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dolkong9
dolkong9
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Posted On: 6/20/2018
dolkong9
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Hi I will be marrying Canadian citizen on October in South Korea

and will apply for the PR and this is the where my question comes out.

we figured out that even I don't live in Canada if my partner lives with me in Korea that considers as physically present.

And I do want to apply for the Citizenship if I can and this is where my question comes out.

So I used to study in Toronto about 4 years when I was young around 5th grade to 8th grade

Days spent in Canada before becoming a permanent resident (as a temporary resident or protected person) within 5 years of applying for citizenship, count as ½ days, up to a maximum of 1 year (365 days).


As the policy changed, for me that probably count as 1 year for the citizenship 3 out of 5 years but I still have 2 more year to go and I probably have to keep working in Korea for few more years

Does my partner staying with me also counts for the Citizenship or not?


Thank you and please help me
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PMM
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Posted On: 6/20/2018
PMM
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Hi


dolkong9 wrote:
Hi I will be marrying Canadian citizen on October in South Korea

and will apply for the PR and this is the where my question comes out.

we figured out that even I don't live in Canada if my partner lives with me in Korea that considers as physically present.

And I do want to apply for the Citizenship if I can and this is where my question comes out.

So I used to study in Toronto about 4 years when I was young around 5th grade to 8th grade

Days spent in Canada before becoming a permanent resident (as a temporary resident or protected person) within 5 years of applying for citizenship, count as ½ days, up to a maximum of 1 year (365 days).


As the policy changed, for me that probably count as 1 year for the citizenship 3 out of 5 years but I still have 2 more year to go and I probably have to keep working in Korea for few more years

Does my partner staying with me also counts for the Citizenship or not?



Thank you and please help me


1. Yes a PR maintains their status if they reside abroad with a Canadian citizen spouse.
2. No, residing abroad with PR spouse does not count for Citizenship, which requires a physical presence in Canada.
3. You previous time as PR will be outside the time frame by the time you are eligible to apply for citizenship.
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Abdul403
Abdul403
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Posted On: 10/21/2019
Abdul403
Abdul403
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Greetings,


I am a Canadian Citizen, my wife failed to pass the Citizen Exam (she lived 6 years in Canada) and the judge didn’t approve her case in 2011. She is living with me outside of Canada since 2011.
Can she apply for the exam now without meeting the 730 days during the last five years?
Best Regards

Abdul
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Posted On: 23 days ago
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Hello Abdul,

Thank you for sharing your wife's situation and question with us.

You can find some detailed information on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website in the Time you’ve lived in Canada section. Here is an excerpt,


Adults and some minors must have been physically present in Canada for at least 1095 days during the five years right before the date you sign your application.

We encourage you to apply with more than 1095 days of physical presence to have extra days in case there is a problem with the calculation.


You may want to contact the IRCC Call Centre directly for some information specific to your wife's situation.

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, CCRS,CCRS-DC
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PMM
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Posted On: 22 days ago
PMM
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Hi


Abdul403 wrote:
Greetings,


I am a Canadian Citizen, my wife failed to pass the Citizen Exam (she lived 6 years in Canada) and the judge didn’t approve her case in 2011. She is living with me outside of Canada since 2011.
Can she apply for the exam now without meeting the 730 days during the last five years?
Best Regards

Abdul




1. No, Citizenship requires Physical presence in Canada (Adult) of 3 years in the past 5 years on the date of the application.
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SpicyGram
SpicyGram
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Posted On: 11 days ago
SpicyGram
SpicyGram
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I have applied for renewal for Permanent Residency. My card expired last July 30, 2019. My application was acknowledged to have been received on Oct 25, 2018. When I follow up with IRCC, I get the reply that my application has been sent to local IRCC for further assessment.

It's more than a year now but I have NOT yet received any further requirements to meet any further assessment.

Is it possible to withdraw my application and resubmit anew?


What could be reasons for the delayed processing of my application?

Thank you for your reply.

Celia
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