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Passport expiry imminent- COPR validity 

Kirsty_A
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Posted On: 9/6/2017
Kirsty_A
Kirsty_A
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My husband and I have recently received our Confirmation of Permanent Residency documents and are due to land in Toronto (from UK) on 29th October 2017. We will be coming and going for the first few months (and applying for PRTD before PR cards are received) I figured option 1 would be best, but would appreciate any advice!


My husband’s passport is due to expire in Mar 2018 so he will have less than 6 months left on his passport when we land.

I see that we have two options:
  • Apply for replacement passport now
    Solution: would then have more than 6 months left on landing
    Issue: this passport would then not match details on the COPR? But we could bring both on arrival?

  • Wait until after landing to apply for new passport
    Solution: details would all match to COPR, but won't match when we apply for PRTD?
    Issue: would not have 6 months left on passport

  • I have read that we don’t necessarily need 6 months left on the passport, but I’ve also read that passport numbers and validity are classed as minor change to COPR and can be carried out by the CBSA at point of entry?
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    Posted On: 9/13/2017
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    Hello,


    Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.


    According the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Call Centre, you may want to contact the nearest Visa Office and the airline for information related to this process.

    We hope that others can share their experiences and suggestions with us.

    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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    Anna
    Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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