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Is it true that I cannot leave for 1 Year? - PR 

user
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Posted On: 2/5/2015
user
user
Posts: 130
Hello,

I want to visit my origin country.

I am a permanent resident since 27th March 2014.

Please tell me if there are any restriction regarding the time spent in Canada after I first came and if I need a Canadian visa again or my Permanent Resident Card will be enough to reenter Canada.

I heard from unofficial sources that I am not allowed to leave the country (Canada) for 1 year.

Please tell me how it works.

Thank you
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PMM
PMM
Posts: 655


Posted On: 2/6/2015
PMM
PMM
Posts: 655
Hi



Hello,

I want to visit my origin country.

I am a permanent resident since 27th March 2014.

Please tell me if there are any restriction regarding the time spent in Canada after I first came and if I need a Canadian visa again or my Permanent Resident Card will be enough to reenter Canada.

I heard from unofficial sources that I am not allowed to leave the country (Canada) for 1 year.

Please tell me how it works.

Thank you


1. First of all don't listen to unofficial sources.
2. To maintain your PR status, you have to remain in Canada for 2 years in every 5 year period. There is no rule that you can't leave in the 1st year.
3. Your valid PR card and a valid passport allows you to re-enter Canada.

PMM
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