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Anjtal
Anjtal
Posts: 3


Posted On: 4/16/2021
Anjtal
Anjtal
Posts: 3
I landed on March 28 and got my PR Card . From 2018 to 2019 , I have spent 2 months in Canada.i plan to return shortly but may fall short of the mandatory 730 days . Can I still retain my PR status and renew too ? Please advice

My dates in Canada are as follows

March 28 to May 8 2018

Sept 16 to sept 30 2019

Thank you
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Lahbib70
Lahbib70
Posts: 56


Posted On: 4/19/2021
Lahbib70
Lahbib70
Posts: 56
Anjtal wrote:
I landed on March 28 and got my PR Card . From 2018 to 2019 , I have spent 2 months in Canada.i plan to return shortly but may fall short of the mandatory 730 days . Can I still retain my PR status and renew too ? Please advice

My dates in Canada are as follows

March 28 to May 8 2018

Sept 16 to sept 30 2019

Thank you


Hello,


It all depends on the "Return shortly" because I believe based on the dates you provided , you still have time to return to Canada and meet the 730 days residency requirement. I believe as of today, you spent 1063 days outside Canada.
According to the IRCC website:
"To keep your permanent resident status, you must have been in Canada for at least 730 days during the last five years. These 730 days don’t need to be continuous. Some of your time abroad may count towards the 730 days."
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/pr-card/who-can-apply.html



Hello,

According to the IRCC website, if you’re outside Canada without a valid PR card, you need to apply for a permanent resident travel document (PRTD).
BUT, to keep your permanent resident status, you must have been in Canada for at least 730 days during the last five years. These 730 days don’t need to be continuous. Some of your time abroad may count towards the 730 days.
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/pr-card/who-can-apply.html

Please check the following link answering the question: Can I lose my permanent resident status?
https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=1468&top=10
Reasons you may be inadmissible to Canada:
failure to comply with any provision of IRPA
Examples of failure to comply with IRPA include:

**Permanent residents who haven’t lived in Canada for the required amount of time**
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/inadmissibility/reasons.html


Hope this is useful.
Lahbib
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Anjtal
Anjtal
Posts: 3


Posted On: 4/23/2021
Anjtal
Anjtal
Posts: 3
Thank you very much, My other issue is that as of today Canada has banned flights from India, My worry is that if the bank continues for another 3 months, then i lose days to meet my 730 days, Then what are the steps that i need to do ?

I was planning to return by May 30 , 2021.

Anjtal


Lahbib70 wrote:
Anjtal wrote:
I landed on March 28 and got my PR Card . From 2018 to 2019 , I have spent 2 months in Canada.i plan to return shortly but may fall short of the mandatory 730 days . Can I still retain my PR status and renew too ? Please advice

My dates in Canada are as follows

March 28 to May 8 2018

Sept 16 to sept 30 2019

Thank you


Hello,


It all depends on the "Return shortly" because I believe based on the dates you provided , you still have time to return to Canada and meet the 730 days residency requirement. I believe as of today, you spent 1063 days outside Canada.
According to the IRCC website:
"To keep your permanent resident status, you must have been in Canada for at least 730 days during the last five years. These 730 days don’t need to be continuous. Some of your time abroad may count towards the 730 days."
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/pr-card/who-can-apply.html



Hello,

According to the IRCC website, if you’re outside Canada without a valid PR card, you need to apply for a permanent resident travel document (PRTD).
BUT, to keep your permanent resident status, you must have been in Canada for at least 730 days during the last five years. These 730 days don’t need to be continuous. Some of your time abroad may count towards the 730 days.
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/pr-card/who-can-apply.html

Please check the following link answering the question: Can I lose my permanent resident status?
https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=1468&top=10
Reasons you may be inadmissible to Canada:
failure to comply with any provision of IRPA
Examples of failure to comply with IRPA include:

**Permanent residents who haven’t lived in Canada for the required amount of time**
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/inadmissibility/reasons.html


Hope this is useful.
Lahbib
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