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Canadianimmi

Member
May 23, 2019
12
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Absolutely,


a) Did you have a valid UAE residency while checking in?
Yes i did have a valid UAE visa
b) If you did have a valid residency - Did the immigration, document check or check in folks doubt your intention to settle in Canada or bother you with why you had a valid UAE visa while checking in to Canada?
No Immigration did not ask anything at all.
c) Did you have to cancel your UAE residency visa before travelling or boarding to Canada as a COPR?
No, i am here with the intention of a soft landing
d) Did any of the airport folks raise a concern about your travel being non essential OR did Emirates do any kind of check with CBSA or Canadian immigration prior to boarding if you had a valid UAE residency visa?
Prior to boarding Group security was checking documents for Canada. They do not care about the UAE residence visa at that point. The importance was at Canadian documentation.
f) Did you have a one way or two way ticket to Toronto / Canada?
Yes, One way ticket.
g) Do you plan to return to UAE after quarantine? If so how did you manage ICA approval from GDRFA as residents are not allowed to return. Did you have it in advance before you boarded?
I plan on returning to Dubai whenever we do not require the above. For me my work is very flexible and i can do it remotely. Therefore, i came with the intention of being in Canada for at least a couple of months till things get better hopefully.

**** There is a lot of chatter about COPR holders with UAE valid visa not allowed to board as they deem that non essential travel, so I just wanted to get some clarity with people who have traveled from UAE.

I boarded with a valid visa, and no one ... not even the immigration had any issues with that.

Lastly,
h) How is it on the ground in Canada? Is it as bad as they say it is? Congratulations on making it to the other side.
It's absolutely normal here. I haven't been out ofcourse, but i am staying near a busy street and everything is hustlin and bustlin... also, people are maintaining social distance, not all of them are wearing masks though.

hope that helps.

feel free to message anytime.
Thank you so much. It really helps a lot, and I mean for a lot of people. Wish you all the best of luck for your new journey in Canada and congratulations again. @h2o_o2_co2
 

FJK1982

Hero Member
Apr 14, 2020
206
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Absolutely,


a) Did you have a valid UAE residency while checking in?
Yes i did have a valid UAE visa
b) If you did have a valid residency - Did the immigration, document check or check in folks doubt your intention to settle in Canada or bother you with why you had a valid UAE visa while checking in to Canada?
No Immigration did not ask anything at all.
c) Did you have to cancel your UAE residency visa before travelling or boarding to Canada as a COPR?
No, i am here with the intention of a soft landing
d) Did any of the airport folks raise a concern about your travel being non essential OR did Emirates do any kind of check with CBSA or Canadian immigration prior to boarding if you had a valid UAE residency visa?
Prior to boarding Group security was checking documents for Canada. They do not care about the UAE residence visa at that point. The importance was at Canadian documentation.
f) Did you have a one way or two way ticket to Toronto / Canada?
Yes, One way ticket.
g) Do you plan to return to UAE after quarantine? If so how did you manage ICA approval from GDRFA as residents are not allowed to return. Did you have it in advance before you boarded?
I plan on returning to Dubai whenever we do not require the above. For me my work is very flexible and i can do it remotely. Therefore, i came with the intention of being in Canada for at least a couple of months till things get better hopefully.

**** There is a lot of chatter about COPR holders with UAE valid visa not allowed to board as they deem that non essential travel, so I just wanted to get some clarity with people who have traveled from UAE.

I boarded with a valid visa, and no one ... not even the immigration had any issues with that.

Lastly,
h) How is it on the ground in Canada? Is it as bad as they say it is? Congratulations on making it to the other side.
It's absolutely normal here. I haven't been out ofcourse, but i am staying near a busy street and everything is hustlin and bustlin... also, people are maintaining social distance, not all of them are wearing masks though.

hope that helps.

feel free to message anytime.
Thanks Hammad for your detailed response, Shukran
 
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jtsalehi

Newbie
May 17, 2020
1
0
Hello all. I submitted a web form stating that I will not be able to travel before my COPR expires. And below is response I received.

We verified the information you provided; however, it differs from the one we have on file.

In order to better assist you, we invite you to resubmit your request by filling out the IRCC Web form and include the following information:

  • Surname and complete given name (including middle name, if applicable) - exactly as they appear on the passport or identity document,
  • Date of birth (YYYY-MM-DD),
  • Client ID Number, UCI or Application Number,
  • Country of birth,
  • Type of application,
  • Date on which the application was submitted to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada,
  • Mailing method (courier, Canada Post (registered or regular mail), etc.),
    • company used,
    • confirmation no.,
  • Office where the application was submitted (city, country),
  • Receipt number,
  • Current address,
  • Telephone number(s),
  • Email address, and
  • All documents submitted with your previous request.

