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Expiry Date of PR Card 

Talba
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Posted On: 7 days ago
Talba
Talba
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Hi
I would be highly obliged if you can clear a doubt about the expiry date of my PR card.
I had become permanent resident on 26 October 2010. After that in 2015 I had got my PR card properly renewed. According to my understanding since I became permanent resident on 26 October, the expiry date should be 26 October 2020. However on card the expiry date is mentioned as 18 December, 2020. I don’t understand it.
Please help me in understanding it.
Thanks
Talba
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Posted On: 5 days ago
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Hello Talba,

Thank you for sharing your situation and questions with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in some information regarding this situation.

As you also already know, you must meet certain residency obligations to maintain your status as a permanent resident.

To meet these residency obligations, you must be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days (2 years) in every 5-year period.

This means that you can spend a total of up to 3 years outside of Canada during a 5-year period. However, if you have been a permanent resident for less than 5 years and decide to leave the country for an extended period of time, it is up to you to prove to IRCC that you will be able to meet your residency requirements.

The 5-year period is assessed on a rolling basis. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will look back at your time in Canada over the previous 5 years.

You can find some additional information regarding meeting your residency requirements in our Settlement.Org What are the residency requirements for permanent residents (PRs)? article.

In terms of the process when re-entering Canada, each time you enter Canada, Citizenship and Immigration may calculate 5 years back from the date you have entered or re-entered Canada to see if you have fulfilled your residency obligation.

Since the officer cannot choose any five-year time period for consideration, but must always assess the most recent five-year time period (the one immediately preceding examination), you may still have the opportunity to satisfy the two-year “in Canada” requirement.

Regarding your PR card, it is important to note that the PR card's expiry date has no correlation between whether or not you have met the residency requirements.

It is simply based on the date it was issued.

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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