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PR card is Expiring - Only have 720 Days In Canada 

deepanathr
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Posted On: 24 days ago
deepanathr
deepanathr
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Hello

I am a permanent resident of Canada and currently living in Canada. My PR card expires on 26th March 2019 and as of now (26th Sep 2018)I have only 540 days of stay in Canada as I have travelled out few times in the past 5 years for personal reasons.

So if I continue to stay, I will have 720 days of physical presence in Canada by the 26th of March 2019.

Can I apply for renewal of my PR card with a covering letter stating that I will not leave the country till I meet the residency requirement(In my case April 17 2019 or beyond).

I would appreciate any thoughts on this
Thanks
D
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Posted On: 14 days ago
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Hello D,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

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

You can find details about this in the Applying for a Permanent Resident Card (PR Card) - First application, replacement, renewal or to change sex designation (IMM 5445) Guide - Appendix A: Residency obligation.

Here is an excerpt,

Minimum residency obligations

You must meet the residency obligation to get a PR Card.

If you have been a permanent resident for five (5) years or more

you must have been physically present in Canada for a minimum of 730 days within the past five (5) years.


If you have been a permanent resident for less than five (5) years

you must show that you will be able to meet the minimum of 730 days of physical presence in Canada within five (5) years of the date you became a permanent resident.



You may want to contact the IRCC Call Centre directly at 1-888-242-2100 (In Canada Only)

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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Posted On: 13 days ago
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Hi


deepanathr wrote:
Hello

I am a permanent resident of Canada and currently living in Canada. My PR card expires on 26th March 2019 and as of now (26th Sep 2018)I have only 540 days of stay in Canada as I have travelled out few times in the past 5 years for personal reasons.

So if I continue to stay, I will have 720 days of physical presence in Canada by the 26th of March 2019.

Can I apply for renewal of my PR card with a covering letter stating that I will not leave the country till I meet the residency requirement(In my case April 17 2019 or beyond).

I would appreciate any thoughts on this
Thanks

D


1. Don't renew your PR card until you have 730 days of residency in the past 5 years. A "promise letter" won't be any help.
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