Just wanted to ask about the points in red. Mailing method for sending my passport? and what receipt number are they asking?
Thank you
 

whyCorona

Champion Member
Mar 17, 2020
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Any help is much appreciated
Frankly speaking, September is too far and there are chances that corona risk would be low at that time. Just assess the situation by mid Aug and if you don't feel safe then raise a webform for your unwillingness to travel. At this moment lot of international flights are grounded anyway but if International flights are resumed by Aug then I don't know if IRCC would consider unwillingness to travel a valid reason for CoPR extension. Just assess the situation till Aug and if its safe to travel then please go ahead with your current CoPR.
 
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whyCorona

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Mar 17, 2020
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Hello all. I submitted a web form stating that I will not be able to travel before my COPR expires. And below is response I received.

We verified the information you provided; however, it differs from the one we have on file.

In order to better assist you, we invite you to resubmit your request by filling out the IRCC Web form and include the following information:

  • Surname and complete given name (including middle name, if applicable) - exactly as they appear on the passport or identity document,
  • Date of birth (YYYY-MM-DD),
  • Client ID Number, UCI or Application Number,
  • Country of birth,
  • Type of application,
  • Date on which the application was submitted to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada,
  • Mailing method (courier, Canada Post (registered or regular mail), etc.),
    • company used,
    • confirmation no.,
  • Office where the application was submitted (city, country),
  • Receipt number,
  • Current address,
  • Telephone number(s),
  • Email address, and
  • All documents submitted with your previous request.

Just wanted to ask about the points in red. Mailing method for sending my passport? and what receipt number are they asking?
Thank you
I think you have provided wrong entries for any of these while raising webform : Name, email address, DOB, UCI, Application Number. Raise the webform again with correct information. IRCC agent is not able to find your PR application with the information you had provided.
 

SithLord

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Aug 18, 2017
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New Zealand has got rid of the virus and Australia will also soon be virus-fee so things are already easing down. Hopefully by September situation should be a lot better and corona risk would be low.
 
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whyCorona

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Mar 17, 2020
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New Zealand has got rid of the virus and Australia will also soon be virus-fee so things are already easing down. Hopefully by September situation should be a lot better and corona risk would be low.
Even virus is under control in Canada and soon they will open up but the job market might take sometime to get back to normal. Experts are saying that different parts of India would see virus peaks at different time. Since things are opening up in India also, I believe we will surely get the answers by July if we have controlled the virus or not. I am favouring that virus will be brought under control by late July or early Aug. Finger crossed.
 

tango94

Newbie
Mar 13, 2020
3
1
Hi,
I'm having valid COPR visa under family class/spousal sponsorship , visa expiring on 24 September, 2020, would like to travel to Canada for permanent settlement on 24 June, 2020 via Air India Vandebharat Mission.
I need confirmation that I can board the flight to Canada as per exemption given by CBSA to the immediate family members. And my COPR is issued before 18 March, 2020.
Anyone who has traveled under spousal sponsorship via vandebharat mission?
 

saad_im

Star Member
Jan 27, 2019
165
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Dubai
Same here. The challenge, would you be allowed to be back without a permit? And if A permit is required, what are the chance you get approved? My current dilemma....
For now, a permit is required to return to the UAE but this rule is temporary. As things return to normal, the ica approval will eventually not be needed.
 
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Maximilian89

Full Member
May 31, 2020
43
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For now, a permit is required to return to the UAE but this rule is temporary. As things return to normal, the ica approval will eventually not be needed.
Yes correct it seems like a temporary arrangement, however, the risk seems to be there especially for cases of soft landing. While leaving the UAE might be easy, I am afraid 3 weeks down the road, when you plan to come back, others get a return priority and things get a bit challenging... I am planning to travel first week of July. My CoPR expires mid of July. Yourself?
 

CountessO

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Oct 28, 2019
119
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Frankly speaking, September is too far and there are chances that corona risk would be low at that time. Just assess the situation by mid Aug and if you don't feel safe then raise a webform for your unwillingness to travel. At this moment lot of international flights are grounded anyway but if International flights are resumed by Aug then I don't know if IRCC would consider unwillingness to travel a valid reason for CoPR extension. Just assess the situation till Aug and if its safe to travel then please go ahead with your current CoPR.
But they had "unwilling" to travel in the mail. That should be a reason.
 

canuck78

VIP Member
Jun 18, 2017
34,502
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Airbnb with private room and private bathroom is sufficient to satisfy them for quarantine? The host also lives in the house but I will not be sharing any facilities with him.
You should not have a shared house. Your situation is likely going to be an issue unless your host is willing to remain at home for 14 days as well.