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Place of birth confusion

burakcayir

Star Member
Jun 6, 2010
104
39
Hello,
Guys, I asked the question here but also I called CIC three times and got different answers, so I am totally confused. Let me clarify my case:

In my COPR document, my place of birth is written as
"ABCD/EFGH"
which is truncated (not mistaken, just because of character limit last letter is missing) and normally it should be
"ABCD/EFGHI"
where "ABCD" is name of the city and "EFGHI" is province name.

The problem is, in my passport, my place of birth is written as ABCD (city name only, without province name)

So, in my citizenship application, what should I write? The truncated version, the correct version with province name, or only the city name? Should I explain it in a letter? Application form clearly says write it as shown on your immigration document but I am not sure anymore.
I got all three different answers from three different CIC officers. I don't want to amend my COPR document as it takes more than 6 months.

What do you suggest?
 

sugarhill

Full Member
Mar 3, 2017
28
5
Toronto
Category........
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App. Filed.......
17-02-2010
Doc's Request.
24-03-2010
File Transfer...
30-03-2010
Med's Request
26-06-2012
Med's Done....
11-07-2012
Passport Req..
26-06-2012
VISA ISSUED...
23-01-2013
LANDED..........
17-06-2013
Hello,
Guys, I asked the question here but also I called CIC three times and got different answers, so I am totally confused. Let me clarify my case:

In my COPR document, my place of birth is written as
"ABCD/EFGH"
which is truncated (not mistaken, just because of character limit last letter is missing) and normally it should be
"ABCD/EFGHI"
where "ABCD" is name of the city and "EFGHI" is province name.

The problem is, in my passport, my place of birth is written as ABCD (city name only, without province name)

So, in my citizenship application, what should I write? The truncated version, the correct version with province name, or only the city name? Should I explain it in a letter? Application form clearly says write it as shown on your immigration document but I am not sure anymore.
I got all three different answers from three different CIC officers. I don't want to amend my COPR document as it takes more than 6 months.

What do you suggest?
I would write "ABCD/EFGHI" and include an explanation letter, if i was in your position. Writing truncated version is not correct and should be ruled out of your options.
 

_MK_

Hero Member
Aug 20, 2014
594
49
Category........
Job Offer........
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App. Filed.......
04-01-2016
AOR Received.
09-04-2016
File Transfer...
23-06-2016
Med's Request
18-01-2017
Med's Done....
01-02-2017
Passport Req..
Waiting
VISA ISSUED...
Waiting
Write the full name and let CIC decide what to put in there.
 

alphazip

Champion Member
May 23, 2013
1,305
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Write the full name and let CIC decide what to put in there.
The advice I gave in a previous thread was to write:

"ABCD/EFGHI (truncated to ABCD/EFGH on COPR)"

That covers everything and eliminates the need for a separate letter of explanation.
 

AryaStark

Star Member
Jul 31, 2017
76
19
Hi Guys...

Need some expert advise.

I am from India and my husband has got his PR and is in Canada. He will be starting the spousal sponsorship process soon. From the document checklist, I got to know that it's mandatory to provide Birth Certificate. H/ever, the place of birth in my Birth Certificate shows the Village name, along with District and State in separate line. But the place of birth in my passport shows ONLY the name of the District and State.
Will this cause any problem? Would it be sufficient if I add an LOE just to explain it to CIC folks.

Pls let me know how to go about it.


Thanks!
 

PMM

VIP Member
Jun 30, 2005
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Hi

Hi Guys...

Need some expert advise.

I am from India and my husband has got his PR and is in Canada. He will be starting the spousal sponsorship process soon. From the document checklist, I got to know that it's mandatory to provide Birth Certificate. H/ever, the place of birth in my Birth Certificate shows the Village name, along with District and State in separate line. But the place of birth in my passport shows ONLY the name of the District and State.
Will this cause any problem? Would it be sufficient if I add an LOE just to explain it to CIC folks.

Pls let me know how to go about it.


Thanks!
1. LOE not needed, IRCC is not going to quibble that the village name isn't in your passport.
 

Randhawaupender

Star Member
May 13, 2019
66
57
Hi Guys...

Need some expert advise.

I am from India and my husband has got his PR and is in Canada. He will be starting the spousal sponsorship process soon. From the document checklist, I got to know that it's mandatory to provide Birth Certificate. H/ever, the place of birth in my Birth Certificate shows the Village name, along with District and State in separate line. But the place of birth in my passport shows ONLY the name of the District and State.
Will this cause any problem? Would it be sufficient if I add an LOE just to explain it to CIC folks.

Pls let me know how to go about it.


Thanks!
Hi hope you are fine and doing well
I had a question that i am also in the same problem , so how did your file go?? I too dont have village on my passport