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COPR and coronavirus

whyCorona

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Mar 17, 2020
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Question regarding quarantine plan.
My friend has arranged an accomodation for me off kijiji. There is no lease agreement for this room. When the immigration officer asks about quarantine plan at POE, is it sufficient to provide just an address where I will be quarantining, or does there need to be documented proof in the form of a lease or an Airbnb booking?
What about amount paid for the booking either by you or by your friend on your behalf? It can also be used as a proof. Give proof only if officer asks for it.
 
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gamer.nfs

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Jun 5, 2020
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Hi, any idea how much of excess baggage is allowed in domestic flights if we are taking a connecting flight to Delhi for Toronto?
Only Air india connecting flights are allowing to carry hand baggage while other domestic flights are allowing only 1 check-in bag of 20kg (no cabin baggage allowed and only one handbag per person which can fit below the seat) They are not allowing to carry extra baggage also.

When asked why so strict and their response was it's a SOP for domestic flights given by the ministry of Aviation.
 

eris

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Jun 29, 2019
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Hello everyone,

My husband and I flew to Toronto yesterday to get our COPR stamped. Sharing my experience so that everyone who plans to do the same can get some clarity.
The process was fairly simple. We flew through American Airlines and the lady at the Chicago airport did ask us a bunch of questions as to why we were traveling now. So make sure you carry the printouts from the IRCC page where they encourage you to travel if you can and if your COPR was issued before March 18.
Good news is that American Airlines is enforcing social distancing pretty well so it was a small aircraft with handful of passengers who were all seated quite apart. After we landed in Toronto we had to fill a mandatory form stating that we didn't have any COVID symptoms, our quarantine address and other essential details. There is one more officer who looks at your passport and forms before you finally meet the immigration agent who will deal with your stamping.
Ours asked us fairly routine questions. Though we had printed a copy of our proof of funds, pages from IRCC, our AIRBNB booking, and a receipt from Walmart showing we had scheduled a grocery pick-up, she didn't ask for any of those. She did ask how we plan to go about life after the quarantine ends, if we were carrying cash and if we intended to stay in Toronto or move to another province.
You will also need to have the address ready where your PR card will be mailed.
Following this, we met the officers who dealt with our lists of goods to follow. And that's it.
We took a cab to our Bnb from the airport and picked up the groceries on the way.
The officers are generally polite and accommodating so just have your papers right and you should be fine.
Good luck.
Hi and congratulations on completing your landing. Can I ask if you were asked for a Canadian phone number during your landing? I'm trying to figure out if I should arrange for one before landing at Vancouver. Thanks!
 

Bs65

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Only Air india connecting flights are allowing to carry hand baggage while other domestic flights are allowing only 1 check-in bag of 20kg (no cabin baggage allowed and only one handbag per person which can fit below the seat) They are not allowing to carry extra baggage also.

When asked why so strict and their response was it's a SOP for domestic flights given by the ministry of Aviation.
This seems to be becoming a common theme with some airlines as well to in theory to minimise any additional risks on the virus being carried on any additional surfaces carried into the cabin. Whether makes any sense or actually reduces any risks who knows given most of the time you can get the impression governments WW are making things up as they go as they have no real idea either how to manage this.

Always I guess check with airline beforehand as guidelines changing all the time given not good to get to the gate and have to checkin carry on that might contain thinkgs do not want to go in the hold, laptop, camera, medication etc...
 

Gaargi789

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Sep 27, 2019
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Only Air india connecting flights are allowing to carry hand baggage while other domestic flights are allowing only 1 check-in bag of 20kg (no cabin baggage allowed and only one handbag per person which can fit below the seat) They are not allowing to carry extra baggage also.

When asked why so strict and their response was it's a SOP for domestic flights given by the ministry of Aviation.
I called indigo airlines and apparently only 12kgs of extra baggage can be purchased at the counter and hand baggage rules are as you mentioned.
 

