Posting Date : 8th April 2020
We are currently in California, USA. (Originally Indian Citizen) In our last stage of PR, we got CoPR valid till 20th May 2020. We don’t want to take risk of travelling to Vancouver via plane or drive from California in this pandemic.
1: Will IRCC extend CoPR deadline as this is a unique situation (Corona Pandemic)Vancouver?
2: CoPR says to land in Toronto. Can we go to Vancouver instead?
3: Is there any IRCC phone number which I can call from US and ask about this?
4: I tried web form and this is what I got. It’s confusing
If you are outside Canada:
On March 20, 2020, the Government of Canada provided updates on exemptions to travel restrictions in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus and protect the health and safety of Canadians.
If you were approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 16, 2020, but have not landed yet, you will be able to come to Canada. The travel restriction exemptions that were announced are now in place. If you’re exempt, you can now travel to Canada.
If you’re travelling by air, you need to pass a health check before you’re allowed to board your flight. Anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter Canada by air.
*en you arrive in Canada we’ll assess your health before you leave the port of entry. *You must isolate for 14 days even if you have no symptoms. This is mandatory.
Only people who provide essential services and truck drivers who regularly cross the border to maintain the flow of goods are exempt from the isolation requirements.
We invite you to consult the How COVID-19 is affecting business at IRCC page to answer your most common questions about travel restrictions and exemptions.
If you are inside Canada:
We understand that these measures will affect several IRCC clients, including those who have received a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and are currently inside Canada.
Validating a COPR at a Port of Entry (POE)
· Due to the current travel restrictions, you should not travel to a POE to validate your COPR.
· Travelling to a POE from inside Canada for the purpose of getting immigration services is not considered essential travel, and you will not receive these services.