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Physical verification of documents used for express entry in Canada.

Discussion in 'Permanent Residence in Canada' started by Headwest2019, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Hi all,

    I will land in Toronto for the first time end of this month to become a PR (FSW) and would need a passport, COPR and POF. This I know.

    However, would I also need to show (physically) the documents I uploaded at the time of applying for express entry (ielts, WES, medical, reference letters and all) at the time of landing or later? Do I need to have all these documents with me and would I be asked for them later sometime?

    Anyone who has been through the process and is currently a PR may please answer this question.

    Thank you.
  2. Your Passport, COPR, and POF should be enough but it never hurts to carry additional supporting documents so you are ready if they ask anything additional.


    When you arrive in Canada
    You must have:
    • your valid passport and/or travel documents
      • your passport must be a regular, private citizen passport
      • you can’t immigrate to Canada with a diplomatic, government service or public affairs passport
    • your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and your permanent resident visa (if we gave you one)
    • proof that you have the funds to support yourself and your family after you arrive in Canada
    When you arrive in Canada, you’ll meet an officer from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The officer will:
    • make sure you’re entering Canada before or on the expiry date shown on your COPR
    • make sure that you are the same person who was approved to travel to Canada (we may use your biometrics to do this)
    • ask to see your passport and other travel documents
    • ask you a few questions to make sure you still meet the terms to immigrate to Canada
      • the questions will be similar to the ones you answered when you applied
    To help speed up your entry to Canada, keep your passport and other documents with you at all times. Don’t pack them in your luggage.
  3. Thanks for the information.

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