. Please note that the results of your new medical examination will be valid for 12 months.

Important: Do not do an up-front medical examination. Completing a new medical examination before IRCC asks you to will delay processing, and may lead to you spending more money to do a new one later on.

Your Application:

If you confirm that you are still interested in immigrating to Canada and that you would like your application to be re-assessed, IRCC will do the following on a one-time exceptional basis:

  • Reopen your application and review it to determine whether any additional or updated documents are needed to confirm that you (and your family members, if applicable) still meet the statutory requirements for (a) permanent resident visa(s).
  • Send you new medical forms and instructions, and also a request letter if we require more information or updated documents (e.g. valid passport, updated police certificate(s), updated screening forms).
  • Review your application to confirm whether you still meet the requirements for a PR visa.
  • If you still meet the requirements: re-issue your PR visa(s), which you will need to use before the new expiry date.
But you’ve passed your new medical exams.. strange that they are sending this, it is not being coordinated properly. It’s like taking you a step back. Did you write to them saying you already have your meds approved and no further action required as per your account?

this is so confusing, good luck to you.
 
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RKM20

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Apr 23, 2020
12
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Hey guys!

I just logged into my account and my application has changed from Approved to Submitted.

I had received a "Do you still want to immigrate?" email on 30th March, to which I replied the next day.

At this moment, it is still showing "You passed the medical exam" but the rest of fields have reverted to their pre-approval statuses.

It has been almost 3 weeks from me sending a response and IRCC reopening my application, maybe they are going in a random order or processing requests in batches. Hang on guys who haven't yet seen movement!
 

Aliasoufan

Star Member
Aug 19, 2020
122
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Hey guys!

I just logged into my account and my application has changed from Approved to Submitted.

I had received a "Do you still want to immigrate?" email on 30th March, to which I replied the next day.

At this moment, it is still showing "You passed the medical exam" but the rest of fields have reverted to their pre-approval statuses.

It has been almost 3 weeks from me sending a response and IRCC reopening my application, maybe they are going in a random order or processing requests in batches. Hang on guys who haven't yet seen movement!
Are you a pre or post march 18 2020 copr holder?
Good luck hope they get back to you soon!
 
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raaz141083

Full Member
Mar 27, 2019
49
15
Hi All,

Once again I got the "Ready for Visa" mail today.

1st time COPR issued - 15th Mar 2020
COPR expired - Aug, 2020
Long silence , during July 2020 raised webform to inform I can not travel owing to Pandemic.
Dec 17th 2020 - Received 4 point email, to which I didnt reply.
Jan 10th - Received request for Remedical (to be completed in 90 days)
Didn't do it immidiately owing to personal reasons.
Remedical done - 5th Mar
Medical Passed updated on profile - 8th Mar
17th Mar - Received 2 option email (Replied immediately with Option 1)
In between status of application changed to Submitted. (Ofcourse the old COPR and others were already removed)
19th Mar - Got the ready for Visa email.

Can someone guide me , I am currently in Hyderabad,India. Last time I directly went to VFS, but seems this time I will have to do courier and all.

Regards
Pratyush
 
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Aliasoufan

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Aug 19, 2020
122
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Hi All,

Once again I got the "Ready for Visa" mail today.

1st time COPR issued - 15th Mar 2020
COPR expired - Aug, 2020
Long silence , during July 2020 raised webform to inform I can not travel owing to Pandemic.
Dec 17th 2020 - Received 4 point email, to which I didnt reply.
Jan 10th - Received request for Remedical (to be completed in 90 days)
Didn't do it immidiately owing to personal reasons.
Remedical done - 5th Mar
Medical Passed updated on profile - 8th Mar
17th Mar - Received 2 option email (Replied immediately with Option 1)
In between status of application changed to Submitted. (Ofcourse the old COPR and others were already removed)
19th Mar - Got the ready for Visa email.

Can someone guide me , I am currently in Hyderabad,India. Last time I directly went to VFS, but seems this time I will have to do courier and all.

Regards
Pratyush
Congrats thats great news, i believe the instructions are all in the email? Also please can you let us know what was in the 2 options email, i didnt expect them sending another email once you’ve passed your medical exam.

all the best for your landing!
 

raaz141083

Full Member
Mar 27, 2019
49
15
Congrats thats great news, i believe the instructions are all in the email? Also please can you let us know what was in the 2 options email, i didnt expect them sending another email once you’ve passed your medical exam.

all the best for your landing!
Few of us posted it before for your reference:

Option 1: Confirm that you plan to travel to Canada before the validity date above. If you choose
this option, you will be sent a request to submit your passport (which must be valid until at least
the date above) to IRCC for physical reissuance of your CoPR (and your PR visa, if you are a
citizen of a visa required country). Your CoPR will be annotated to indicate that it is a
replacement for a document issued on or before March 18, 2020. If you select this option, you must
use your re-issued CoPR and PR visa before the validity date printed on the new documents expires.
If you do not use them before they expire, you will need to submit a new application if you want to
immigrate to Canada in the future.

