Holders of expired COPR & PR Visa to travel to Canada

Holders of expired COPR & PR Visa to travel to Canada

More reassuring news for the holders of expired Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and Permanent Resident Visa (PR).

With new guidelines issued by Canada’s immigration department, travel restrictions for individuals with expired COPR (Confirmation of Permanent Residence) & PR (Permanent Residence) Visas have been lifted.  If you are an individual who meets the above requirement, then you may travel to Canada as per IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) orders.  

The Canadian Government has announced few instructions for travelers, considering whether they are coming from the USA or any other country.

If you are not from the USA, then you must have received a valid visa on or before March 18 to qualify for the new measures. However, there is no such guideline for the visa holder who is based in the USA.

Please note that the ones who intend to settle in Canada permanently will be allowed to enter the country and become a permanent resident. The ones who intend to travel to Canada temporarily and return will not be allowed unless they are exempted from the travel restrictions, which means the individual needs to prove that he/she is traveling for a non-discretionary reason.

Here’s we look into the points to be considered before heading to Canada:

If you have a valid COPR and PRV and traveling from any country other than the USA, then you will be:

  1. exempted from travel restrictions;
  2. allowed to travel to Canada for non-discretionary reasons with the expired document; and
  3. required to have an acceptable 14-day quarantine plan.

If you have a valid COPR and PRV and traveling from the USA, then you will be:

  1. they received approval for their application;
  2. both their COPR and PRV have been received and are still valid; and
  3. they have an acceptable plan to quarantine for 14 days.

If you have an expired COPR and PRV and traveling from any other country other than the USA, then you will be:

  1. Holders with an expired visa and willing to travel to Canada may contact IRCC via Webform & submit their information i.e. date of COPR expiry and non-discretionary reasons for settling to Canada.
  2. IRCC will generate a receipt of the Webform & navigate you to the respective network (CN or IN), which will evaluate your eligibility parameters for further process.
  3. With the clearance of all the above-mentioned procedure, people can travel to Canada and settle as permanent residents.

If you have an expired COPR and PRV and traveling from the USA, then you will be:

  1. The application was approved;
  2. both their COPR and PRV were received; and
  3. they have an acceptable plan to quarantine for 14 days.

Canada is currently accepting new applications for permanent residence. And with the new guidelines in place, individuals with both valid and expired COPR and PR visas will be allowed to travel. If you have any queries about the recent amendments, please contact us at 1800-419-3242 or email at inquiry@winnyimmigration.com

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