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Leaving without PR card 1 month after becoming PR 

Sahilaj
Sahilaj
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Posted On: 7/4/2018
Sahilaj
Sahilaj
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Hi,
I moved to Canada on asylum case and it was approved. I applied for PR and After 25 months, I become a permanent resident. I got the confirmation letter but not the actual card. For emergency purposes I left one month after I become PR. Before leaving I spoke to cic Call center and they said I can easily apply for PRTD to enter back.
My question/ concern is:
Under residency obligations you have to be present in Canada for at least 730 days total in a 5 year duration.
I was present in the country for More than 730 days as a refugee claimant and protected person and one month permanent resident status.
Can I add all these dates with different statues to the application?
Or do I need to wait for my family to receive my PR and and mail it to me outside of Canada.
I will appreciate advises and shared experiences in this matter.
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Posted On: 7/17/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

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. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will look back at your time in Canada over the previous 5 years.


In order to maintain this status, the time is counted after you became a permanent resident.


Regarding your question,


Or do I need to wait for my family to receive my PR and and mail it to me outside of Canada.



Based on what we have heard from IRCC and other users, there are some mixed messages regarding this issue.

As stated above, the information we have received previously from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is that no, it is not illegal to send it via a secure method or with someone else. However, they stated that there exists the possibility that it be seized if found.

In both cases, the outcomes can be problematic.

Unfortunately, this is all the information we have regarding this.

You mentioned that you were a Refugee Claimant and then a Protected Person.

We suggest that it is best that you contact a Lawyer who is familiar with Canadian immigration issues for additional information regarding your situation before you apply for a PRTD.

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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