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Voluntarily Renounce PR Status 

sean2gd
sean2gd
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Posted On: 2/28/2018
sean2gd
sean2gd
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Hello,

I got a question regrading re-applying for PR after voluntarily renounce PR status.
My family immigrated to Canada in 2001. Everyone except my mom got Canadian citizenship in 2009
My mom had to go back to Korea to take care of my grandparents (both were sick) in 2007 and stayed there till few month ago
Her PR card expired for many years so we thought it would be better for her to give up her PR status and enter Canada with Travel Visa
Now my grandparents are passed away and she has no reason to go back she want to re-apply for PR to stay in Canada
Will she able to get PR even after giving up her PR status in recent year(2017)?
If so, my sister who is Canadian Citizen stayed with her in Korea in past five years.

Will it help her to meet residency obligations?


Thank you
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Posted On: 3/5/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

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

Unfortunately, your mother staying with your Canadian Citizen sister abroad does not help her maintain her permanent residency status.

It only applies in the following circumstances listed in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada -How long must I stay in Canada to keep my permanent resident status? FAQ. Here is an excerpt,

Residency Requirement

To maintain their status as a permanent resident, you must live in Canada for at least two years within a five-year period. During this time you must be here physically.The two years may not need to be continuous.

An officer can confirm if your time in Canada counts when you:
  • re-enter Canada, or
  • apply for a permanent resident card.

Time spent outside Canada may also count towards the two years if you are:

  • travelling with your spouse or partner who is a Canadian citizen,
  • a child travelling with his or her father or mother who is a Canadian citizen,
  • an employee of (or under contract to) a Canadian business.

It may also count if you are:

travelling with your spouse or partner who is a permanent resident and works full-time for:

  • a Canadian business, or
  • the public service of Canada or a province,

If you are in Canada, you may want to contact the IRCC Call Centre directly for some information specific to your mother's situation.

You may also want to contact a Lawyer or a reputable, registered Immigration Consultant who is familiar with Canadian immigration issues for some advice and assistance with this process.

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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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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Shahzad Farooq
Shahzad Farooq
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Posted On: 4/4/2020
Shahzad Farooq
Shahzad Farooq
Posts: 5
Hi,
I voluntarily renounced my PR Status in 2019. I had to renounce my PR due to issues in my home country.My wife and daughter are Canadian Citizens.

However, I have resolved my issues and I wish to re-apply for PR so I can live with my family in Canada. I have a 10 year visa visit Canada.

Do I have to apply from the beginning, or is there a way I can resume my previous PR status. And complete my time period in Canada for PR from now onwards.?

Please help me to understand this process,
Thank you,
Shahzad Farooq
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PMM
PMM
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Posted On: 4/5/2020
PMM
PMM
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Hi


Shahzad Farooq wrote:
Hi,
I voluntarily renounced my PR Status in 2019. I had to renounce my PR due to issues in my home country.My wife and daughter are Canadian Citizens.

However, I have resolved my issues and I wish to re-apply for PR so I can live with my family in Canada. I have a 10 year visa visit Canada.

Do I have to apply from the beginning, or is there a way I can resume my previous PR status. And complete my time period in Canada for PR from now onwards.?

Please help me to understand this process,
Thank you,
Shahzad Farooq



1. No, you can't resume your PR status once renounced.
2. You have to start from the beginning, your spouse can sponsor you.
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