Mandamus leads to Re-Issuance of COPR Document
After a long delay, our office was retained to assist a client with a demand letter for specific performance submissions to send to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”). Our client had previously obtained his Confirmation of Permanent Residence Document (“COPR”) but due to his personal circumstances, was not able to travel to Canada within the validity period and was instructed by IRCC to reach out when he was ready to travel so his COPR could be re-issued based on his unique circumstances and given the COVID-19 pandemic. Our client contacted IRCC independently and had not received a response on the extension or re-issuance of his COPR. Once retained, we submitted a request to IRCC to extend the validity of or re-issue the COPR within thirty (30) days, otherwise, we would commence a Court action before the Federal Court of Canada seeking Mandamus.
When no response was received, we filed an Application for Leave and Judicial Review to the Federal Court. After some time, our client was issued his COPR. We are thrilled that our efforts paid off, leading to this great result, and wish our client the best of luck as a Canadian Permanent Resident.