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Passport Request Letter (PPR)

We never thought that we received this Passport Request Letter (PPR), the long awaited mail from Manila Visa Office since its a non- working holiday in the Philippines. While we are about have our lunch my wife checked her phone for some update from whatsApp friends, then she found out that few of our friends received their Passport Request Letter earlier this morning. After knowing that they got the PPR, she ask me to check my email but I told here that there’s no update.

Thinking about it feels me a little bit discouraged since we are a few weeks ahead from our friends who got Passport Request,My wife told me that we all have different timelines and we cannot compare from others, maybe its not our time yet. Feeling uneasy I rushed to my laptop to see if there’s an update but to my disappointment nothing new in it. About to lose hope, something pop up to my mind to check my SPAM mail maybe its in there and to my surprise I saw this Subject Line: URGENT: Request for Passport, I shouted For Joy and called my wife to check for herself if this is IT! This is real now our Canadian Dream seems to look clearer and brighter.

Reading the email feels like heaven. Sharing to you the content of that email below


The processing of your application for permanent residence in Canada is almost complete. You must complete the following steps within 30 days in order for our office to issue your Confirmation of Permanent Residence and, if applicable, your permanent residence visa.

If for any reason you are not able to meet this deadline, please inform us immediately by email to:  with details concerning your situation.


Should any of the following circumstances apply to you or any accompanying family member, you must inform this office immediately:

  • Change in marital status, for example due to marriage, cohabitation, divorce, separation, annulment or death of spouse or common-law partner;
  • Change in family composition, for example due to adoption or birth of a child, including a child born to your accompanying dependent child,
  • Death of principal applicant, spouse/common-law partner, accompanying children, or death of sponsoring relative;
  • Change in health, including pregnancy;
  • You or any of your accompanying family members being charged or convicted of a criminal offence;
  • Change in contact information:  mailing address, e-mail address, or telephone number.

Your failure to inform our office of any of these changes may result in the cancellation of your permanent resident visa and may render you and your accompanying family members inadmissible to Canada.

Your failure to declare all of your family members, accompanying or not, will permanently exclude them from sponsorship under the Family Class regulations.

STEP 2: PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS – Determine if you need to submit your passport(s)

  • Determine whether you require a visa to enter Canada at
  • Please note that if you or your accompanying family members are permanent residents of the U.S.A and a holder of a passport which requires a visa to enter Canada, you are still required to submit your passport(s).

If you require a visa to enter Canada, then submit your passport(s):

  • Please provide your passport or travel document and a passport or travel document for each accompanying family member.  An accompanying family member must have his or her own passport or travel document.
  • There must be at least two blank pages in your passport(s).
  • Please note that permanent resident visas cannot be placed in Diplomatic, Official or Military passports or travel documents.
  • All passports must be intact and not worn, torn or otherwise damaged; the laminate on the bio-data page must be securely attached.  Each page must be securely affixed to the passport; there cannot be any loose pages.
  • Ensure that your passport is valid for at least 12 months from the date of this letter.

If you do not require a visa to enter Canada:

  • Please submit one photocopy of the photo page and any pages containing amendments of the passport for you and one for each accompanying family member.
  • Ensure that your passport is valid for at least 12 months from the date of this letter.
  • Please note that you cannot use a Diplomatic, Official or Military passport to travel to Canada to become a permanent resident of Canada.  You must be in possession of an ordinary passport.
  • IMPORTANT: If you are currently residing in Canada and you intend to travel by air to another country before becoming a permanent resident, you will be required to apply and obtain an eTA prior to boarding your flight back to Canada. Here’s how:


You must submit together:

  1. One copy of this letter.
  2. Passport(s) OR photocopy(ies) of passport(s), as explained in Step 2.
  3. Two (2) photos of yourself and of each accompanying family member respecting precise specifications that can be found at:
  4. Completed and signed Appendix B form (enclosed).


All required documents must be submitted in one single package.

