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Travel to U.S. count as travel Outside Canada? 

sisi
sisi
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Posted On: 10/30/2014
sisi
sisi
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Does USA travel count as out of Canada?
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MelM
MelM
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Posted On: 10/31/2014
MelM
MelM
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Yes - of course it would (for both PR residency and citizenship residency purposes). Canada and the US are two completely separate countries.
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Klaus
Klaus
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Posted On: 10/31/2014
Klaus
Klaus
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Yes.
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Posted On: 10/31/2014
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You can find some additional information on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website and ENF 23 Loss of Permanent Resident Status manual.

For the purposes of permanent residency, according to the ENF 23 Loss of Permanent Resident Status manual,

"6.4. Day

For the purpose of calculating the number of days to comply with the residency obligation in A28(2)(a), a day includes a full day or any part of a day that a permanent resident is physically present in Canada. Any part of a day spent in Canada, or otherwise in compliance with A28(2)(a), is to be counted as one full day for the purpose of calculating the 730 days in a five-year period."

Additionally, according to a Citizenship FAQ on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website:


Q9: Do I have to declare day trips to the United States?

A9: No, not if you come back the same day.


We suggest that it is best that you contact some CIC representatives directly to confirm this information and to get some clarification and additional information specifically related to your situation.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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