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Officer at landing gave me a copy instead of the original COPR!

winterisnotcoming

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I wonder if there would be any problem in future for not having the original COPR.
Landed in March 2020, the COPR I signed is a photocopy of the original as identified by folks at ICBC. The officer probably mistaken the copy for original while making me sign it, so the sign is original but not the rest of the document. Is there a way to fix it? So far no problem with getting license, SIN, etc, but wondering if it would be an issue later.
Attaching the image of it.

 

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I wonder if there would be any problem in future for not having the original COPR.
Landed in March 2020, the COPR I signed is a photocopy of the original as identified by folks at ICBC. The officer probably mistaken the copy for original while making me sign it, so the sign is original but not the rest of the document. Is there a way to fix it? So far no problem with getting license, SIN, etc, but wondering if it would be an issue later.
Attaching the image of it.

IRCC sends 2 copies of the COPR, generally one with a picture and one without, and both are original. The picture one is kept by CBSA and the other is given back to you. Are you saying CBSA kept both originals, took a copy of one and gave that to you?
 

winterisnotcoming

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Do they give both the papers back? They took both papers, the one with the picture and the otger one, gave back the copy of the one without picture, and made us sign that.
 

canuck_in_uk

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Do they give both the papers back? They took both papers, the one with the picture and the otger one, gave back the copy of the one without picture, and made us sign that.
So they did exactly what they were supposed to do. Took the picture one and gave you the other one. It isn't a photocopy.
 

winterisnotcoming

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The paper is thinner than the original, and as you can see in the image I attached in OP, it has the vertical line marks of the copier machines. I was questioned of the authenticity at two different ICBCs, they had to review it multiple times with lens before approving.
 

canuck_in_uk

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The paper is thinner than the original, and as you can see in the image I attached in OP, it has the vertical line marks of the copier machines. I was questioned of the authenticity at two different ICBCs, they had to review it multiple times with lens before approving.
If you think it's a copy, then contact CBSA and see what they say.