Option 2: Do another medical examination. If you select this option, you will be sent a request to
do new medicals (at your own expense) within NINETY (90) calendar days. Your new medicals will be
valid for 12 months from the date of your new examination.
When we receive your updated medical results, we will assess whether any other information needs to
be updated to re-issue your CoPR(s). If you (and your dependants, if applicable) continue to meet
all statutory requirements, we will send you a request to submit your passport(s) for physical
reissuance of your documents, which you will need to use before they expire.
 

Son7515

Newbie
Apr 19, 2021
2
1
Did anyone recieve a 2nd mail from ircc asking if you are ready to travel after you said you weren't ready to travel the first time? How long after the first mail did you recieve the second one?
We had recieved the first mail in December.. we said we wernt ready to because of some complications.. wondering when they will ask again..
 

BillyWescott

Hero Member
May 24, 2019
226
83
Hi @Aliasoufan @$R27 @sh221b @idhar_chicha @BillyWescott

I was given a remedical request on 8th March 2021 and re-did on 9th March. Passed it on 13 march. No update till 5th april [sent so many emails, webforms, raised technical issues etc]

Finally on 5th April, my GC Key account showed that I have passed my remedical and status changed from Action Required to Submitted.


But today, I receive this email :eek::rolleyes:[Pre 18th March COPR and NDVO]

Action required by April 29, 2021: Confirm that you still want to immigrate to Canada

April 19, 2021

Application number: ******

Dear permanent residence applicant:

You are receiving this email because our records at Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) indicate that:

  • Your permanent residence (PR) application was previously approved and is now closed.
  • The issuance date on the Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) document that was sent to you (and your family members, if applicable) was March 18, 2020, or earlier.
  • You (and your family members, if applicable) have not become (a) permanent resident(s) of Canada yet.
  • The validity date on your CoPR(s) (i.e. the date by which you needed to use it to become a permanent resident/to travel to Canada) has passed, meaning your PR visa(s) is/are expired.
  • Any previous immigration medical examination (IME) results for you (and/or your family member(s)) have also expired.
When a PR application is approved, PR visa holders are required to travel to Canada to become permanent residents before the expiry date on the CoPR document. Once a CoPR expires, applicants are normally required to submit a new application if they still want to immigrate to Canada.

However, on an exceptional basis in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, IRCC has made various efforts to assist clients who, due to the pandemic, were not able to use their CoPRs before they expired:

  • Until December 2020, it was possible for clients with expired or expiring CoPRs to contact IRCC to request assistance if they were ready to travel to Canada right away.
  • IRCC may also have contacted you by email already to ask whether you and your dependants were willing and ready to travel to Canada.
  • Where possible, IRCC has re-issued PR visa documents electronically and has sent clients Authorization Letters to facilitate travel with expired documents.
Action needed:

Once we have sent you the forms, you will have 30 days to do your medical, advise us by email that it has been done, and provide any requested documents. Please note that the results of your new medical examination will be valid for 12 months.

Important: Do not do an up-front medical examination. Completing a new medical examination before IRCC asks you to will delay processing, and may lead to you spending more money to do a new one later on.

Your Application:

If you confirm that you are still interested in immigrating to Canada and that you would like your application to be re-assessed, IRCC will do the following on a one-time exceptional basis:

  • Reopen your application and review it to determine whether any additional or updated documents are needed to confirm that you (and your family members, if applicable) still meet the statutory requirements for (a) permanent resident visa(s).
  • Send you new medical forms and instructions, and also a request letter if we require more information or updated documents (e.g. valid passport, updated police certificate(s), updated screening forms).
  • Review your application to confirm whether you still meet the requirements for a PR visa.
  • If you still meet the requirements: re-issue your PR visa(s), which you will need to use before the new expiry date.
At this point, I'd think the safest way to proceed is to follow their instructions and reply to this email stating you are willing to immigrate. At the end of the questionnaire, you can write in bold that you already received the email and redid the medicals as per their own instructions. Hopefully they will see that they duplicated the process for your application and rectify their mistake.
 

Jass88

Full Member
Oct 3, 2019
40
4
I just called ircc regarding extension of copr of my wife. Agent told me that she cannot disclose any information regarding the application of my wife. At last when i asked her about the office she told me that it is rapid response office which is working for travel exemptions and they donot have any specific office. It is more than a year we are waiting. Dont know how they are working, how they are picking up the files. So just we have to wait.
 
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canadawaiting

Full Member
Feb 20, 2021
36
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At this point, I'd think the safest way to proceed is to follow their instructions and reply to this email stating you are willing to immigrate. At the end of the questionnaire, you can write in bold that you already received the email and redid the medicals as per their own instructions. Hopefully they will see that they duplicated the process for your application and rectify their mistake.
@BillyWescott - Thanks Billy - I thought so too and had done exactly that. Its nice to see you recommending exactly the same. Thank!
 

canadawaiting

Full Member
Feb 20, 2021
36
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But you’ve passed your new medical exams.. strange that they are sending this, it is not being coordinated properly. It’s like taking you a step back. Did you write to them saying you already have your meds approved and no further action required as per your account?

this is so confusing, good luck to you.

Bang-on. This essentially proves that they arent really coordinating. I can understand that IRCC is probably inundated with calls emails messages etc.

But its been over one year of COVID ! How can they still be so disorganized and unstructured!

Most organizations and companies have atleast by now, reworked their processes and got their act together.

I dont want to say this, but IRCC probably seems to be really ill-run