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Can I Re-Enter Canada? PR Card is Valid 

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Posted On: 2/15/2018
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I m PR of Canada.Landed on june,16,2015,stayed 35 days n went back.

I m out of Canada for 2 years n 7 months.

I want to re-enter Canada on March 31,2018.

My PR Card is valid till August 29,2020.

Can I re-enter Canada officially.

Can I continue PR status further.
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Posted On: 2/20/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

As a permanent resident, you may travel outside Canada after you arrive. However, 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. 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.

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

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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Shahzad Farooq
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Posted On: 2/21/2018
Shahzad Farooq
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Iam PR Canada,completed residency obligations for citizenship. Now Iam in my parent country.I want to apply for Citizenship.Can I get attested my document copies like passport from the Oath commissioner or Notary from my parent country and send to IRCC?
Is physical presence in Canada mandatory for citizenship?
Can I apply my Ctizenship from any other province which is less busy in processing of application? As I lived mostly in Ontario,but for six month I was in Alberta.
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Posted On: 3/5/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You can find some detailed information on how to apply for Canadian citizenship in our Settlement.Org How do I apply for Canadian Citizenship? article.

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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