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PR - Approved cec - counterfoil with 1 year validity?

Don Quixote

Full Member
Mar 16, 2017
20
2
It might be little late to activate this thread. But wanted to let you know about my case.
1) My EE Profile status was in Med Passed.
2) Got an email from CPC-Ottawa - Ready for Visa
3) Submitted my passports at Visa office (thru VFS) for stamping
4) The day when passports were released after stamping, my application got updated with counterfoil receipts.

Now what next. How will I get CoPR? Seniors pls help
Wait for your passport, you'll get 2 Copies of CoPR along with your passport. 1 of them is the CIC's copy, the other is going to be yours. Don't sign it until you are told so at the border by an agent.
 
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krishnacanada22

Full Member
Jul 7, 2017
26
5
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
NDVO
NOC Code......
2172
Wait for your passport, you'll get 2 Copies of CoPR along with your passport. 1 of them is the CIC's copy, the other is going to be yours. Don't sign it until you are told so at the border by an agent.
Thanks! I received the same as you said. 2 copies of CoPR. Also, there is no photograph on my visa on my passport. Is it normal?
 

angel4life08

Star Member
Oct 4, 2016
114
21
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
NDVO
App. Filed.......
22-12-2016
AOR Received.
Sent on 07-01-2017 SA...............:12-01-2017
File Transfer...
12-01-2017 AOR2...........: 02-02-2017 CSQ Filed....: 18-01-2017 CSQ Received: 05-04-2017
Med's Done....
07-12-2016 upfront - Passed
Interview........
Not Needed Bg Check......: 26-08-2017 DM...............: 29-09-2017
Passport Req..
27-10-2017
VISA ISSUED...
07-11-2017
LANDED..........
17-11-2017
Thanks! I received the same as you said. 2 copies of CoPR. Also, there is no photograph on my visa on my passport. Is it normal?
Hi, how long did it take you to get your passport back after the change of your status on MyCIC???
 

jes_ON

VIP Member
Jun 22, 2009
12,095
1,391
Category........
Visa Office......
New York
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
06-May-2010
AOR Received.
13-Aug-2010
File Transfer...
01-Mar-2011
Passport Req..
30-Jun-2011
VISA ISSUED...
12-Jul-2011 (received 25-Jul-2011)
LANDED..........
03-Sep-2011
Hello,
I have been living in canada for several years and I applied from here. My PR was recently approved. Are you saying after I receive the counterfoil I have to leave canada and enter again in order to activate my coPR?
The "counterfoil" is simply a travel visa that allows you to board a plane to Canada (for citizens of countries who need visas to visit Canada). You do not have PR status until you complete your "landing" and have your COPR validated by a visa officer.

Presently there are 3 ways to do this:
1) Leave Canada and complete your landing at a point of entry when you return. If you fly, you will need that counterfoil visa to return to Canada. You can also land at the border by traveling to the USA and back, or by "flagpoling". There are many threads on flagpoling, you can search that, no need to repeat that here.

2) Make an appointment at an inland office to land. Unless you live in one of the major cities that has one of these offices, you will still have to travel.

3) There is a pilot project to do this by telephone. You don't get to chose this, however - it is by invitation only.
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/pilot-project-confirm-selected-in-canada-permanent-residents-telephone.html
 
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doctor28

Hero Member
Mar 20, 2017
404
70
Visa Office......
CPC OTTAWA
NOC Code......
1211
App. Filed.......
14-03-2017
AOR Received.
14-03-2017
Hi
We got visa valid until November 2018. Out medical expiring on February 6,2018. Do we need to complete landing before medical expiry or the expiry of COPR?
The "counterfoil" is simply a travel visa that allows you to board a plane to Canada (for citizens of countries who need visas to visit Canada). You do not have PR status until you complete your "landing" and have your COPR validated by a visa officer.

