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Returning to Canada - PR card application 

Tobias Cardew
Tobias Cardew
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Posted On: 11/26/2019
Tobias Cardew
Tobias Cardew
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Good Morning

We, (my family and I) are now able to return to living in Ontario from the Spring/Summer of 2020


National Status


I'm a British national married to a Canadian national with 2 Canadian national children.
Between 2006 > 2013 we lived in Ontario. I was issued a PR Card.
Between 2013 > present day we live in France.
In 2016 we returned to visit my wife's family in Ontario but I had to voluntarily give up my PR status in order to be issued a current ETA
so I could re-enter Canada.

Employment


My wife and I are both employed by a business I started in the UK in 1994.
Incorporated UK business in 1994 > present day
Incorporated Canadian business in 2005 > 2015 - Satellite Sales office and Product development studio, our sole client is the UK company
Incorporated French business in 2013 > present day - As above
In preparation for our return
Re-Incorporated Canadian business 2019 > present day - As above

Application for a PR card


I have subsequently learnt that I have to apply for a new PR card
Q: In order to arrive in Canada with the appropriate status. Can I complete and send my PR application now from France?
Q: If so, do I send my application to the Canadian Embassy in France or to Canada?
Q: What is the usual processing time?
Q: Is there a method to reduce the processing time?

Thanking you for your advice
Toby
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Posted On: 12/27/2019
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Hello Toby

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

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

It is best that you contact the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Call Centre directly to see if they have any information they can provide you.

You can submit a case-specific enquiry:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/web-form.asp

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here:

https://discuss.settlement.org/default.aspx


We hope this information is helpful.
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Posted On: 12/27/2019
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HI


Tobias Cardew wrote:
Good Morning

We, (my family and I) are now able to return to living in Ontario from the Spring/Summer of 2020


National Status


I'm a British national married to a Canadian national with 2 Canadian national children.
Between 2006 > 2013 we lived in Ontario. I was issued a PR Card.
Between 2013 > present day we live in France.
In 2016 we returned to visit my wife's family in Ontario but I had to voluntarily give up my PR status in order to be issued a current ETA
so I could re-enter Canada.

Employment


My wife and I are both employed by a business I started in the UK in 1994.
Incorporated UK business in 1994 > present day
Incorporated Canadian business in 2005 > 2015 - Satellite Sales office and Product development studio, our sole client is the UK company
Incorporated French business in 2013 > present day - As above
In preparation for our return
Re-Incorporated Canadian business 2019 > present day - As above

Application for a PR card


I have subsequently learnt that I have to apply for a new PR card
Q: In order to arrive in Canada with the appropriate status. Can I complete and send my PR application now from France?
Q: If so, do I send my application to the Canadian Embassy in France or to Canada?
Q: What is the usual processing time?
Q: Is there a method to reduce the processing time?

Thanking you for your advice
Toby




1. Actually you didn't need to renounce your PR status as you were residing abroad with a Canadian spouse, which means you didn't have to meet the Residency obligation. I guess that is water under the bridge now.

2. Your wife will have to sponsor you, as a Canadian residing overseas, she can do this as an out of Canada application, but has to show intentions about relocating to Canada, what she has done in relationship to housing, schools, work. The sponsorship and application with supporting documents are sent to Canada. The application would then be processed in Paris. Processing time (with a complete application) is 12 months. The information you require is here: http://tinyurl.com/yc8dxsgq
3. To reduce the processing time, a perfect application, but it won't reduce it by much.
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