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Sending passport from USA to Canada

Sai2017

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Hello,

I have received an email to send my passport for visa stamping to Canada. Currently I am living in USA. On the last page of Indian passport it is mentioned that we can not send the passport to any country by Post. It has to in the custody of the holder or a person authorized by the holder.

I have gone through some forums that sending the passport through couriers like Fedex or UPS would be fine as they are not postal srvices and we authorize them to carry the documents. I am not sure whether how much of this argument is valid.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjevYaAkeXWAhVHqFQKHUgQDikQFggoMAA&url=http://www.trackitt.com/canada-discussion-forums/federal-skilled-workers/368776361/sending-indian-passport-outside-the-country-of-residence&usg=AOvVaw1RnPg-Pp9bqfKIgzls0GZh

I have seen many Indians are sending passport to Canada using Fedex or UPS. Could anyone suggest sending the Indian passport to Canada through Fedex is legal or not?

Your response is much appreciated.

Thanks
 
Jun 21, 2017
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Thanks for this.

I missed this post, but followed the same route though with some differences.

I created an online account too, but couldn't create return label due to some reason. It was asking me to fix some error, but wouldn't show what the error was. So I went to FedEx store asking for assistance. They told me that they won't be able create return label from their end.

So I used their self serve station and printed an envelope with Canada in from address and my address in to address. It won't be a return label exactly, but like a label created for shipping from Canada address to US address. I gave my account number for billing. The self serve stations are free of cost if one is using them for FedEx shipments. Even printing is free. So it's better to take advantage of them. Once I fired a print, I called the store staff and they just took control of the process from there. I'm not sure what it even printed in addition to label. The staff was quite proficient in that matter, so he put everything in order for me. He gave a commercial invoice to sign as well, and put everything inside that transparent envelope behind the label.

I then used regular store service (not my account) to ship from US to Canada. I used big FedEx envelope to send and regular sized envelope for return package.

The only thing that upset me is that he charged me $78 for onward shipment. They have some cheaper option too.
He mentioned that he's not seeing any option there apart from international priority. When I was trying to create the label, international priority was only $44. I'm not sure why he didn't get any options with lower shipping price.

Not sure if weight of big envelope along with three passports, and return envelope made any difference to cost as I have thought that if it's FedEx envelope, it's flat price.
I have a question on this - Does the package from CPC needs to picked up by fedex or does the CPC drop it off to a fedex location?

Regards
-harman
 

DEEPCUR

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I have a question on this - Does the package from CPC needs to picked up by fedex or does the CPC drop it off to a fedex location?

Regards
-harman
I am not very sure if they drop the packets somewhere or if they have a post box in their office complex. You need not worry about that. You can just give same address (to which you are sending) in from for return envelope. They will take care of return posting.
 

keyur sharma

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Hello guys I submitted my passport . I am inland applicant and I submit Annex A as well. But I submitted without barcode on it. Is it going to be an issue??
 

DEEPCUR

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Hello guys I submitted my passport . I am inland applicant and I submit Annex A as well. But I submitted without barcode on it. Is it going to be an issue??
Not sure. May be or may not be. If your application a number is seen, they must be able to link it even without a bar code
 

keyur sharma

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Not sure. May be or may not be. If your application a number is seen, they must be able to link it even without a bar code
Uci and application Number was there just barcode missing
 

APPNOV2014NY

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Guys - What would be the weight ( in lbs) of 2 passports + 2 bubble wrapped envelops? Need this information to feed in Fedex Ship Manager.
 

APPNOV2014NY

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Thanks all. This thread was super helpful.

I went to Fedex website and generated onward and return shipping labels with custom invoice for both sides.
Printed at office, signed onward custom invoice and then went to Fedex store.
Picked up 2 bubble wrapped envelops ( one large and one medium), put signed annex-A+passports+photos+return custom invoice in big envelope and then made my "me-new-here-me-know-nothing-please-help" face and passed on everything to store staff.
Store staff took it from there. Onward envelope had labels+invoices in the pouch and return envelope only had return labels.

Please ensure that you put $1 in all the amounts while filling up Onward and Return shipping details in Shipping Manager.
 
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iPunjabi

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So are you guys still sending your Indian Passport from US to Ottawa using FedEX etc?
 

narendher25

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Hi,

We have Indian passports for me and my wife, but my child has a US passport. I received a request for passports about 15 days ago.

Do I need to send my child passport as well or just a photocopy? Will, sending a US passport through mail going to be any problem at customs on return package?

Any help or personal experience would be of great help.
 

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