I’m in a tough situation right now and would really appreciate your thoughts and suggestions. My CoPR was approved prior to March 18, 2020. However, I could not travel and complete the landing due to the pandemic and my CoPR expired in May 2020.
After waiting tirelessly for IRCC’s next steps to travel, I decided to not postpone my wedding further and got married a month ago. Now, I intend to add my spouse as an accompanying dependent. The Web Form responses have been rather vague. I was told that they would not be able to add my spouse since my application has already been approved.
Please share your thoughts on the following questions:
- Based on getting authorization to travel, is my application still valid to complete a landing? I was single at the time my PR application was processed, so wondering if I can travel now after my marital status changed.
- With my situation of having an expired CoPR, is the only recommended way to go through the spousal sponsorship program to add my spouse? I understand that the primary applicant would have to reside in Canada for over a year during the processing. (This is something I am worried about)
Overall, what would be the guidance in my situation to complete the landing with my spouse for an already approved (but expired) CoPR? I’d be grateful for your thoughts as I’m in a tough situation with an imminent expiry on rental and car leases. I need to be making quite a lot of decisions based on the outcome of my PR application.