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COPR and coronavirus

dashing_warrior

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Jul 2, 2019
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Folks I landed in Toronto safely on 28th via Qatar airways...and now under quarantine. The whole journey was very smooth..although very tiring. My route was Bom-Del-Doha-Tor.Bombay to Delhi the middle seats were vacant in Vistara. At Delhi airport they will let you wait at the visitors lounge. There were no issues in boarding for copr before March 18. Hammad intl airport had great wifi, so was always connected. Please make sure you get your immigration/landing formalities done properly, as I was let out without copr being stamped, the officer said the passport is enough. I was too tired to concentrate, only to realise it later. Thankfully the IRCC helpline was very supportive and they arranged for a virtual landing by email for me. Thank goodness! Found a prepaid simcard on the airport itself, and a cab outside airport without having the uber app..things are pretty smooth.. This group has been very helpful, thanks to all of you and wish you good luck! Any questions at all please ask away..
Hey, congratulations on your landing and best wishes for your settlement in Canada.

Were you able to get SIN at the airport? Have they re-opened Canada Service desk already?
 

kevglen61

Newbie
Aug 1, 2020
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Dear All,

Thankyou for your inputs and this seems to be a great threat to share experiences. I had my COPR expired on May 20th as was supposed to travel to Canada in April. However, the pandemic disrupted all the travel plans. I am currently working in Dubai and was planning to move to Canada by Feb end. Has anyone written to IRCC asking for an extension to be valid for 6 - 8 months with supporting documents from the company as in acknowledgement of notice period which is valid for 6 months or even without documents? I am unsure what to do at this point and do not prefer to leave to Canada with the family and kids during this period. Any inputs or advice would be appreciated.


Thankyou
 
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bun_b

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Oct 30, 2019
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Hey, congratulations on your landing and best wishes for your settlement in Canada.

Were you able to get SIN at the airport? Have they re-opened Canada Service desk already?
Thank you, no couldn't get it at the airport..it's almost fully closed..there was one Cathay Pacific flight that landed before us, that's all the activity I saw... Looks like I'll have to apply online..
 
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NehaGupta19

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Apr 30, 2018
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Punjab
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Jalandhar
NOC Code......
1111
No, I have NOT raised "ready to travel" form yet. I am waiting for NDVO to open (Visa will be stamped there ) and IRCC to start giving out ETA letters or at least provide some timeline on how fast they will send it on raising "ready to travel" web-form request.

And Yes, IRCC will only provide ETA letters when you raise a "ready to travel" request. They will ask you for some documentation proofs of travel and stay.
OR asses your dedication to permanently move to canada( if you don;t have flight tickets and air bnb booked).

This whole documentation proof is a paradoxical situation with contradictory rules... LOL

You cant book a ticket and air bnb without Visa, CopR , ETA letter. And you cant get visa , eta , copr extension wihthout Air Tickets and Air BNB.

I am in no way going to put in more money in tickets and Air bnb without getting eta and visa. Already lost a lot in MArch Air BNB bookings and insurances i bought. lacs stuck in AI tickets. :rolleyes:
Do we have any idea on when NDVO most likely to open?
 

Kalika18

Full Member
May 18, 2018
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has anyone heard back on this extension point ? I sent a mail asking for an extension got a reply said that are reviewing it , but no further messages.
 

BillyWescott

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May 24, 2019
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has anyone heard back on this extension point ? I sent a mail asking for an extension got a reply said that are reviewing it , but no further messages.
They won't answer. The next step is you sending them a "ready to travel" webform including the relevant supporting documentation.

Check out the covid-19 webpage on IRCC's website for more info.
 

Tangygal27

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Feb 13, 2018
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Guys, ever since this document has come out i've been pulling my hair out. Probably, i am reading too much in between the lines but can anyone please clear my doubt? how do we prove that we intend on staying? the document mentions house lease, job etc how is it possible in this situation to do any of this from India? if getting a job was that easy dn i wouldn't have rattled my brain out on ielts! my copr is expiring on 6th sept and i have been approved before 18th March 2020. Also i'm just not getting any decent flights to fly out.. my tickets have been rescheduled so many times.. would appreciate anyone's inputs. thanks

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/service-delivery/coronavirus/permanent-residence.html
 

whyCorona

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Mar 17, 2020
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Guys, ever since this document has come out i've been pulling my hair out. Probably, i am reading too much in between the lines but can anyone please clear my doubt? how do we prove that we intend on staying? the document mentions house lease, job etc how is it possible in this situation to do any of this from India? if getting a job was that easy dn i wouldn't have rattled my brain out on ielts! my copr is expiring on 6th sept and i have been approved before 18th March 2020. Also i'm just not getting any decent flights to fly out.. my tickets have been rescheduled so many times.. would appreciate anyone's inputs. thanks

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/service-delivery/coronavirus/permanent-residence.html
Nothing concrete can be done from India with respect to spending money on house or Air bnb as you cant bet on flight availability. Air India VB flights are gonna be operating through out Aug and if you are willing to travel to Canada before your CoPR expiry and lucky enough to get a ticket in VB flight then travel without any hesitation. There was 1 seat available on Air India VB flight (Delhi to Toronto) for 85k on 28th Aug when I checked yesterday.

