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COPR and Timing of Landing 

Dugmac
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Posted On: 22 days ago
Dugmac
Dugmac
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Hi there

I am sponsoring my common-law partner for the purposes of obtaining permanent residency status. I understand if successful he will receive a COPR which states he has to "land" in Canada within 12 months in order for the PR status to take hold.

Does "land" mean the date when we emigrate or is it possible for him to fly to Canada just to complete the the PR process and then we emigrate at a later date (provided we live 2 years out of 5 for the PR to become permanent)?

I'm just worried that as we don't know how long it will take for PR to be received (could be 6 months, could be as much as 15 months from other people's experiences) that it's difficult to plan exactly the date we will formally emigrate.

Thanks so much!

Dugmac
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Posted On: 16 days ago
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Hi Dugmac,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about the timelines in this situation.

According to the IRCC website, they “can’t extend your COPR, so you should make sure to use it before it expires.”

You may find it helpful to read this other user thread: PR Card: Deadline To Move To Canada

And further information can be found on our Settlement.Org article What are the residency requirements for permanent residents (PRs)?

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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Theresa
Settlement.Org Team, Certified Community Resource Specialist (CCRS)
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