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MehdiOntario
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Posted On: 7/17/2017
MehdiOntario
MehdiOntario
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Hello,


My wife and I recently obtained a Canadian permanent residence visa. In preparation for our travel, we would be grateful if forum members could assist with our below concerns:


1- Our Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) Documents state that Ottawa is our Destination city. Does this mean that our first port of entry SHOULD be Ottawa and that we SHOULD process our COPR documents there; or can we go to and process the paperwork in Toronto, given that we intend to reside in the Toronto area?
2- Is there an exact amount of funds that should be provided to the immigration officer upon arrival? If so, how much?
3- As I intend to head to Canada a few months before my wife, who is the dependent in our application, would she have to provide proof of funds upon her arrival as well?


Many thanks for your assistance! Your input will undoubtedly come in handy ahead of this new chapter in our lives!





Best,


Mehdi


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Posted On: 7/27/2017
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Hello Mehdi,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in getting this type of information before landing.

According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Call Centre , you should be okay to land anywhere.

In terms of the Proof of Funds, according to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Call Centre, you should be able to provide proof that you have the amount required. You can find some detailed information on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website in the Proof of funds: skilled immigrants (Express Entry) section.

In terms of whether or not your wife will have to present proof of funds, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Call Centre stated that you as the principal applicant would be responsible for showing sufficient proof of funds if requested. She should not be required to do this.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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