How and Where to Submit your Passport(s)/Photocopy(ies) of Passport(s) and required documents

  1. If you are residing outside Canada – thru a Visa Application Centre (VAC)

Please note that you are required to pay a VAC service charge when submitting your passport and/or required documents.

Find more information on VAC service fees and locating a VAC near your area at


  1. If you are residing in Canada – thru the Case Processing Center in Ottawa (CPC-O)

Submitting your document(s) in Canada

If you have a mailing address in Canada and if you and all the accompanying dependents on your application are currently in Canada and plan to be in Canada for at least three months, you may submit your passport(s) or if applicable, photocopy(ies) of passport(s) to the Case Processing Centre – Ottawa.

You are required to send your document(s) together along with a copy of this letter by mail or courier to the following address with the additional following document:

·         A self-addressed, pre-paid Xpresspost envelope from Canada Post.

Purchase your prepaid letter-sized (32 x 24 cm) Canada Post Xpresspost envelope (Regional if you live in Ontario or Quebec; National for other provinces and territories), at any Canada Post retail outlet.

Complete the mailing label showing your full mailing address in the “Deliver To” field.

Make a note of tracking numbers for each envelope.

Enclose this envelope along with your documents and a copy of this letter.

You can purchase a Canada Post shipping label on line at:

Please note that the Case Processing Centre in Ottawa will not return documents to a Canadian address via any other courier than a pre-paid self-addressed Expresspost envelope.

Submit all documents in a single package and send it to the following address:

CPC – Ottawa – PR

365 Laurier Avenue West

Ottawa ON  K1A 1L1

The issuance of your visa(s) and/or Confirmation of Permanent Residence form(s) is time sensitive so it is important for you to submit your passport(s) or if applicable, photocopy(ies) of passport(s) when requested. Failure to comply within the given timeframe may lead to the refusal of your application.

We will make our best efforts to have your passport(s) returned to you with your permanent residence visa(s) and/or Confirmation of Permanent Residence Form(s) within 90 working days from their receipt. You should not make any plans to travel to Canada until you are in possession of your immigration documentation.

Our Application Timeline

NBPNP EOI September 7, 2017
NBPNP ITA October 13, 2017
Full Docs SentOctober 18, 2017
Docs ReceivedOctober 24, 2017
NBPNP AOROctober 27, 2017
NominationDecember 4, 2017
Upfront MedicalDecember 6, 2017
CIC ITADecember 6, 2017
CIC Full ApplicationDecember 11, 2017
CIC AORDecember 11, 2017
Medical PassedJanuary 5, 2018
IP2February 27, 2018
Passport Request Letter (PPR)May 1, 2018
Passport SubmissionMay 2, 2018
Visa On HandMay 10, 2018
Landed in New BrunswickSoon

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  1. congratulation ! this must be super amazing and a great journey to tell …

    Everyone has a different story with a different journey started almost two years ago , till ONIP comes in and sent me a new hope. I just passed the medical test and supposedly I am expecting PPR anytime soon. The thing is there is no VAC in my country in which case i will need to travel abroad to do so. Any idea for how long they will have my passport?

    Thank you so much !

    1. I’m not sure how long does it take in other countries before the passport will be returned but ours took 8 days.

      1. ay talaga ba sige salamat po. antay antay muna ko. update ko rin kayo kung dadating next month.. march 19 un medical ko sa st lukes eh.. I hope wag naman lumagpas sa expiry ng medical :(

        thanks sa pagreply!

      2. hi po bka nman po pde mag ask ilang month for bago cla nag request pasport?? after medical po..bka may idea po kau..plase let me know po…

  2. Hello Fritz, how long did you have to wait from the pre arrival invitation until you got the passport request?. how many days your passport request was in your spam? My spouse got the prearrival invitation on October the 5, and today is October 23 and we haven’t received anything else. Thank you and congratulation on your PPR
    Thank you

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