There are many ways to validate your Confirmation of permanent residency (COPR). Some permanent residents applicants inland who are on the final stages of application are now recieving telephone interview from Immigration refugee and citizenship Canada offices to activate their permanent residency.
Most inland candidates that will be invited for a telephone interview are those that are living far away from the border or who live in the interior places and far from an IRCC landing office.
But, prior to the telephone interview, you will require to provide the following: your name, application number, address, telephone number, Unique Client Identification (UCI), and your COPR form.
During the interview, you may be asked questions like convictions or charges from home country or any country, history of refusals of entry to Canada or deportation from Canada.
You may also be asked questions relating to having any dependent children not included in your application and corrections of any error or misspelled information; then the interviewee may ask you to put NO and your initials on those questions found on your Confirmation of permanent residency (COPR).
You will then be asked to sign your COPR and asked to wait for an email for further steps. You must send that signed COPR to them, for them to countersign and you will then be registered as Canadian permanent resident, your PR card will be issued to you by mail within 60 days.
The other two ways of validating your confirmation of permanent residency are as follows:
If you already residing in Canada, you have two options to become a Canadian permanent resident:
1. You can schedule a meeting at one of IRCC offices near where you stay in Canada. If your permanent resident visa (or one of your family members’) expires in two months or less, please show that you need urgent processing.
2. If you are not able to schedule a meeting as indicated above, you may have to leave Canada and re-enter through an international airport or through the border.
When you land in Canada, an IRCC officer will interview you at the port of entry, and grant you entry into Canada based on the information in your visa.
In either case, you will have to show the immigration officer: your passport or travel document, Confirmation of Permanent Residence, proof of legal status in Canada, i.e valid temporary resident permit, work permit, study permit, or visitor document.