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Etobicoke Landing Experience March 2019

S1989K

Newbie
Feb 20, 2020
1
1
I am happy to say that as of yesterday I became a PR holder and I thought similarly to all those that have shared their experiences, it is about time for me to share mine.

PR Application & COPR:
I had submitted my PR Application on 2019, Sep 29 and received the "Ready for Visa" email from the following recipient
IRCC.CPCO-FinalRequest-CTDO-DemandeFinale.IRCC@cic.gc.ca on 2020, Jan 16 which initially I thought was a Spam email because CIC always sends emails stating that either there is an update or a message in your account, so I did not expect to receive an email directly, also when checking my account in CIC I noticed there was no change. Nevertheless, after searching online and asking some friends I realized that the email is legit and it is basically asking to submit our passports which we did immediately and once they receive the passports you will receive the email that you CIC account has been updated and it should then show "Approved".

About a week to 10 days later we received our passports along with the COPR documents, which tells you that you have two options:
1. Request an appointment at an IRCC office.
2. Leave the country and re-enter as a landed immigrant.

PR Interview/Appoointment:
Based on the research I had done I was very hesitant to request an appointment because I heard it takes forever. But I am glad that I did. I sent the email on 2020, Feb 5th and received the automatic reply immediately and then a week later on 2020, Feb 12 I received the appointment letter from Etobicoke Landing stating that my interview is for the coming week on 2020, Feb 19.

At the appointment we arrived 5 minutes early for our 3:00 pm appointment and had to wait till 3:30 pm which was not too bad. The clerk basically asked us 2 questions, what was the first date of entry to Canada and what was the last. After that he does some stuff on his computer and then signs the papers and that's it you are all done. Congratulations on becoming a PR.

So all in all if you think about it for my case from the day I submitted my application which was 2019, Sep 29 till 2020, Feb 19 is when I became a PR it is less than 6 months processing and if you take into account another 2-4 weeks to actually receive the PR card even though I don't think that has any effect on anything, you can say in all confidence that the entire process could take up to 6 months.

I hope this was helpful to you guys and I was able to share some of the experiences I went through.
 
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AUserS

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Apr 30, 2019
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I am happy to say that as of yesterday I became a PR holder and I thought similarly to all those that have shared their experiences, it is about time for me to share mine.

PR Application & COPR:
I had submitted my PR Application on 2019, Sep 29 and received the "Ready for Visa" email from the following recipient
IRCC.CPCO-FinalRequest-CTDO-DemandeFinale.IRCC@cic.gc.ca on 2020, Jan 16 which initially I thought was a Spam email because CIC always sends emails stating that either there is an update or a message in your account, so I did not expect to receive an email directly, also when checking my account in CIC I noticed there was no change. Nevertheless, after searching online and asking some friends I realized that the email is legit and it is basically asking to submit our passports which we did immediately and once they receive the passports you will receive the email that you CIC account has been updated and it should then show "Approved".

About a week to 10 days later we received our passports along with the COPR documents, which tells you that you have two options:
1. Request an appointment at an IRCC office.
2. Leave the country and re-enter as a landed immigrant.

PR Interview/Appoointment:
Based on the research I had done I was very hesitant to request an appointment because I heard it takes forever. But I am glad that I did. I sent the email on 2020, Feb 5th and received the automatic reply immediately and then a week later on 2020, Feb 12 I received the appointment letter from Etobicoke Landing stating that my interview is for the coming week on 2020, Feb 19.

At the appointment we arrived 5 minutes early for our 3:00 pm appointment and had to wait till 3:30 pm which was not too bad. The clerk basically asked us 2 questions, what was the first date of entry to Canada and what was the last. After that he does some stuff on his computer and then signs the papers and that's it you are all done. Congratulations on becoming a PR.

So all in all if you think about it for my case from the day I submitted my application which was 2019, Sep 29 till 2020, Feb 19 is when I became a PR it is less than 6 months processing and if you take into account another 2-4 weeks to actually receive the PR card even though I don't think that has any effect on anything, you can say in all confidence that the entire process could take up to 6 months.

I hope this was helpful to you guys and I was able to share some of the experiences I went through.
Thanks for sharing your experience. I also have appointment at 3pm. Did you get chance to get SIN after interview?
 

senhari2005

Star Member
Aug 29, 2019
93
51
Hi Guys, I have a question on COPR expiry date.

Is COPR expiry date the same as Medical expiry and One time visa expiry?

I sent my passport for one-time visa stamping and got to know the details updated in my online profile while waiting for my COPR, would that be ok to send an email for booking appointment in Etobicoke for landing an interview?
 

shirin1313

Member
Jul 5, 2019
13
2
I am happy to say that as of yesterday I became a PR holder and I thought similarly to all those that have shared their experiences, it is about time for me to share mine.

PR Application & COPR:
I had submitted my PR Application on 2019, Sep 29 and received the "Ready for Visa" email from the following recipient
IRCC.CPCO-FinalRequest-CTDO-DemandeFinale.IRCC@cic.gc.ca on 2020, Jan 16 which initially I thought was a Spam email because CIC always sends emails stating that either there is an update or a message in your account, so I did not expect to receive an email directly, also when checking my account in CIC I noticed there was no change. Nevertheless, after searching online and asking some friends I realized that the email is legit and it is basically asking to submit our passports which we did immediately and once they receive the passports you will receive the email that you CIC account has been updated and it should then show "Approved".

