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Landing without getting SIN

Discussion in 'Permanent Residence in Canada' started by Paean, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Hi, I received my permanent residence visa, while with only two and half months before it expires. As a result, I am planning a soft landing.

    Due to some family reason, I am planning to land on the weekend and return immediately. The PR card will be mailed to address of my relatives. As a result, I will not be able to obtain my SIN after landing.

    I am wondering if obtaining SIN is very important or it is something I can get it later.
  2. You can get the SIN at any time, so perfectly fine to do it on your later landing. You just can't work without it.
  3. You will need to show your PR card when you apply for the SIN if it's more than a year after you land. Up to the first year anniversary, your stamped and signed COPR will be sufficient.
  4. Thanks two of you for responding.

    I am also looking for jobs before we move. At what stage, it might be a problem that I only have the PR card while not the SIN.

  5. #6 kbornani, Oct 31, 2019 at 8:41 PM
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2019

    I am planning to do a soft landing on a weekend at Vancouver around 10 pm (evening).

    Someone planted this idea that immigration counters are closed on the weekends for first time landers with PR. I want to verify if this true?

    Ideally, immigration counters should be open 24*7 but I do not want to risk as I am planning to head back the next day. I will get SIN and other things taken care of later.

    Also, I mentioned Vancouver as my POE. Can I do the landing at Toronto for convenience. Will this create an issue?

  6. If a Port of Entry is open, immigration is open. Only a few POEs in Ontario and Quebec have limited flagpoling for people living in Canada,

    If you were approved through BC PNP, then you should land in BC. If you were not approved through BC PNP, you can land in Toronto.
  7. Great. Thank you for the reply. I was approved through express entry and put Vancouver as the POE option on the online form. It has the same thing mentioned on my visa, hence wanted to be sure.
  8. That's fine. You can land anywhere.

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