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samuel
samuel
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Posted On: 21 days ago
samuel
samuel
Posts: 1
Hi,
I live in France with my canadian wife and canadian kids and we're planning to move to Canada.
I just received the permanent residence status, and the embassy informed me by email that I had to arrive in Canada before May 22nd.
It may be a bit too early for us (we are expecting kids, etc).
I read that time spent abroad with a canadian spouse could be taken into consideration.
Does that mean that we can postpone our arrival in Canada?
If so, should we do something specific ?
Your answer would be really helpful.
Regards,
Samuel
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PMM
PMM
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Posted On: 20 days ago
PMM
PMM
Posts: 564
Hi


samuel wrote:
Hi,
I live in France with my canadian wife and canadian kids and we're planning to move to Canada.
I just received the permanent residence status, and the embassy informed me by email that I had to arrive in Canada before May 22nd.
It may be a bit too early for us (we are expecting kids, etc).
I read that time spent abroad with a canadian spouse could be taken into consideration.
Does that mean that we can postpone our arrival in Canada?
If so, should we do something specific ?
Your answer would be really helpful.
Regards,

Samuel


1. It does, for Permanent Residents, but you are not a permanent resident, as you have not "landed" in Canada.

2. You could fly to Canada and "land" and return to France, but otherwise it is a case of "use it or lose it" by May 22nd.
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