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nk2114
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Posted On: 2/27/2019
nk2114
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Hi:
I am hoping you can help me. I have a PR card that is expiring in November 2019 and also would like to apply for my Canadian citizenship this year.

Here are my questions:

1. I have been deemed a non-resident of Canada for tax purposes since 2016 - does this have any impact on my PR card renewal or citizenship application? I still meet the 730/1095 days requirement for the last 5 years from the date that I am applying.
2. How soon before November 2019 can I apply for a PR card renewal? I would like to apply at the same time as my citizenship application which would make it 9 months before expiry.
3. Can I apply for both the PR card and citizenship at the same time?
4. Is a picture of my university degree (I attended a Canadian university) enough evidence to demonstrate adequate knowledge of English?
5. Is it correct that I must submit my applications within 90 days from the date that I have signed ie. my date of application is February 19 and I must submit before May 19 for it to be accepted?

Thank you very much for your help!
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Posted On: 3/29/2019
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your questions with us.

Regarding your first question,
1. I have been deemed a non-resident of Canada for tax purposes since 2016 - does this have any impact on my PR card renewal or citizenship application? I still meet the 730/1095 days requirement for the last 5 years from the date that I am applying.


In order to apply to renew your PR card, you should ensure that you have met your residency requirements before applying to renew for your PR card.

The same goes for applying for Canadian citizenship. If you have met the residency requirements, you can apply.

Regarding your second question,
2. How soon before November 2019 can I apply for a PR card renewal? I would like to apply at the same time as my citizenship application which would make it 9 months before expiry.


According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website in the How do I renew my permanent resident card? section,

If your permanent resident (PR) card is expired or will expire in less than 9 months, you can apply for a new card. The new card will have a new expiration date. Most new PR cards are valid for 5 years.



Regarding your third question,
3. Can I apply for both the PR card and citizenship at the same time?


If you have met your residency requirements for both, you can apply for them both.

Regarding your fourth question,
4. Is a picture of my university degree (I attended a Canadian university) enough evidence to demonstrate adequate knowledge of English?


You can find some information regarding what is sufficient language proof on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website in the Find out if you have the language proof for citizenship: Step 1 section.

Regarding your fifth question,

5. Is it correct that I must submit my applications within 90 days from the date that I have signed ie. my date of application is February 19 and I must submit before May 19 for it to be accepted?


According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website in the Application for Canadian citizenship under subsection 5(1) – Adults 18 years of age and older (CIT 0002),

Your application will be returned to you if it is:

[...]
dated more than 90 days before we receive it



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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Ben
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Posted On: 3/30/2019
Ben
Ben
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Hi,

I am a non-resident of Canada. I have in Canada:
1. RRSP and TFSA investments
2. Non-registered investments
3. Chequing and Savings accounts
4. I collect CPP, OAS and company pension which are deposited after taxes to my chequing acct

Question: When I pass away, what kind of taxes should my two kids pay? They are both non-residents of Canada and I have a will, where I live, which gives each of them 50% of the money I have in Canada. We all live in different countries in Europe.

Thank you,
Ben
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Posted On: 4/2/2019
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Hello Ben,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

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

You may want to contact the Canada Revenue Agency at the International tax and non-resident enquiries telephone line for some information regarding your own 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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