Approved permanent resident applicants with expired and expiring COPR and permanent resident visa who are outside Canada
You’re exempt from the travel restrictions
, but can’t travel to Canada unless your documents are re-issued, if
- we approved your permanent resident application on or before March 18, 2020, and
- we issued you a confirmation of permanent resident document that is expired or about to expire
We’ll contact you (if we haven’t already) to ask you if you’re able to travel to Canada now, to live and settle here. Once we approve you to come to Canada, we’ll issue you the documents you need to travel.
To avoid delays, we ask that you don’t contact us
via our Web form or through the processing office email. If you already contacted us before December 23, 2020, we’ll look into your request.
If your supporting documents have expired
If any of the below documents have expired, we may need you to give us new ones
- medical exams
- police certificates and
If you need to update these documents, we’ll tell you when we contact you.
If you’re planning on coming temporarily and leaving again, for example, to look for a place to live, you can’t do that right now unless you meet a different travel exemption
- when you arrive, you must have an acceptable plan to quarantine for 14 days in Canada, including how you will get to the place you’re staying
- all family members included in the application should travel to Canada at the same time, if possible
- you should have a confirmed travel plan, or you must be willing to book and confirm travel plans as soon as approved