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After writing email to extend my VISA, no response, i believe the VAC in Delhi will open on 9th , so lets see what happens!
I dont think they will
 

Sagar_nandal

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Apr 8, 2019
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Hi all... Can anyone suggest if jewelry valuation certificate is still being checked at the immigration counter in covid times.. N is it to be done by government approved jeweller only
 

BS85

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Jun 6, 2020
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I dont think they will
Well i am not in a hurry , because as mentioned going to Canada , with poor job situation not a good idea !! But i am sure in June they will open, because you cannot just sit at home just because of virus , anyways Canada makes money from students and Immigrants, so you can imagine how much easy money they are loosing !!
 

ProjectCanada

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Nov 15, 2018
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Homestly coming to Canada is likely better than staying in Pakistan. Covid is going to be around for the year at least. Hopefully there will be access to a vaccine soooner rather than later but It is unlikely that people will be given unlimited extensions if Canada is not on lockdown and flights are leaving from your home country. Service Canada offices are likely going to be open when you arrive if not open already and the delay should not be a big deal since you already need to remain in quarantine for 14 days. Do you have a job you need to start remotely on day 1? Many people have been able to arrange accommodation and been able to deal with online SIN registration. Lockdown has been eased in Toronto. In terms of picking up your own belongings do you have family members in the area? Do you have your own home or share with extended family? Getting stuff prepared to go to Canada isn’t a big deal since it doesn’t make sense to arrive within more than your luggage allowance or luggage allowance plus a bit more. When does your COPR expire? You will only be granted an extension once your COPR expires. Everyone seems to be getting an extension but think you need to get past the fact that you are going to be able to delay landing until covid is no longer an issue.
Thanks for all that concern, youre absolutely right, I am going to book tickets in the next day or two for the next week.

Plus, a new information has come to light, even if they extend the COPR and give anyone a new visa, the visa will be AFTER 18th March 2020 and anyone with that visa will not be allowed to travel to Canada anyways because only those with visa's before 18th March 2020 are exempt from travel restrictions.

But due to the situation I dont know if i will be able to find a job, if not, then softlanding and will come back after a year or so.
Not sure how softlanding would work because inbound flights to Pakistan are still halted.
 

ProjectCanada

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Nov 15, 2018
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After writing email to extend my VISA, no response, i believe the VAC in Delhi will open on 9th , so lets see what happens!
Even if they give you an extension the visa they give you will have been issued after 18th March 2020 and you will not be able to land as you will not be exempted from the current travel restrictions, so don't make any solid plans for now.

Wait for their response and the situation to change, for now, regrettably, your situation will remain in limbo for sometime so be mentally prepared and don't worry, whenever situation normalizes you would the first ones in the line anyways
 

BS85

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Jun 6, 2020
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Even if they give you an extension the visa they give you will have been issued after 18th March 2020 and you will not be able to land as you will not be exempted from the current travel restrictions, so don't make any solid plans for now.

Wait for their response and the situation to change, for now, regrettably, your situation will remain in limbo for sometime so be mentally prepared and don't worry, whenever situation normalizes you would the first ones in the line anyways
In no hurry , because no Jobs in Canada, many firms are on hiring freeze !! As far as the situation is concerned , i don't see it improving unless you get vaccine shots as cases are just rising !!
 

joyjoyjoy

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Aug 24, 2016
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I raised a web form on 6th May. I’ve not mentioned that in case I will get one flight then I will come within the validity of COPR. I’ve successfully submitted the web form. But on 17th I got one flight and I have not filled another web form stating that I’m coming or please ignore my web form submitted on 6th May.
hi
Please can you advice which header did you use from the web form drop down ?
there is no heading for covid 19 or copr extension .
And did yoy get a response ?
Thanks
 

Itsmsk66

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Dec 27, 2019
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Friends,

My copr expired June 4th. I sent a request before it expired. Ircc replied not to worry and let them know when ready to travel. Now online I see my status changed from approved to pending which I thing is good. I am planning to go in August. Should I start the process now so that I get it in time for august. Also I see lot of questions regarding extension but no real experience from people who got extension. It will be great to share links of people’s experience.