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Posted On: 6/4/2019
Hi Dear,
I need your help
I m a newcomer here and still not received my PR Card.
Due to some urgent reasons i need to travel to India, but as per the CIC Website i wont be able to come back to Canada without my PR Card.
can i Apply PRTD citing my reasons to travel to India
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Posted On: 6/12/2019
Posts: 3223

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be very concerned about this situation.

According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship website,

Permanent residents (PR) of Canada must carry and present their valid PR card or permanent resident travel document (PRTD) when boarding a flight to Canada, or travelling to Canada on any other commercial carrier. If you do not carry your PR card or PRTD, you may not be able to board your flight, train, bus or boat to Canada.

You may want to contact the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Call Centre directly to find out what your options are in this type of situation.

You can also find some other information regarding additional options and other documents you can use if you choose to enter Canada by private vehicle on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship website in the I need to leave Canada and I do not have a permanent resident card. Can I later return to Canada without a PR card? section.

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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