About a week to 10 days later we received our passports along with the COPR documents, which tells you that you have two options:
1. Request an appointment at an IRCC office.
2. Leave the country and re-enter as a landed immigrant.

PR Interview/Appoointment:
Based on the research I had done I was very hesitant to request an appointment because I heard it takes forever. But I am glad that I did. I sent the email on 2020, Feb 5th and received the automatic reply immediately and then a week later on 2020, Feb 12 I received the appointment letter from Etobicoke Landing stating that my interview is for the coming week on 2020, Feb 19.

At the appointment we arrived 5 minutes early for our 3:00 pm appointment and had to wait till 3:30 pm which was not too bad. The clerk basically asked us 2 questions, what was the first date of entry to Canada and what was the last. After that he does some stuff on his computer and then signs the papers and that's it you are all done. Congratulations on becoming a PR.

So all in all if you think about it for my case from the day I submitted my application which was 2019, Sep 29 till 2020, Feb 19 is when I became a PR it is less than 6 months processing and if you take into account another 2-4 weeks to actually receive the PR card even though I don't think that has any effect on anything, you can say in all confidence that the entire process could take up to 6 months.

I hope this was helpful to you guys and I was able to share some of the experiences I went through.
Congradulation for becomming a PR of Canada,

I have a question,when we send our passport for visa and corp letter we sent them with 2 pictures, one of which is attached to the Corp letter we recieved.
I take an appointment with Etobicoke office and in the appointment letter they didn't mention to bring my Corp, but the mentioned that I have to bring 2 pictures. Did you take pictured for yojr appointment or is the Corp enough?

Thank you
 

Canadagoose358

Full Member
Jul 5, 2019
27
10
Hi guys,

I am an inland applicant and have received an email today for landing interview at etobicoke with the appointment details. However, on my cic account, it still says 'You do not need an interview. We will send you a message if this changes'

Is this normal? And also please provide details on what questions to expect during the interview.

Thanks
 

senhari2005

Star Member
Aug 29, 2019
93
51
Hi guys,

I am an inland applicant and have received an email today for landing interview at etobicoke with the appointment details. However, on my cic account, it still says 'You do not need an interview. We will send you a message if this changes'

Is this normal? And also please provide details on what questions to expect during the interview.

Thanks
Yes, that's normal per my understanding.

May I know when did you send an email for requesting appointment?

Also, do you mind sharing your COPR expiry date ?
 

Canadagoose358

Full Member
Jul 5, 2019
27
10
Yes, that's normal per my understanding.

May I know when did you send an email for requesting appointment?

Also, do you mind sharing your COPR expiry date ?
Hey,

Thanks for your reply. I did not send any email for appointment. I got an email directly mentioning my interview time and location. I did not receive CoPR or PPR till now.

Thanks
 

senhari2005

Star Member
Aug 29, 2019
93
51
Anyone inland waiting for the landing interview appointment after passport got stamped?

I sent an email on Mar/04 and waiting for a reply.
 

amitpal.gta@gmail.com

Full Member
Dec 23, 2016
42
2
Do they ask for any fee also?i got appointment letter it says pay RPRF fee and bring reciept ?do they as for receipt as i paid RPRF fee at time
Of application
 

senhari2005

Star Member
Aug 29, 2019
93
51
Do they ask for any fee also?i got appointment letter it says pay RPRF fee and bring reciept ?do they as for receipt as i paid RPRF fee at time
Of application
Same for me, but as per my discussion with my friends, if you paid the fees already no need to carry any receipt.

May I know when is your appointment date?
 

Amanpreet k

Newbie
May 11, 2018
5
0
Hi , I got my copr and visa today. Is it ok to go on US border in coming week or there would be any issues because of Coronavirus or should I prefer nearby office for immigration?
 

Preet90

Full Member
Mar 5, 2020
38
11
I have recently been approved permanent residence after my wife sponsered me from Canada. I have booked a direct flight to Vancouver on 21st this month. But the recent announcement by pm of canada had put me in confusion that whether i am still able to travel because in the announcement they specifically told that immediate members of the family are exempt of this ban on border travel
Please help as i only had few days left
 

Ohdontyousee

Star Member
Jun 18, 2019
104
16
Visa Office......
London
Pre-Assessed..
Yes
App. Filed.......
20-6-2019
File Transfer...
12-12-2019
I have recently been approved permanent residence after my wife sponsered me from Canada. I have booked a direct flight to Vancouver on 21st this month. But the recent announcement by pm of canada had put me in confusion that whether i am still able to travel because in the announcement they specifically told that immediate members of the family are exempt of this ban on border travel
Please help as i only had few days left
You have proof of your PR in hand. If you're healthy, you're good to go. They'll do initial screen before you board aircraft
 

Preet90

Full Member
Mar 5, 2020
38
11
You have proof of your PR in hand. If you're healthy, you're good to go. They'll do initial screen before you board aircraft
Yeah i have copr in hand and a passport stamped . I am just afraid that if they send me back.
Just want to confirm if i am allowed to enter canada.