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Already in Canada-When does 1st PR Card arrive? 

alo2yyz
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Posted On: 3/24/2019
alo2yyz
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I currently live in Canada. On 24 Mar, my PR application status changed to 'approved' in my account (but haven't received any further message). I already sent in 2 photographs and return envelopes to Ottawa. I have pre-existing travel plans for a work trip to Oregon in May, returning to Canada on May 29.

I know the processing time is ~46 days for new/first time PR cards & that new immigrants don't need to apply.

But I don't understand:
1) If that also applies to people already living in Canada (everything I am reading is basically "when you get to Canada, you have 180 days to tell CIC your address, and then it's ~46 days")

2) When the 46 day 'clock' starts (from the date my PR is approved?) since I am already here

3) If I should expect the PR card and my PR visa to come in the mail in the same envelope (CIC had recently had us send them a pre-paid return envelope and photos - I think for a PR visa or COPR)

Would appreciate any insights.
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Posted On: 18 days ago
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and questions with us.

Are there any updates regarding your situation?

Was your situation resolved?

We hope it worked out as you had planned.

Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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