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Return in May if PR Card Expires in August? 

Doris
Doris
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Posted On: 19 days ago
Doris
Doris
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Hi there,

I am just wondering if I can return to Canada in May 8, 2018 if my PR card is expired on Aug 15, 2018?

Please advise if the validity of a PR card is regarded the same way as that of a passport in that it technically becomes useless 6 months before the actual expiry date?


Thank you so much!
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Moderator
Moderator
Moderator
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Posted On: 17 days ago
Moderator
Moderator
Moderator
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your question with us.

According to several Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Call Centre representatives, the PR card is not like a passport.

There is no limit to how close to the expiry date it can be used.

As long as it has not expired, you can use it.

It is important to keep in mind though that there is no correlation between the expiry date and whether or not you have met your residency requirements. The onus is on each permanent resident to ensure that they have met their residency requirements.

It is best that you confirm this information before leaving by contacting the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Call Centre directly.

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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kalpana
kalpana
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Posted On: 13 days ago
kalpana
kalpana
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Hi pls advice :

my pr card got expired in July 2017 i had send it for renewing in June 2017 till now i have not received my new card ,

i have to travel urgently as my criteria of urgency does not meet CIc to process my pr card urgently ,

but if i travel will i be able to enter Canada with expiry PR card ?

if i carry with me landing documents /SIN card driving licence health card and my receipt of pr renewal from CIc web site /email .
i do understand i will not be permitted to board a commercial carrier but i can return in a private vehicle, like your own car ..but does private vehicle means a friend car also ??


as i will not be having my car at border but my friend can drop me at Canada border from US i will fly to NEW YORK WHILE COMING BACK TO CANADA .


ALSO my question even if i have US visa do they ask for PR CARD as i will be carrying expiry PR card ,,can i land up in problem and they dint allow entry in US ?
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