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Can I live outside Canada while PR is processing? 

Naizy
Naizy
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Posted On: 8/27/2022
Naizy
Naizy
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I applied INSIDE Canada for PR under Family Class (spousal sponsorship). Me and my commom-law partner are planning on living in Brazil for 9 months. Is it allowed for me (applicant) to live outside Canada WITH my partner (canadian citizen) while my PR is being processed?
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Posted On: 26 days ago
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate the need to clarify the criteria in this situation.

According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), “leaving Canada can automatically cancel temporary resident status as a visitor, student or worker. If your spouse or common-law partner leaves Canada before becoming a permanent resident, they may not be allowed to come back. This is especially true if they need a Temporary Resident Visa or an eTA to enter Canada. If your spouse or partner can’t return to Canada, you must submit a new overseas sponsorship application.”

You may wish to contact IRCC Client Support Centre directly or via their webform if you are already abroad.

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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Theresa
Settlement.Org Team, Certified Community Resource Specialist (CCRS)
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