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Can we do our landing in Thunder Bay? 

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Posted On: 6/20/2016
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Hello,

We recently received our permanent residency and were wondering where in Thunder Bay do we have to do our landing?

Is it at Grand Portage/Pigeon River?
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Posted On: 6/27/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

According to the IRCC Call Centre, it is important that you review the letter that you received from IRCC. It should contain instructions regarding how to proceed.

If not, they stated that:



Validating a Confirmation of permanent residence at a border

Once you get your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292 or IMM 5688) from a Canadian visa office and, if necessary, a permanent resident visa in your passport, you must have these documents validated by an immigration officer at a local IRCC office in Canada or a port of entry (POE).If you decide to go to a POE, you must:

Leave and re-enter Canada,this can be done by entering the U.S.* at a land border, by ferry or by flying out to any other country and back into Canada,

Inform the officer you need to validate your Confirmation of Permanent Residence,

Show the following documents: passport, travel or identity document (including secure visa counterfoil IMM 1346, if applicable),Confirmation of Permanent Residence and instructions issued by the Canadian visa office,

proof of legal status in Canada, such as: valid work permit, study permit, temporary resident permit or visitor record,
or
proof of implied status, such as: payment receipt,copy or printout of paper or online extension application,proof of mailing or online submission,etc.,(if applicable) any temporary resident document in your possession, whether valid or not, and (if applicable) CSQ (if you are settling in Québec).

To find the POE closest to you that offers the full range of immigration services, you can visit the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) website.

Please note that you can expect to encounter extended delays at the land border POE, particularly during weekends and holidays.

*It is your responsibility to verify if you require a visa to enter the U.S. and to contact CBSA for the POE opening hours.


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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