Passport back, but concerned...

Old Jan 12th 2010, 10:39 pm
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Got my passport back today, hurrah!

But...

It just says VISA on the shiny plastic. But worse and most confusing, it says expiry date 27/10/2010 - that's only 10 months!

This is supposed to be a skilled worker permanent resident's visa, so I'm really confused :-(
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Old Jan 12th 2010, 10:40 pm
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You have to land before the visa expires; after that you're a permanent resident so long as you do whatever the law requires to maintain residency (currently, being in Canada for two years out of every five).

The visa is a single use for your initial landing, after that it's irrelevant.
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Old Jan 12th 2010, 10:50 pm
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Thank you! Awesome!
So relieved and happy!

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as has been said the sticker in your passport is not the important bit, the paperwork that goes with it is the daddy!

the visa is dated 12 months from your medical
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Old Jan 12th 2010, 11:02 pm
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Good to know! Thanks :-)
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