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Passport and COPR seized

Navpreet750

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Oct 1, 2019
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Hi I got my visa based on spousal sponsorship but when i landed , the immigration officer seized my passport and COPR saying a work permit had been issued to you 2 years ago but it never happened. It was my 1st time entry and they have asked me to report after 45 days at the airport. My PR application status changed from 'Decision Made' to `In process'.. I can't work or study till then.. I'm worried what will happen..
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
64,537
8,834
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 visa based on spousal sponsorship but when i landed , the immigration officer seized my passport and COPR saying a work permit had been issued to you 2 years ago but it never happened. It was my 1st time entry and they have asked me to report after 45 days at the airport. My PR application status changed from 'Decision Made' to `In process'.. I can't work or study till then.. I'm worried what will happen..
Time to get a good immigration lawyer.
 

Navpreet750

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Oct 1, 2019
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Yes i did go to a lawyer and he will get the details from the embassy as a respresentative in a month. I also realized after landing here that in my COPR last entry date was given as 16/12/2016 but i got my passport in 2017.
The security officers at POE told me that it was a fault by Delhi embassy and they will send urgent mail to them.
Has it ever happened before to anyone??
Thanks
 

Navpreet750

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Oct 1, 2019
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Time to get a good immigration lawyer.
Yes i did go to a lawyer and he will get the details from the embassy as a respresentative in a month. I also realized after landing here that in my COPR last entry date was given as 16/12/2016 but i got my passport in 2017.
The security officers at POE told me that it was a fault by Delhi embassy and they will send urgent mail to them.
Has it ever happened before to anyone??
Thanks
 

Hurlabrick

Champion Member
Sep 4, 2016
2,361
566
Ottawa, ON
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
23-06-2016
AOR Received.
12-07-2016
File Transfer...
23-08-2016
Med's Done....
08-06-2016
Passport Req..
21-12-2016
VISA ISSUED...
24-12-2016
LANDED..........
11-04-2017
Yes i did go to a lawyer and he will get the details from the embassy as a respresentative in a month. I also realized after landing here that in my COPR last entry date was given as 16/12/2016 but i got my passport in 2017.
The security officers at POE told me that it was a fault by Delhi embassy and they will send urgent mail to them.
Has it ever happened before to anyone??
Thanks
So are you saying that you got your CoPR a couple of years ago, but never actually landed and activated PR until AFTER the expiry date on the CoPR??

If so, then they were quite correct to cancel your CoPR as you must land and declare PR BEFORE the expiry date of the CoPR. Very likely you will have to go through your whole PR request process again.
 

Navpreet750

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Oct 1, 2019
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So are you saying that you got your CoPR a couple of years ago, but never actually landed and activated PR until AFTER the expiry date on the CoPR??

If so, then they were quite correct to cancel your CoPR as you must land and declare PR BEFORE the expiry date of the CoPR. Very likely you will have to go through your whole PR request process again.
No it's not like that..
I got my visa and COPR on August 1,2019 and landed on sept 19,2019
At POE officer asked me if that was my 1st time entry and i said yes but he denied saying in COPR original entry and last entry was mentioned as 16/12/2016.
But i landed here for 1st time.. so they seized my passport and COPR and have called me on noveNove 14,2019.
 

Hurlabrick

Champion Member
Sep 4, 2016
2,361
566
Ottawa, ON
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
23-06-2016
AOR Received.
12-07-2016
File Transfer...
23-08-2016
Med's Done....
08-06-2016
Passport Req..
21-12-2016
VISA ISSUED...
24-12-2016
LANDED..........
11-04-2017
No it's not like that..
I got my visa and COPR on August 1,2019 and landed on sept 19,2019
At POE officer asked me if that was my 1st time entry and i said yes but he denied saying in COPR original entry and last entry was mentioned as 16/12/2016.
But i landed here for 1st time.. so they seized my passport and COPR and have called me on noveNove 14,2019.
Ah, I see, OK. Sounds like a huge mix up somewhere.....
 

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
So is it a serious matter?? I'm not allowed to work or study
Until you actually complete the formal "landing" procedure and have the signed COPR in your hands, you are just a "visitor" and have no right to work or study.
 

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
No it's not like that..
I got my visa and COPR on August 1,2019 and landed on sept 19,2019
At POE officer asked me if that was my 1st time entry and i said yes but he denied saying in COPR original entry and last entry was mentioned as 16/12/2016.
But i landed here for 1st time.. so they seized my passport and COPR and have called me on noveNove 14,2019.
It would be better if you used the word "arrived" instead of the word "landed", as this is the cause of some confusion. You only "land" in Canada when you are actually admitted for the first time as a PR.
 

Navpreet750

Member
Oct 1, 2019
12
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It would be better if you used the word "arrived" instead of the word "landed", as this is the cause of some confusion. You only "land" in Canada when you are actually admitted for the first time as a PR.
Thanks but what will happen now ??
Will they depot me ?? Im worried about that
 

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
Thanks but what will happen now ??
Will they depot me ?? Im worried about that
Everything depends on the outcome of the CBSA investigation. It's unlikely that you will be deported but you might be requested to return to your home country to follow up with the issuing visa office.
 

Navpreet750

Member
Oct 1, 2019
12
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Thank you everyone for replying..
I've some questions
Can sponsorship be withdrawn at this stage ??
Or did it all happen because of sponsorship withdrawal complaint ??
If sponsorship had been withdrawn before my arrival, would i be able to enter canada?
 

canuck_in_uk

VIP Member
May 4, 2012
31,633
7,055
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
06/12
Thank you everyone for replying..
I've some questions
Can sponsorship be withdrawn at this stage ??
Or did it all happen because of sponsorship withdrawal complaint ??
If sponsorship had been withdrawn before my arrival, would i be able to enter canada?
A sponsor can withdraw up until a person lands. There was a case on the forum years ago where the applicant was on the plane to Canada to land when the sponsor withdrew.

If your sponsor withdrew, the PR app will be cancelled and you can expect to be told to leave Canada.
 

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
Thank you everyone for replying..
I've some questions
Can sponsorship be withdrawn at this stage ??
Or did it all happen because of sponsorship withdrawal complaint ??
If sponsorship had been withdrawn before my arrival, would i be able to enter canada?
Do you think that this is a possibility? You would certainly have been at least partially aware if this might happen....