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People with expired COPR and PR visas will now be able to Travel to Canada

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 31, Jul 2020

abc The individuals with expired COPR and PR visas are likely to be exempted from the travel restrictions and hence, such people may travel to Canada, as per Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The Canadian government has issued latest instructions for the holders of the COPR and categorized the valid and expired PR holders.

Going forward, the people who have a COPR (Confirmation of Permanent Residence) and Permanent Resident Visa (PRV), however, the documents have now expired will be allowed to travel to Canada.

Different scenarios of COPR

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has revealed different scenarios and guidelines for expired visa holders depending on the fact, whether they are arriving in Canada from the U.S. or any other country.

The individuals from outside of the United States require having acquired their visas on or before March 18 in order to qualify for the new measure. However, the people from the U.S. qualify irrespective of when they received their visa.

The people who wish to live and settle will get the permission to travel to Canada at now, and become the Permanent residents. However, the people who are willing to come to the maple leaf country on a temporary basis and leave are not allowed for the same until they are exempt from the restrictions. As confirmed by the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) earlier, any travel to Canada now need to be non-discretionary.

Find below the different groups and instructions.

Valid COPR and PRV (Travelling from any country other than the US (group 1)

If the COPR and PRV issued to a holder on or before March 18, 2020 and are still valid, the applicant
  • is exempt from the travel restrictions
  • can move to Canada for non-discretionary reasons with the COPR and PRV in order to settle and live in Canada as a PR
  • Must be ready to quarantine for 14 days in Canada
Candidates require confirming the issue date in the Application Details section of their COPR to see if this applies to them. Travelling from the US (group 2) Candidates are allowed to come to Canada from the USA for non-discretionary reasons to settle and live in Canada as a permanent resident if
  • their application was approved
  • they get their COPR and PRV and both are valid
  • they must be ready with a plan to quarantine for 14 days in Canada
Expired COPR and PRV- (Travelling from any country other than the US- group 3)

If the COPR and PRV were issued on or before March 18, 2020 but are now expired, the applicant
  • is exempt from the travel restrictions
  • can travel to Canada for non-discretionary reasons with the COPR and PRV in order to settle and live in Canada as a permanent resident and
  • must be ready with a plan to quarantine for 14 days in Canada
Applicants must check the issue date in the Application Details section of their COPR to see if this applies to them.

Travelling from the US (group 4)

The candidates with expired COPRs can travel to Canada from the US for non-discretionary reasons to settle and live in Canada as a permanent resident if
  • their application was approved
  • they have got their COPR and PRV and
  • ready with a plan quarantine for 14 days in Canada
The PR applicants who have an expired COPR and PRV and who are willing to travel to Canada need to contact IRCC using the Web form. They need to give information on when the COPR expired along with the non-discretionary reason(s) for coming to Canada.

On receipt of the Web Form, the applicant will be directed about the suitable processing network (CN or IN), which will further evaluate them based on the existing eligibility parameters.

These Candidates can arrive in Canada and become a permanent resident now if they plan to live and settle. However, if any candidate is planning to visit temporarily and leaving again, s/he cannot do the same right now except they are exempt from the restrictions.

If you have any queries about this latest Canada immigration update or wish to apply for visa in Canada this year, you may contact us on our Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or send us your enquiries on our email id- info@visasavenue.com.


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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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