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Mother Not Meeting Residency Requirements 

Eeshita
Eeshita
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Posted On: 1/10/2018
Eeshita
Eeshita
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Hello,

Here is a little background story-
My mother is a Permanent Resident of Canada.

But her PR card expired as of June 2017. She didn't fulfill the required time to renew the status.

She was visiting me in 2017 from the month of June to October, and left for our home country as she has to take care of my grandmother.mentioning again, when she entered Canada in June 2017, she had a valid PR card, but when she left in October 2017, her PR card was expired.

I am now pregnant and due in May 2018, and want my mother to come to Canada and live with me as I need support and care.

Is there any way my mother can return to Canada even if her PR card has expired?
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Posted On: 1/23/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this.

You can find some information on the CIC website in the I am outside of Canada and do not have a PR card. How can I return to Canada? section.

Here is an excerpt,

I am outside of Canada and do not have a PR card. How can I return to Canada?

Canada’s entry requirements are changing

Permanent residents (PR) of Canada must carry and present their valid PR card or permanent resident travel document (PRTD) when boarding a flight to Canada, or travelling to Canada on any other commercial carrier. If you do not carry your PR card or PRTD, you may not be able to board your flight, train, bus or boat to Canada.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your PR card is still valid when you return from travel outside Canada, and to apply for a new PR card when your current card expires.

Returning by Private vehicle

There are other documents you can use to enter the country.

When you return to Canada, apply for a PR card if you plan to travel outside Canada again.

Some examples of private vehicles include, but are not limited to: a car, truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle that you own, borrow, or rent, and that is not available for public use.

Returning by commercial vehicle: airplane, bus, train, or boat

You must apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD). valid for one entry. Otherwise you may not be able to travel to Canada.

You can apply to replace your PR card when you return to Canada.



You mentioned that your mother's PR card has expired.

It is important to note that if she decides to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD) at the nearest Canadian Visa Office, since she has not met her residency requirements, starting this process may also start the process to determine whether or not she has lost her PR status.

You may want to contact the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Call Centre directly for some information specific to your mother's 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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