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Question on Short Landing from the USA 

siva2611
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Posted On: 1/23/2018
siva2611
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Hello,

Me and wife will be landing in Toronto on Feb 5th morning. We will head back to the US on the same day (Feb 5th) on an evening flight. We will be providing our family friend's address at immigration.

Do you see any problems that may arise due to our plan of such a short landing?

We will be moving permanently around May.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Siva
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Posted On: 2/3/2018
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Hello Siva,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We have had several other users share similar experiences. They have been successful at doing a short landing and then leaving without any difficulties.

You may be able to find some helpful information regarding what you will need at the time of landing and what you should present in order to make your return easier.

You can find some helpful information in our Settlement.Org What documents should I bring with me when landing in Canada as a new immigrant? article.

In terms of whether or not problems will arise, it is important to keep in mind the Residency Requirements. As you may already know, to meet these residency obligations, you must be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days (2 years) in every 5-year period. 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.

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.

Since you mentioned that you will be returning shortly, you should be able to make arrangements to meet your residency requirements.

We wish you all the best with your landing process!
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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ajmoore21
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Posted On: 3/2/2019
ajmoore21
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Sorry to intrude on this post, but when you say: "it is up to you to prove to IRCC that you will be able to meet your residency requirements", what exactly does that entail, how do we prove this?

Thanks
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Posted On: 10 days ago
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Hello,

Thank you for your question.

The onus is on each individual permanent resident to meet their own residency requirements. This means that it is up to you to ensure that you are meeting the residency requirement within each 5 year period and that you are also keeping track of your time spent inside and outside Canada.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fulfilling your residency obligation.

In terms of proofs either to prove that you were in Canada or that you were outside of Canada you may want to keep:

*Airplane tickets/boarding passes
*Bus tickets/boarding passes
*Accomodation/Apartment information such as Lease, Rent Receipts for the time that you are in Canada
*Hotel receipts

And any other documents that can prove the time you were present in Canada in the event that you were questioned by an immigration officer and asked to provide proof of your time in/outside of Canada.

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
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