Published by Gabriel Oliveira
on April 18, 2020

FSW Step 23 - Receive COPR + Visa

After you send your passport (and your family's) to a Visa Application Center (VAC), they will stamp it with your visa, and mail it back to you.

This visa is not your Permanent Residency yet. But it allows you to travel to Canada only once, to do your landing. So, you have gree-light to pack and go :)

In addition to the visa on the passport, you (and every family member) will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residency (COPR), that you will need to take with you on the travel.

The COPR has an expiration date, so make sure you use it before it expires.


With these documents in hand, (visa + COPR), you can travel to Canada, but only once. When you land there, the immigration officer (at the airport) will grant you Permanent Resident status (yep, that's awesome!), and you will get your PR card on the mail (on your Canadian address). With that card you can leave and enter Canada as many times as you'd like, among with other perks (which you probably know about by now).

More details about the landing process on the next steps.


FSW Steps

FSW Step 1 - Understand the whole process

FSW Step 2 - Check eligibility

FSW Step 3 - Inform dependents

FSW Step 4 - Find out your NOC

FSW Step 5 - Get passport(s) ready

FSW Step 6 - Do English Exam

FSW Step 7 - Get an ECA

FSW Step 8 - Create and submit profile

FSW Step 9 - Wait for ITA

FSW Step 10 - Fill out the online form

FSW Step 11 - Get Police Certificates

FSW Step 12 - Get Medical Exams

FSW Step 13 - Get Proof of Funds

FSW Step 14 - Get Work Experience Letters

FSW Step 15 - Translate all documents

FSW Step 16 - Scan and upload documents

FSW Step 17 - Pay the fees

FSW Step 18 - Submit application

FSW Step 19 - Receive request for Biometrics

FSW Step 20 - Schedule and do Biometrics

FSW Step 21 - Wait for approval

FSW Step 22 - Send passport to VAC

FSW Step 23 - Receive COPR + visa

FSW Step 24 - Arrange travel

FSW Step 25 - Do the landing

FSW Step 26 - Receive PR Card


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