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PR Status - Only Allowed To Stay Abroad 6 Months? 

ForumUser
ForumUser
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Posted On: 3/5/2018
ForumUser
ForumUser
Posts: 504
Hi,

I want to ask about my permanent resident card.

I already received my PR card last January 2018 and I wish to travel outside canada for about 9 months in a row. Do I still need to notify the immigration about it? Do I need to file a permit in order to stay for more than 6 months outside Canada?

Because before the rule is if you're a permanent resident in Canada you only have 6 months most to stay outside Canada.

So, I'm also asking if this law is still applicable today?
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PMM
PMM
Posts: 538


Posted On: 3/5/2018
PMM
PMM
Posts: 538
Hi

ForumUser wrote:
Hi,

I want to ask about my permanent resident card.

I already received my PR card last January 2018 and I wish to travel outside canada for about 9 months in a row. Do I still need to notify the immigration about it? Do I need to file a permit in order to stay for more than 6 months outside Canada?

Because before the rule is if you're a permanent resident in Canada you only have 6 months most to stay outside Canada.

So, I'm also asking if this law is still applicable today?


1. No, you don't need to inform IRCC (They don't care) and there is no permit.
2. To meet your PR residency obligations, you must reside in Canada for 2 years in every 5 year period. The 2 years doesn't have to be consecutive .
3. See 2 above, the 6 month rule ended in 2002. Even then it wasn't hard and fast, you had to spend more than 6 months outside Canada with the INTENTION to abandon Canada.
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Amy
Amy
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Posted On: 4/29/2019
Amy
Amy
Posts: 6
Hi,

I want to ask about my permanent resident card.

I came to Canada on a spouse visa in march 2017 and received my PR card in may 2017. I came to my home country in october 2018 and I wish to stay here for about 7 months in a row. Do I need to notify the immigration about it? Would they cause any problem if I stay outside Canada for more than 6 months?

Because before the rule is if you're a permanent resident in Canada you only have 6 months most to stay outside Canada.

So, I'm also asking if this law is still applicable today?
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PMM
PMM
Posts: 538


Posted On: 4/30/2019
PMM
PMM
Posts: 538
Hi


Amy wrote:
Hi,

I want to ask about my permanent resident card.

I came to Canada on a spouse visa in march 2017 and received my PR card in may 2017. I came to my home country in october 2018 and I wish to stay here for about 7 months in a row. Do I need to notify the immigration about it? Would they cause any problem if I stay outside Canada for more than 6 months?

Because before the rule is if you're a permanent resident in Canada you only have 6 months most to stay outside Canada.


So, I'm also asking if this law is still applicable today?


1. Please read the previous posts, there is no 6 month rule. The rule is to meet your Resident Obligations you must reside in Canada for 2 years in every 5 year period. There are certain exceptions, working for Canadian Company, Government, Military, accompanying Canadian citizen spouse.
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Amy
Amy
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Posted On: 5/6/2019
Amy
Amy
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I also want to ask that If a Canadian PR card holder travels and stays in the US for more than a year with Canadian spouse. And the Canadian spouse goes there on TN and TD visa. Does that time count in the days spent In Canada? Or we will count it as the time spent outside Canada?
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Navtej
Navtej
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Posted On: 5/6/2019
Navtej
Navtej
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The period spent in the US by a Canadian PR will not be counted as time spent in Canada except when one is working there for Canadian Govt. for Citizenship
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PMM
PMM
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Posted On: 5/6/2019
PMM
PMM
Posts: 538
Hi


Amy wrote:
I also want to ask that If a Canadian PR card holder travels and stays in the US for more than a year with Canadian spouse. And the Canadian spouse goes there on TN and TD visa. Does that time count in the days spent In Canada? Or we will count it as the time spent outside Canada?


1. As long as you are accompanying a Canadian citizen spouse, (as long as there is no question as to whom is accompanying whom) then the days abroad count towards your R.O. They don't count for citizenship though.
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Amy
Amy
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Posted On: 5/7/2019
Amy
Amy
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Thank you so much. So, time for citizenship starts after completing 2 years of PR card, or those 2 years are also a part of the citizenship time?
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Amy
Amy
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Posted On: 5/13/2019
Amy
Amy
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Hi, I want to ask about the citizenship time, Does that time start after completing 2 years of PR card, and we have to stay for further 3 years to get passport? Or those 2 years are also included in the citizenship time and we just need to complete 1 more year to get citizenship? Please clarify. I am so confused.
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