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COPR and coronavirus

crackMBA

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Mar 2, 2015
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Yes, this is good news. Expired CoPR holders need to raise Ready to Travel webform with supporting documents which should convince officer that they are travelling there permanently. Need to make sure if they can book flight tickets.
Thanks I read the conditions later on. It a second verification for us.
 

asohal1327

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Jun 4, 2020
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Its good to take any insurance. Just make sure it covers everything.
I think it would be better to take insurance from Canada based providers. They might be bit expensive but they are more likely to process the claims than indian insurance provides. I would take insurance from indian company for travel abroad only if I just want to fulfill legal requirements of having an insurance. But if I'm looking for actually security and peace of mind. I'll opt an insurance provider has local presence in the destination country as they'll have more cashless hospitals/GP's in network and are more likely to honor insurance claims.
 

asohal1327

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Jun 4, 2020
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If the words on their website are to be interpreted as is, then indeed, all expired CoPR holders who had it issued before 18th March can travel to Canada. But I would raise a web form and double check just to be sure.
this page is for guidance of immigration officers. So, I think they still need to provide ETA to enable us to travel with expired documents.
 

whyCorona

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Mar 17, 2020
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So you would you be waiting for electronic authorisation from NDVO and then raise web form .
The updated instructions on IRCC website holds good for those who are living where international flights are operational e.g. EU. For India, we are still not sure when international flights gonna resume. What you are gonna propose for flight in your "Ready to travel" webform?

I am waiting for email from NDVO with instructions or international flight resumption to raise webform.
 
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RT8

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Hey,

I read it. Just making sure. That means expired COPR holders can travel without restrictions? Am I getting too excited?
@whyCorona @Canaspirant xyz @Peaceonly Please help!!

  1. Raise webform and show proof/ willingness to settle permanently
  2. Even if you do point 1 , your reason needs to be compelling. There’s a list of what they consider compelling , if you don’t fit any of those then it’s up to the officer to decide.
  3. Also your country should not have any exit limitation ( If you live in India, Vande Bharat is the only way out. They may not consider that limiting but the truth is even if they don’t think so, it’s difficult if not impossible to book a VB flight)


All in all , stay put, try to stay sane, wait for next summer when things are hopefully better and then ask for an extension.

However , If you’ve got enough funds to last you through the winter and a very difficult job market then go for it.
 
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I'm a little confusing, is that mean everyone with expired COPR can raise the ready to travel webform or only those who have COPR originally issued before 3/18 can raise the form.

I have COPR issued on 3/23, expired 5/22, can I send the webform?
 

PavD

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May 20, 2013
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Hi ,I raised a ready to travel webform on 20th July with all the supporting docs and plans.Should I raise another webform now as per these new set of instructions from IRCC that are updated today ?Any advice will be much appreciated.Thanks!
 

tjhunt

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Feb 27, 2018
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Minneapolis
NOC Code......
2171
App. Filed.......
20-04-2018
Nomination.....
30-01-2019
AOR Received.
13-03-2019
My COPR is expiring on August 12th, does this mean I don't have to let them know that I am unwilling to travel currently? Or do we still let them know before expiration?
 

DIJ2

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Mar 21, 2020
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Need help with a question-

I'm driving to Canada from U.S. on Tuesday to move permanently with my COPR document. I need a SIN number asap because my employer in Canada needs it. What's the earliest I can get it?
As far as I know, I will have to quarantine for 14 days, go to SIN office on 15th day and get the number instantly. Please correct me if I am wrong.

I saw an option to apply online as well, which I can do even during quarantine? Is that possible for COPR stamped holders? How long will I have to wait if I apply online to get the SIN number?

Thank you!
 

y2kunal

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Jul 3, 2018
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  1. Raise webform and show proof/ willingness to settle permanently
  2. Even if you do point 1 , your reason needs to be compelling. There’s a list of what they consider compelling , if you don’t fit any of those then it’s up to the officer to decide.
  3. Also your country should not have any exit limitation ( If you live in India, Vande Bharat is the only way out. They may not consider that limiting but the truth is even if they don’t think so, it’s difficult if not impossible to book a VB flight)


All in all , stay put, try to stay sane, wait for next summer when things are hopefully better and then ask for an extension.

However , If you’ve got enough funds to last you through the winter and a very difficult job market then go for it.
That is precisely what I'm thinking - why would people actually prefer to travel now when it is much riskier, expensive and an uphill battle - all this while when even the Canadian government isn't sure on how or when to allow people in that group. My COPR will be no be valid post first week of August and I can't find a flight on VB. There isn't any other way to get to Canada nor am I sure of what to do there now with the SIN and PR card processing time delayed like never before. Not mention the slump in job market. Even for somebody who is unemployed in their home country - how is it easier or economically viable to be unemployed abroad unless they truly believe the job market (which even otherwise has a reputation "Canadian experience") in Canada will treat them better. Of course lack of clarity and fear of losing out an immigration opportunity does make you think twice but logically speaking I don't know how worth is traveling now especially when they have assured that they won't cancel the visa.
 

Bina5

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Dec 21, 2019
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Hi,

my COPR has expired on april 4th. I am in US and i am not planning to travel to canada as of now. Will softlanding be allowed in any near future or only we need to be moving permanently?? Also if I don’t travel this year at all to canada, will it still be fine?
 
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Devika12

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Mar 20, 2020
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Jalandhar
Category........
STUDY
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New Delhi
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August 6, 2020
Med's Done....
Aug 2, 2020

NehaGupta19

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Apr 30, 2018
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Punjab
Category........
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Visa Office......
Jalandhar
NOC Code......
1111
Thank you for the information.
I have a query.
It mentions to raise a web form to travel with
1. Location and work. I don’t have a job and how anyone can secure a job from their home country and that too without a Canadian experience??
2. Travel plans are highly doubtful in India. The only way out is VBM and if not impossible l, it is quite difficult to book yourself and that too at a very high cost.
What should we do?