Permanent Residence Confirmation Canada is a document issued to immigrants upon granting of their permanent residence status in Canada.
It is a needed document that displays proof of your status while emigrating to Canada and is normally signed by an immigration officer or the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada).
That being stated, this article contains all of the information you need to know about the Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada, including:
A COPR (Confirmation of Permanent Residence Canada) document contains all of the relevant information.
How can you obtain a replacement COPR document?
And much more…
Why Is a COPR Document Required in Canada?
Your Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada is extremely precious and should be maintained in a secure location. This is because it will also be required when applying for Canadian citizenship.
Not only is your COPR certificate confirmation of your Canadian status, but it may also be quite useful if you misplace your Canadian PR card or fail to renew it; the COPR document can come in very handy to show your permanent residency in Canada.
It can also be used to prove the exact time and date of your arrival in Canada when applying for Old Age Security.
However, in general, you will need to show a COPR document to provincial and territorial organizations in Canada in order to have access to certain services within the country; thus, the Confirmation of Permanent Residence Canada is issued to immigrants to show proof of their entry into the country as a permanent resident, recording the exact time and date of their arrival.
This document is frequently supplied to immigrants outside of Canada prior to their travel to Canada because it will be inspected by an immigration officer or the IRCC at their port of entry… Furthermore, if you are already in Canada, your COPR paperwork will be supplied to you before you arrive.
If neither of these alternatives apply to you, you will receive your Confirmation of Permanent Residence Canada at your port of entry.
What Information is Required in a Confirmation of Permanent Residence Canada Document?
Every COPR paperwork contains all of the relevant information on the immigrant, as well as information about his or her IRCC application.
The COPR you were given when you first arrived in Canada contains information that identifies it as a unique document, information about your IRCC application, information about you, and so on.
The following information is given on the IMM 5292 (the IMM 5688 may differ slightly):
The top of the document contains your Client ID (UCI), which is unique to you, as well as the document number, which is unique to your COPR.
The document includes the following personal information below the title Confirmation of Permanent Residence:
First row: your surname, given name, and “name flag” (the term used by IRCC for an alias that isn’t a legal name).
Second row: your birth date (dd/mm/yyyy).
your birthplace your birthcountry
Third row: your gender when you landed
your marital status when you arrive
your nationality at the time of landing (if you have more than one, the citizenship of the passport you were using to land in Canada)
Fourth row: your passport number at the moment of arrival, the validity of that passport, and the country of issue of the travel document (often left blank)
Fifth Row: the status of your family at the moment of landing (an IRCC numeric code)
Your height and eye color.
Line 14 is the enormous open space directly below all of that information that includes your accompanying family members, if any. There is a line underneath the list of family members that indicates whether or not you have any other dependents who are not with you.
Line 15 provides the address where you initially lived or stayed in Canada, as well as the name of the person whose house it was, if appropriate.
ines 16, 17, and 18 are for IRCC purposes.
Below this section is a date and signature attesting to the accuracy of the above information. The date is the day you arrived.
The lines below this are for IRCC use only, and they contain numerical codes and dates relating to your Permanent Residence application.
Here is some information regarding your arrival:
Line 39 is for any comments given by the CBSA officer, and Line 41 is your flight number (if applicable)
Line 42 reflects the amount of money in your possession; Line 43 tells whether your PR status is subject to any constraints.
Line 45 is the date you became a public relations officer.
Line 46 is where you landed.
The immigration officer’s signature is 47.
Your COPR must be stamped. It is NOT VALID FOR TRAVEL because it cannot be used as a travel document.
Your passport or travel document will be stamped with the Confirmation of Permanent Residence and a Permanent Resident Visa counterfoil. To complete the procedure towards permanent residency in Canada, both documents must be provided to the officer at a port of entry.
The Confirmation of Permanent Residence form will include a photo of you as well as a box for your signature, which must be completed under the officer’s supervision upon arrival into Canada.
When you seek to become a permanent resident at a port of entry and have a Confirmation of Permanent Residence, the officer will check to see if the biodata on the Confirmation of Permanent Residence form matches the information in your passport or travel document.
In circumstances where a clerical error has occurred, the document should be amended to match the bio-data in the passport or travel document.
It is critical that both your passport and the Confirmation of Permanent Residence contain the correct information. If this is not the case, you must notify the officer so that the situation can be addressed. If you do not do this, you will have problems with future immigration processes, such as seeking for Canadian citizenship.
Can I Replace My Permanent Residence Confirmation?
You cannot replace your COPR, but you can obtain a Verification of Status, which serves the same purpose. Find out more.