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Corona virus scare and landing

With current scenario where coronavirus cases are increasing everyday and there might be travel bans in future, what can be do (apart from reaching CIC) if our last landing date is approaching in next few months?

(My last landing date is around mid May,2020)

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This was just announced today:

So reach out to CIC and tell them you would not be able to travel until the travel ban is lifted and that they should consider issuing you a new CoPR with an extended landing date.

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CIC has put up a notice on their website, the have cancelled PR landing appointments till Apr 13 and have answered questions related to scenarios like…

If your permanent residence application has been approved, but you can’t travel to Canada before your documents expire, use the web form to tell us why you can’t travel?

More info here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-special-measures.html

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@here Hey Dudes! :slight_smile:
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2020/03/canada-provides-update-on-exemptions-to-travel-restrictions-to-protect-canadians-and-support-the-economy.html

“permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 16, 2020, but who had not yet traveled to Canada”

Just take precautions. (Gloves, Masks, Sanitizers etc)

They are extending landing deadline. I reached out to them through web form and received a reply today.

Your confirmation of permanent residence document was valid to XX May 2010 as it was tied to the results of your medical examination. Based on your email below indicating you are unable to travel on or before the expiry date on your previously issued Confirmation of Permanent Resident document (COPR) and visa they have now been canceled, please do not attempt to travel on those documents as they are no longer valid. A medical extension will be requested on your behalf, should a new medical examination be required, you will be contacted. There is no action required at this time from you, you will be contacted in due course.

Reach out to them if you cannot travel.

Latest excerpt from an announcement on Canada.ca website regarding self quarantine of recent travelers to Canada:

Quick facts

  • This Order is mandatory and will come into force and be implemented one minute after midnight on April 15, 2020.
  • The Order applies to all people entering Canada, with few exceptions. Certain persons who cross the border regularly to ensure the continued flow of goods and essential services, or individuals who receive or provide other essential services to Canadians, are exempt from the requirements to quarantine themselves, as long as they do not have symptoms of COVID-19 upon entry in Canada.
  • Persons exempt from mandatory quarantine are still required to wear an appropriate mask or face covering upon entry into Canada and while in transit, and should otherwise respect the intent of the Order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in Canada.
  • Spot checks will be conducted by the Government of Canada to verify compliance.
  • Maximum penalties include a fine of up to $750,000 or imprisonment for six months, or both, for failure to comply with this Order.
  • A person who causes a risk of imminent death or serious bodily harm to another person while willfully or recklessly contravening the Quarantine Act or the regulations could be liable for a fine of up to $1,000,000 or imprisonment of up to three years, or both.