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How can I get my seized Passport back? 

NewGirl
NewGirl
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Posted On: 10/27/2014
NewGirl
NewGirl
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Hello,

I am a protected person in canada. My refugee application was successfully accepted, and I have already applied for permanent residency , I'm still waiting for my PR interview and it's been around 14 months now, they say it can take up to 16 months so patiently anticipating that day : ) .

I am trying to get my seized passport back, because I need it for something, I called CIC they claim that I have to wait for my PR interview and it will be handed to me then, but I can't wait any longer and was wondering if there was anyway I could get it back since my application was approved and I've been here for 2 years now, I read online that there's a form I could send , it's a request to obtain a seized item back but it says I have to file with in 60 days from the day the item was seized, so not sure about that.

I really need my passport back and would appreciate any insight or information.
Thank you
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Moderator
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Posted On: 11/4/2014
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and questions with us.

According to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Call Centre, you will have to write a letter to the CIC office that is processing your file, outlining the reasons why you need to get your passport back before receiving your permanent residency.

According to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Call Centre, there are no guarantees that they will return it before you get your permanent residency, however, if they find that your reasons are valid, they may accept them.

If you require assistance, you may want to contact the nearest immigrant and refugee serving organization. They may be able to provide some assistance with what to include in your letter or refer you to an organization that can help.

You can find the nearest one in our Services Near Me section.

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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Life76
Life76
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Posted On: 12/31/2019
Life76
Life76
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Hie how long does it take get my passport back after receiving my PR
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Posted On: 3/4/2020
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Life76 wrote:
Hie how long does it take get my passport back after receiving my PR

Hello There,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

It is best that you contact the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) contact Centre directly for more specific information about your application. You may also find the Help Centre FAQs on the application status and process times helpful.

You can contact them at:

1-888-242-2100 (In Canada Only)

You can also submit a case-specific enquiry:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/web-form.asp

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.

We hope this information is helpful.

Settlement.Org Team
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Unknown
Unknown
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Posted On: 12 days ago
Unknown
Unknown
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Hi dear Moderator. During the Pandemic of 2021, I received my PR card. As a result, I did not receive my Seized Passport back. Additionally, I sent a letter on 7 Mar 2022 about my situation, but I have not heard back from anyone. So how can I get my Seized Passport back? Thanks.
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