This article will help you to plan better for some common issues faced while claiming PR. Once you get Canada PR, you might get confused as to what steps to follow next.
You get up to 1 year for the time to claim your PR from the date of a medical check-up. So, there is no hurry, take your time, and follow the steps juristically.
- For claiming your PR you need to fly to Canada. You will be guided to the immigration office at the airport. Where you need to give your PR authorization and proof of wealth for your complete family.
- You need to provide your Local Canadian address to get the PR cards mailed. It apparently takes 61 days to get them.
- You shall then get your landing confirmation document which makes you official to be CPR without PR cards. (Keep the documents safe)
- If you need to leave Canada, you need to go back to the United States later to ensure that the PR cards when arrived will be sent to you on the address you’ve given. You can’t go back to Canada without having PR cards. The only way that’s left without them is the drive from the USA with your landing confirming documents.
- Of the usual problems people face is with the given photographs. Mistakes in your photographs will affect your PR card generations. Please call them if it’s been a long time since you received them. If there’s a problem courier your retaken pictures to card creation faculty in Canada.
Things to Note :
Your PR visa can’t be extended or renewed no matter what.
At the airport, they have some kiosks where you need to choose” To immigrate” as the reason. They’ll ask you some common questions, the important one is “Whether you’re taking $10000 plus the amount to Canada. If yes choose yes or else no. Any amount of money can be taken tax freely. However, you need to give a statement that they’re plus $10000.
The machine then will automatically click your photo and print it on the customs form. You will be then directed to your 2nd immigration officer who dhal ask you common questions also might or might not ask about fund proofs. I’d suggest you keep all the documents ready which you had submitted for applying.
A primary applicant can solely land or together with a secondary applicant but only after the primary applicant lands. So plan your trip accordingly.
The landing confirmation document, which is also known as Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR), is an extremely IMPORTANT DOCUMENT ever! Canadians had told me it’s not just needed while contending for citizenship as a document of landing date, but it can be asked anytime in your lifetime, maybe in case where you are required to substantiate anything with relevance to your landing or dates and more.
“Treat this document like your birth record and never lose it”