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I got my PR approved and my visa stamped on my passport, am I a PR now? Or should wait the card?

YoussefZaky

Hero Member
Jul 31, 2015
279
10
Hi,

I got my PR application approved and the visa got stamped on my passport.

I heard that I should get my PR card in ~ 45 days.

I wonder if now I am considered as a PR person. For example, if I go to change my SIN to get a new one that doesn't start with the number 9, is it enough to show the visa on my passport? Or I should wait till I get my PR card?

Same thing for my bank accounts, some stuff require that I hold PR, showing my passport visa is enough?

Thank you
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
64,749
8,893
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
Hi,

I got my PR application approved and the visa got stamped on my passport.

I heard that I should get my PR card in ~ 45 days.

I wonder if now I am considered as a PR person. For example, if I go to change my SIN to get a new one that doesn't start with the number 9, is it enough to show the visa on my passport? Or I should wait till I get my PR card?

Same thing for my bank accounts, some stuff require that I hold PR, showing my passport visa is enough?

Thank you
No - you are not a PR. You have to complete landing formalities before you will be a PR.
 

zardoz

VIP Member
Feb 2, 2013
13,344
2,151
Canada
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
16-02-2013
VISA ISSUED...
31-07-2013
LANDED..........
09-11-2013
Which are?

Btw I'm an inland applicant.
Either make an appointment with IRCC via the IRCC’s Call Centre or Webform. Alternatively, depending on where you are, perform the "flagpole" procedure at a nearby land border crossing.