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Old Dec 1st 2022, 10:30 pm
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I am IT expert & got LMIA from quebec employer. Recently got request to submit medical which is scheduled for 9 dec, 2022.
My passport expires on June 6 2023. by the time i will get visa stamped it will be less than 6 months left on passport expiry, that can cause issues when flying to Canada & Work permit being issued only until passport expiry date.
If i get new passport now & use that for visa issuance. how do i proceed with this. will i need to get it updated in LMIA again or there's another way to update my new passport or i should just travel on my current passport.
I am a bit confused. can someone kindly shed some light on it & advise me on this.

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Old Dec 2nd 2022, 4:28 am
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My advise is request your old passport back when renewing and keep it, it will just have the corner cut off, then at the immigration desk when getting your work permit show them your old passport and new one. I don’t see any issues that could reasonably arise in that case, it’s pretty simple to explain what happened to them. I think by default you get your old passport back on renewal but I would double check if there are any steps required.

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Your work permit will only be valid until the expiry date on your passport. Rather than getting a work permit with only a very short validity and having to renew it almost straight away, it would be much much easier to get a new passport now.

Are you applying for your work permit at POE or before travelling?

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I applied for work permit, got the invitation for medical & after this i think i will be requested passport to stamp the visa & at POE will be either issued work permit or that could be mailed over to me (not sure)
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Default Re: Canada Work Permit - Passport expiring soon.

thanks for reply but at some forums i am getting an impression that we need to apply for work permit again for new passport.
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Default Re: Canada Work Permit - Passport expiring soon.

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thanks for reply but at some forums i am getting an impression that we need to apply for work permit again for new passport.
You will if you get your work permit put in your current one yes, as the work permit will then expire in June 2023. Which is why it would be easier to apply for a new passport now, to get the full validity period of your work permit.
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So you are suggesting, apply for new passport followed by work permit again & get visa stamped. Correct?

What if i get visa stamped on current passport and get new passport after visa is stamped & travel with both old & new passport (like suggested by another member here) that wont work?
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Default Re: Canada Work Permit - Passport expiring soon.

So you are suggesting, apply for new passport followed by work permit again & get visa stamped. Correct?

What if i get visa stamped on current passport and get new passport after visa is stamped & travel with both old & new passport (like suggested by another member here) that wont work?
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Default Re: Canada Work Permit - Passport expiring soon.

Originally Posted by malikcga
So you are suggesting, apply for new passport followed by work permit again & get visa stamped. Correct?

What if i get visa stamped on current passport and get new passport after visa is stamped & travel with both old & new passport (like suggested by another member here) that wont work?
They will only give you a permit up until the expiry date of your current passport. If you get a new passport after the work permit is issued, I believe you can apply to have the work permit extended up to the original time that you should have been given (likely 2 years)

https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpce...um=1410&top=17
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