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wassupp
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Posted On: 2/9/2024
wassupp
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Hi Everyone,

I became a PR back in 2009 when i was 7. However, because of my parent's work obligations, I didn't spend any time inside Canada, and my PR has been expired for years. In January 2022, at the age of 18, I entered Canada via the U.S. border and have been inside Canada ever since and never left to meet the residency obligation which i met last month

I mailed in my paper application on Jan 24

As of today, I still haven't received any AOR, and I'm still not able to check my application status or connect my application to my IRCC portal.



Does it usually take long to AOR or is it usually send before the PR is mailed
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Posted On: 2/23/2024
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

First and foremost, it appears that you’ve met your obligations thus far. According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website,

“You will only lose your PR status if

  • an officer determines you are no longer a PR after an inquiry or PRTD appeal following a refusal
  • you voluntarily renounce your PR status
  • a removal order made against you comes into force”

In other words, so long as a CBSA officer did not revoke your PR status upon investigation when you entered through the border in January of 2022, your PR status should still be valid.

If you have been in Canada for a total for at least 730 days during the last five years, you should be eligible for a new PR card. Given the fact that you mailed your paper application on January 24, so long as your entry into Canada was before January 24 of 2022, you should have met this requirement.

There is no official timeline for how long an AOR can take. However, judging from recent wait times, it appears to be completely normal for an AOR to take several months (as long as five to six at times). It is normal to not hear anything in the interim. An AOR will be sent to you before the sending of a PR card. You will not be able to link your application to the IRCC portal before the receipt of the AOR since the AOR marks the time in which the IRCC receives your application. Also keep in mind that if any part of your application was incomplete, it will be sent back without an AOR.

We hope this information is helpful. You may also wish to consult a reputable and registered immigration consultant or an immigration lawyer who is familiar with Canadian immigration issues for advice on your situation, and please let us know if you have any further questions.

Sincerely,


Your Settlement.Org team

Disclaimer:


This document does not contain legal advice.


This document was prepared with the assistance of PBSC University of Toronto law student volunteers. PBSC volunteers are not lawyers and they are not authorized to provide legal advice. This document contains general discussion of certain legal and related issues only. If you require legal advice, please consult with a lawyer.
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wassupp
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Posted On: 2/24/2024
wassupp
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Hey, Thank you so much for this information.

After I entered Canada I applied for a verification of status documents and everything went smoothly. Also, in regards to my previous question I was able to connect my application yesterday through IRCC. It says in process so hopefully it doesn’t take much longer.
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nirlep
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Posted On: 2/27/2024
nirlep
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Hi all,


I am applying for PR renewal and I was informed that one has to meet a minimum requirement of staying inside Canada for 730 days. I do meet this requirement. I first landed in Canada on Jan 13, 2019.


However, as I started filling the form, it asked for my days outside Canada, which turn out to be 1128 days, and one needs to be outside Canada for less than 1095 days. The days are calculated from 5 years back from today. My PR expires in 2 days.


Did someone have same problem while filing the renewal, what am I missing/miscalculating here? I am confused.
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Posted On: 2/29/2024
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wassupp wrote:
Hey, Thank you so much for this information.

After I entered Canada I applied for a verification of status documents and everything went smoothly. Also, in regards to my previous question I was able to connect my application yesterday through IRCC. It says in process so hopefully it doesn’t take much longer.



Thank you for updating us, we're glad to hear the information was helpful and that you were able to reach IRCC. We wish you all the best in your application!

Sincerely,

Your Settlement.Org team
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Posted On: 2/29/2024
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nirlep wrote:
Hi all,


I am applying for PR renewal and I was informed that one has to meet a minimum requirement of staying inside Canada for 730 days. I do meet this requirement. I first landed in Canada on Jan 13, 2019.


However, as I started filling the form, it asked for my days outside Canada, which turn out to be 1128 days, and one needs to be outside Canada for less than 1095 days. The days are calculated from 5 years back from today. My PR expires in 2 days.


Did someone have same problem while filing the renewal, what am I missing/miscalculating here? I am confused.



Hi there,

Thank you for sharing this question and situation with us.

For PR renewal, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will look back at your time in Canada over the previous 5 years from the date they receive your application. You may also find helpful information on this matter in the previous discussion forum thread, When does the 5-year period begin? To meet these residency obligations, you must be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days (2 years) in every 5-year period. The 5-year period is assessed on a rolling basis.

It is worth noting that not meeting your PR residency requirements doesn’t mean an automatic loss in PR status, you may want to contact IRCC directly, using their web form to request case-specific information and discuss your application. It may also be useful to note that processing time does not include the wait time before they receive the application, and starts once they receive a completed application. If you have been in the country for 730 days or more, it is highly unlikely that you have been outside of the country for more than 1095 days in the past 5 years and this may be a calculation error. I would suggest contacting IRCC directly and looking over your dates.


You may also wish to seek the advice of a reputable and registered immigration consultant or an immigration lawyer about your situation.

If you find yourself in a position where you need to travel and do not yet have your PR card, you may also find helpful information in the Settlement.Org article, I need to leave Canada but do not have my PR card yet. What should I do?


We hope this information is helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.


Sincerely,


Your Settlement.Org Team
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