Presently there are 3 ways to do this:
1) Leave Canada and complete your landing at a point of entry when you return. If you fly, you will need that counterfoil visa to return to Canada. You can also land at the border by traveling to the USA and back, or by "flagpoling". There are many threads on flagpoling, you can search that, no need to repeat that here.

2) Make an appointment at an inland office to land. Unless you live in one of the major cities that has one of these offices, you will still have to travel.

3) There is a pilot project to do this by telephone. You don't get to chose this, however - it is by invitation only.
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/pilot-project-confirm-selected-in-canada-permanent-residents-telephone.html
 

jes_ON

VIP Member
Jun 22, 2009
12,095
1,391
Category........
Visa Office......
New York
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
06-May-2010
AOR Received.
13-Aug-2010
File Transfer...
01-Mar-2011
Passport Req..
30-Jun-2011
VISA ISSUED...
12-Jul-2011 (received 25-Jul-2011)
LANDED..........
03-Sep-2011
Hi
We got visa valid until November 2018. Out medical expiring on February 6,2018. Do we need to complete landing before medical expiry or the expiry of COPR?
COPR.
 

Simp

Hero Member
Nov 6, 2010
424
11
Toronto
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Hi,

If anyone has idea or can check if the number on counterfoil visa and Copr document are different.My father has both numbers same but my mother has different number on counterfoil and different on COPR ?

Any thoughts plz

S
 

sidd200970

Full Member
Jul 4, 2014
29
1
ONTARIO
Category........
CEC
NOC Code......
2233
Hey I saw same status today, but didnt received an email yet, but this cleared my doubts ! thanks
 

Samir1308

Newbie
Mar 9, 2018
8
0
Hi My canada visit visa is inactive due to change of circumtances.. I came from Uk with indian passport to visit canada but somebody did complain to cic about my visa.. cic did email to me that my visa is inactive and I need to come back uk for the interview but I cant go back to uk cauz of my uk visa is expired.. so what i do now? Do i need to leave canada ? Do cic gona ban me?
 

max15

Newbie
May 28, 2014
8
0
It might be little late to activate this thread. But wanted to let you know about my case.
1) My EE Profile status was in Med Passed.
2) Got an email from CPC-Ottawa - Ready for Visa
3) Submitted my passports at Visa office (thru VFS) for stamping
4) The day when passports were released after stamping, my application got updated with counterfoil receipts.

Now what next. How will I get CoPR? Seniors pls help

I'd suggest submitting a request on the following link. You should get a response within 10 business days. I submitted a query on Mar 9th and got a confirmation on Mar 14th, 2018.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/web-form.asp
 

gaganp015

Newbie
Apr 5, 2018
1
0
The "counterfoil" is simply a travel visa that allows you to board a plane to Canada (for citizens of countries who need visas to visit Canada). You do not have PR status until you complete your "landing" and have your COPR validated by a visa officer.
Hello team,

This conversation is very helpful. Thank you very much. Yesterday, I received an update on my CIC application that "Your application was approved. Check your messages below for details". However, there was no message in inbox. I have already sent my passport to Ottawa office. Therefore, I am expecting it to be returned with 2 COPR copies in couple of days.

My questions is: I have recently received a immigrant visa for US as well. Therefore, I need to enter in US along with my family (as I was dependent in the US application - but that is a different scenario). I am planning to return back to India in few days, enter in US with family and then arrive back to Canada to complete the flagpole procedure at Canada border for confirmation of PR. When I return back at the border, I may not have any WP status in Canada (as I am going to leave my job before I go to India - and I am on a close WP currently.).

Will that (not having any WP status in Canada) cause any problem while I am returning back to Canada for the confirmation of my PR??

My assumption is that WP should not matter after you receive the Canada Immigrant visa stamp on passport. But that is just an assumption.
Thank you in advance for your time.
 

lamiyarakib

Full Member
May 7, 2018
45
7
i have sent my passport to singapore office... its been almost 2 weeks but no update status in gckey yet.......

my spouse has sponsored me on spousal sponsorship