What Next After Getting Canada PR? - GetGIS
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- Step-by-step process after receiving Confirmation of Permanent Residency in Canada
- Important Documents When Entering Canada to Complete Your Landing Process
- Canada PR visa is your way to gaining Canadian citizenship
Congratulations on receiving your Canada Permanent Residency. Find out what is the following process to successfully hold your Canada PR card in hand.
So now that you have received your confirmation of permanent residence are you wondering what next after getting Canada PR confirmation, below is the detailed descriptive of step by step process for your final phase of PR journey i.e., receiving your PR card in hand.
Step-by-step process after receiving Confirmation of Permanent Residency in Canada
1. Landing process for new Canada COPR holders
Now that you have received the Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) you would be required to authenticate your presence in the Canadian nation so that your COPR does not expire. Along with the PR holder, all the dependent members (mentioned in the application) need to complete the landing process along with the primary PR holder.
If you are someone already residing in Canada, you can go ahead and confirm your PR approval through the Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) online portal.
2. Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) Validity
The validity of COPR once approved is equivalent to your medical clearance report submitted. For example, if you had your medical tests done in the month of September 2022 then since your medical report clearance report has the validity of one year that is till September 2023 it would be the same as the validity of your confirmation of permanent residence (COPR).
The article brief you about all the medical tests for required for Canadian immigration.
The possibility to extend your COPR validity is highly impossible, except under unusual circumstances so it is crucial to enter Canada before your COPR expires.
*However, if your passport is expiring before September 2023 then your COPR validity is equivalent to the validity of your passport.
3. Time to apply for your first PR card
After landing in Canada and completing the clearances you have officially become a Canadian permanent resident and now you can proceed with applying for your PR card right away. Ensure to fill in your current address in Canada (eCORP portal online) for receiving your PR card which generally takes a time period of 3 months or more.
In case you haven’t rented out a place or are temporarily staying in Canada for the time being your PR card would be sent to your immigration lawyer where you could have it scheduled for in-person pickup once the card is ready.
Meanwhile, if you require to travel outside Canada you would need a PR travel document issued by a Canadian visa office to use in lieu of a PR card when planning your return to Canada.
Important Documents When Entering Canada to Complete Your Landing Process
- Valid passport (should be a regular, private citizen passport)
- All the documents submitted during the application process (can be useful if required)
- Confirmation of permanent residence COPR
- Proof of funds (in case you are carrying more than $10,000 make sure you mention it to the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) officer so that it won’t be fined, worst case your funds could be seized)
*You might have to undergo one more round of questioning clearance to prove that you meet the conditions to enter Canada. The questions would be similar to the time of the visa interview.
* Read the article to learn in detail about all the things you might need to carry when traveling to Canada.
Canada PR visa is your way to gaining Canadian citizenship
Canadian immigration is a dream come true for many. Securing a high CRS score and getting a clearance followed by acceptance for permanent residency in Canada is once-a-lifetime opportunity. Make sure that you do not loose it as a result of minor mistakes.
Once you have completed the landing process and gained your PR card you need to ensure that you stay in the country minimum of 2 years out of the 5-year validity of the PR card to be eligible for applying for citizenship or renewals.
#Note: Candidates qualifying for PR under Provincial Nominee Program might have to oblige to rules as per the provincial government, which may or may not be similar to the Express Entry PR visa.
Interested to know more about how to gain a Canada PR and become a permanent resident in Canada by successfully completing your landing process?
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