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Got PR Visa- Want to Visit Canada First- Possible? 

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Posted On: 4/30/2014
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Hell There,

I have Canada visitor visa on my passport and also have recently received immigrant visa.

However, before accepting my PR I need to visit Canada for job interviews.

Can I visit Canada on my visitor visa and later on enter on my immigrant visa?

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Posted On: 5/6/2014
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and questions with us.

Unfortunately, it is difficult to provide a definitive response to your question.

According to several CIC representatives, it would really be up to the border agent at the time of entry. You will have to state that you wish to enter on the Visitor Visa to the officer and that you do not wish to land at that time.

If in fact it is allowed at that time, it is important to note that you must land however, before the expiry date stated on your Confirmation of Permanent Residence.

We strongly suggest that you contact the nearest Visa Office before you proceed in order to confirm this information or to get a definitive response.

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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