Time to initiate return shipment by cpc ottawa

Hi everyone,

How much time does it take for cic to initiate the return shipment of passport and copr from cpc Ottawa to US. COPR was approved 2 days back but the fedex return label hasn’t been initiated yet. Thanks.

Should happen within next 2 days .

It varies. For me, it took 12 days to happen


I have sent my passport for PR stamping to cpc ottawa via Fedex and it was delivered on April 25th.
I have not received any notification from them and my fedex return shipment has not been initiated.
What is the standard processing time and is there a way we can contact them for the status?

Hi @ghuman.jas,
Where can we check if the COPR was approved?
I sent my passport on 10th June and no return shipment initiated yet.

It takes 2-3 weeks , so be patient and you will get the good news soon

You’ll see that in your cic profile portal that it’s approved once approved. Takes 4-5 days to get your passport back after approval. Total 2-3 weeks for entire process.

Thank you!

I sent a passport 25 calendar days back and my application was approved only today.

The timelines can vary by the applicant, but this might give you a good idea - https://myimmitracker.com/en/ca/trackers/passport-processing-tracker

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thank you…this helps. I was starting to worry as there is no update on my application yet.

Hi everyone,

I finally got my PPR on June 13, 2019 (after applying for Express Entry - CEC on July 23, 2018). I sent my passport to the Passport Submissions office in Ottawa and it arrived there on July 8, 2019. I need to travel outside of Canada on August 2, 2019. Does anyone think I will be getting my passport back in time? Thank you all and good luck with your immigration processes.

have you got COPR and Stamped passport back ?
Can you share the timeline please?

Hello! Yes, I did. It took me about 3 weeks to get it back. I would recommend to check out this page, it was really useful for me to track other people’s processes https://myimmitracker.com/en/ca/trackers/passport-processing-tracker

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Hi, In our case, the Passport is submitted to Ottawa office from US address and it was delivered by fedex on 30th September 2019. Since then we haven’t heard anything from IRCC, and there is no update on GC Key either. How is the process after submission? Can anyone help me to understand/

  1. Do they first approve and provide details online in GC Key?
  2. When should we expect the passport back?

Since it is passport so we are getting worried.

Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks

Please follow this thread:

Appx it takes 2-3 weeks to get the passport back.

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And additionally, check the trackers here: https://myimmitracker.com/

You will be able to find how long it takes for others (you can filter by processing center, date the package was delivered and bunch of other filtering criterion).

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Sure, i will check… Since it is passport i am already worried. It lead on the timeline would help.

Thanks !

If you don’t see any movement even after 2 weeks, give them a call. That generally helps to move the process forward. But in anyways, their SLA is 4 weeks. Generally most of the applicants get the passport back in 3 weeks or so.

Thanks . I am hoping the apprx time to get back the passport would be three weeks.

Therefore the application should be approved in GC key in say two weeks or so. I will wait till then and call IRCC if I dnt get any update . Hope to hear soon …!!

The updates on your CIC profile is random and does not necessarily follow any pattern. For me, I received the passport the day after the CIC profile was updated.

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