Your PR application was successful, now what? Step-by-Step Guide for a Smooth PR Portal Confirmation

Receiving your permanent resident application approval email is a huge milestone in your Canadian immigration journey. It means you’re on the brink of achieving your dream of becoming a Permanent Resident (PR) of Canada, all you need to do now is confirm.

The road to confirming your PR status involves a few crucial steps. A question we often get is about the PR card processing time. Here’s a straightforward guide to help you navigate this final leg of your Canadian immigration journey:

1. Initial Email to Immigration Consultant

You, or your immigration consultant, will receive an email from the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada). This email contains crucial instructions about your permanent resident application and the next steps. Keep an eye on your inbox for this important message. 

If you’re working with an immigration consultant, they will receive this email. They’ll then forward it to you, explaining the next steps you need to take.

2. Follow Email Instructions

Inside the forwarded email, you’ll find instructions on what to do next. You’ll be asked to provide essential information. This will likely include the following information¬†

  • your email address
  • spouse or dependent status
  • your name
  • UCI (Unique Client Identifier)
  • original entry date
  • date of your last entry into Canada
  • and the location of your last entry to Canada.

Making sure this information is accurate is important.

3. Receive Portal Access

After your immigration consultant forwards you the email, you’ll need to wait for a few weeks. During this time, the IRCC will process your details and grant you access to the Permanent Resident Confirmation Portal.

4. Confirm Presence and Upload Photo

Once you have access to the portal, your next steps are to confirm your presence in Canada, verify your address, and upload a recent photo of yourself. These steps help the Canadian government ensure your compliance with PR residency requirements.

5. Electronic Confirmation (e-COPR)

With all portal requirements met, you’ll receive your Electronic Confirmation of Permanent Residence (e-COPR). This document signifies your official PR status, granting you most of the rights and privileges of a Canadian citizen. However, please note that travel restrictions still apply until you receive your physical PR card.

6. PR Card Processing Time

It’s important to consider the PR card processing time when you’re confirming your PR status. Processing times vary, but, within approximately two months, you can expect your PR card to arrive in the mail. This card is tangible proof of your Permanent Resident status in Canada. It grants you the freedom to travel within the country and abroad.

7. PR Processing Time

Keep in mind that the PR processing time may vary based on your specific circumstances and the processing workload at the time of your application. It’s advisable to check the current PR processing time on the official IRCC website or consult with your immigration consultant for the most accurate information.


With these steps completed, you’ll have confirmed your PR status and can look forward to a bright future in Canada.¬†

Learn more about the crucial aspects of your permanent resident application process and embark on your journey to call Canada your new home.

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