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tamara
tamara
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Posted On: 7 days ago
tamara
tamara
Posts: 7
I have the following questions regarding the physical calculator:
  • I know that the the physical calculator covers absences during the eligibility period. In my case, based on the date I am applying, the eligibility period starts in 1 July 2016. I left Canada before this date (November 2015) for one year. So when filling the ‘from’ and ‘to’ dates of absences from Canada, what should the date left Canada on the first absence be. Should it be the same date as the eligibility period start date or the actual date I left Canada which is before the eligibility date/the start date on the physical calculator?
  • According to the instructions in the physical calculator “if you visited more than one country during the same absence, list the first country in the destination and list the other countries in the reason field”. When highlighting the other countries in the reason field, should I also include the reason for visit for each? when I tried doing that I get an error that the number of characters is not enough.
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Lahbib70
Lahbib70
Posts: 45


Posted On: 5 days ago
Lahbib70
Lahbib70
Posts: 45
tamara wrote:
I have the following questions regarding the physical calculator:
  • I know that the the physical calculator covers absences during the eligibility period. In my case, based on the date I am applying, the eligibility period starts in 1 July 2016. I left Canada before this date (November 2015) for one year. So when filling the ‘from’ and ‘to’ dates of absences from Canada, what should the date left Canada on the first absence be. Should it be the same date as the eligibility period start date or the actual date I left Canada which is before the eligibility date/the start date on the physical calculator?
  • According to the instructions in the physical calculator “if you visited more than one country during the same absence, list the first country in the destination and list the other countries in the reason field”. When highlighting the other countries in the reason field, should I also include the reason for visit for each? when I tried doing that I get an error that the number of characters is not enough.


Hi Tamara,
As you know, the eligibility period used for the purpose of applying for Canadian citizenship application covers 5 years only. When calculating the absences, the system won't allow you to use dates prior of the start of the 5 years eligibility period, even if the absence started before. You will receive this note: "An absence you have entered is partially or completely outside the relevant five-year period"
Regarding the different countries you visited during the same absence, you can use (Max 400 characters) in the "field Reason"
Thank you.
Lahbib
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