If situation demands then your willingness to settle in Canada can be proved by valid POF, your cancelled air tickets & proposed flight plans, your resignation letter of job in India if any, your proposed plan for finding employment in Canada. Its nothing to worry about.
 

Mutha123

Star Member
Sep 13, 2019
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Wow, thats very negligent of them not stamping your CopR.

Did they ask any specific questions regarding your intent to settle permanently? Did you carry any documentation to prove that? What documentation did you have on hand for the process?
Do they stamp? I just got the duly signed copy (without photo) from the officer. Do you mean it? Please clarify.
 

dsr236

Full Member
Jul 24, 2020
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Do they stamp? I just got the duly signed copy (without photo) from the officer. Do you mean it? Please clarify.
I was just responding to him as he described it, I don't really know if they are supposed to sign or stamp the copr. I have yet to make the landing.
 

Mutha123

Star Member
Sep 13, 2019
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Folks I landed in Toronto safely on 28th via Qatar airways...and now under quarantine. The whole journey was very smooth..although very tiring. My route was Bom-Del-Doha-Tor.Bombay to Delhi the middle seats were vacant in Vistara. At Delhi airport they will let you wait at the visitors lounge. There were no issues in boarding for copr before March 18. Hammad intl airport had great wifi, so was always connected. Please make sure you get your immigration/landing formalities done properly, as I was let out without copr being stamped, the officer said the passport is enough. I was too tired to concentrate, only to realise it later. Thankfully the IRCC helpline was very supportive and they arranged for a virtual landing by email for me. Thank goodness! Found a prepaid simcard on the airport itself, and a cab outside airport without having the uber app..things are pretty smooth.. This group has been very helpful, thanks to all of you and wish you good luck! Any questions at all please ask away..
On the website, it says you can apply for SIN online or by mail and it will arrive by mail within 20 business days

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/sin/apply.html
Few Service Canada centres are open now. Post quarantine, you can walk in person and get SIN on the same day provided you already have a job offer and want to join immediately. Otherwise, apply online. To apply online, you need a Canadian address proof under your full name. So, get a SIM under your full name with your interim address either at airport or order it online and get it delivered door step at your quarantine place. (SIM card providers don't ask for address proof give it under whatever address you say). SIM is just one easy option for address proof.
 
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b.namit87

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Oct 18, 2018
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Few Service Canada centres are open now. Post quarantine, you can walk in person and get SIN on the same day provided you already have a job offer and want to join immediately. Otherwise, apply online. To apply online, you need a Canadian address proof under your full name. So, get a SIM under your full name with your interim address either at airport or order it online and get it delivered door step at your quarantine place. (SIM card providers don't ask for address proof give it under whatever address you say). SIM is just one easy option for address proof.
How will I get the address proof from the prepaid SIM then?
 

Mutha123

Star Member
Sep 13, 2019
69
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Folks I landed in Toronto safely on 28th via Qatar airways...and now under quarantine. The whole journey was very smooth..although very tiring. My route was Bom-Del-Doha-Tor.Bombay to Delhi the middle seats were vacant in Vistara. At Delhi airport they will let you wait at the visitors lounge. There were no issues in boarding for copr before March 18. Hammad intl airport had great wifi, so was always connected. Please make sure you get your immigration/landing formalities done properly, as I was let out without copr being stamped, the officer said the passport is enough. I was too tired to concentrate, only to realise it later. Thankfully the IRCC helpline was very supportive and they arranged for a virtual landing by email for me. Thank goodness! Found a prepaid simcard on the airport itself, and a cab outside airport without having the uber app..things are pretty smooth.. This group has been very helpful, thanks to all of you and wish you good luck! Any questions at all please ask away..
Can you please clarify whether CBSA put a stamp on your COPR copy and returned to you or they just signed it? Because , when I landed on 25th July, they just signed it and returned. There was no stamp on it. Thanks
 

whyCorona

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Mar 17, 2020
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Do they stamp? I just got the duly signed copy (without photo) from the officer. Do you mean it? Please clarify.
There are two copies. If applicant's copy does not get stamp then it should not be a big deal other than just an overthinking. Applicant's copy is used just for reference purpose.