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Posted On: 1/23/2023
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As soon as my PR was approved I arrived in Canada by car. I still am hoping to complete my landing requirement. But it seems that the border official let me in without doing any extra step. I’m a little confused because from what I understand there is a landing process I need to go through in order to complete the landing requirement. I looked up the IRCC website yet also didn’t find how I can make an appointment. What is my status? How do I find out and do I need to contact a landing office in order to finish the landing process?
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Posted On: 2/14/2023
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Hello,

Thank you for your question!

You asked about the process of successfully crossing the border with your confirmation of permanent resident (COPR) documentation in order to become a permanent resident or “landed immigrant” and we can provide you with the following:

Based on what you said in your forum post, it sounds like you may not have experienced the regular landing process. This would involve an IRCC or CBSA agent looking over your immigration and travel documents and asking you a series of questions. If you were “landed” according to the normal procedure, you would have signed a copy of your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) document (IMM 5292 or IMM 5688), at the border. The border official would then have stamped this COPR document, and you would have the signed and stamped copy with you now.

It is possible that the border agents mistakenly allowed you to enter Canada without going through the necessary steps to make you “landed”. This mistake is quite serious: it could lead to issues with your legal status and future in Canada.

We therefore advise you to call the IRCC Call Centre as soon as possible to ask about your status and confirm whether or not you were successfully landed. The IRCC Call Centre number is 1-888-242-2100, and it is available between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

However, in order to be safe rather than sorry, you could also return to the border by car, do a U-turn and turn back to Canada. Next, you would meet a customs official and you should politely request to be pulled aside and “landed”. If you choose to do this, you should make it very clear that you are entering Canada as a new permanent resident and want to complete the landing requirement, and explain exactly what happened the last time you crossed the border. You should also carry with you all of your immigration and customs documents to present to the border officials - for both Canada and the USA.

Of course, you want to check with an accredited professional like an immigration lawyer or consultant, as they would be able to review your documents and provide guidance.

We wish you the best of luck resolving this issue. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Sincerely,


Your Settlement.Org team


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This document does not contain legal advice. This document was prepared with the assistance of PBSC University of Toronto law student volunteers. PBSC volunteers are not lawyers and they are not authorized to provide legal advice. This document contains general discussion of certain legal and related issues only. If you require legal advice, please consult with a lawyer.
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Kader
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Posted On: 2/15/2023
Kader
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Hello


I am writing to seek advice for my immigration matter. I am an Algerian citizen who came to Switzerland illegally in December 2013 and stayed there illegally after cancelling my refugee claim. In March 2017, I met my Canadian wife in Germany during my visit to my brother. After my decision to return to Algeria in January 2020, my wife and I celebrated our Wedding in Algeria in February of the same year.

I applied for Outland sponsor sponsorship in March 2021 without an official marriage certificate due to the COVID-19 barrier. I had an interview with the Canadian embassy in Algeria on June 15, 2021, where the immigration officer mentioned that they believed in our relationship, but had concerns due to my immigration history in Europe. On June 20, 2021, my application was rejected for two reasons: the marriage not being official in both countries and doubts about the genuineness of our relationship.

I then hired a lawyer and applied again online on December 9, 2021, with the official marriage certificate that we received on September 9, 2021. My application was received by IRCC on June 10, 2022, and since then, I have completed my biometrics, medical exam, and background verification. I also had a new born baby in Canada on June 3, 2022.

However, I have not received any updates on my application status and my eligibility has not started yet, as of today, February 15, 2023. I have contacted my lawyer, but have not received any response. I have also reached out to a Canadian MP, and while IRCC received my enquiry on November 18, 2022, I still have not received any response.

I am writing to you to seek your advice on how to proceed with my immigration matter. I would appreciate any guidance or recommendations that you could provide to me. Thank you for taking the time to read my message.

details:
- first outland sponsor sponsorship Application (paper) March 2021
- I sumbited additional documents regarding my status in swizerland June 2021
- I did interview in the Canadian embasy June 15,2021
- rejection letter June 20, 2021
- I applied for the second time online throuh a lawyer December 9,2021
- New born baby in Canada on June 03,2022
- IRCC recieved my application on June 10,2022
- Biometrics has been completed on Semptember 2022
- Contacted Canadian MP Semptember 2022
- IRCC recieved my enquiry November 18 and 23 2022
- Medical exam has been completed on October 14, 2022
- Background verivication has been completed on December 10,2022
- Eligibility not started yet Februry 15, 2023
- I didnt get any answers for my Emails and Whatsupp message from my lawyer since Februry 01,2023

thank you
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