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Temp. Resident Visa; waiting for PR 

SuNW
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Posted On: 11/1/2021
SuNW
SuNW
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Hello,

I am currently on a Temporary Resident Visa, and have a work-permit.
I applied for PR status on Sept. 1st, and currently, the processing time is about 120 days.


Am I allowed to travel outside of/return to Canada while I am waiting for my PR approval?

Do I need to fill in any specific documents/complete any forms?

Thank you.
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Posted On: 2 days ago
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Hi there,


Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

Wait times for processing applications may be longer than usual due to COVID-19. For updates related to your specific case it is best that you contact IRCC (formerly CIC) using their web form. It may also be useful to note that processing time does not include the wait time before they receive the application, and starts once they receive a completed application. You may find it helpful to check processing times using the calculator on the IRCC website. If, as a permanent resident, you find yourself in a position where you need to travel and do not yet have your PR card, you may also find helpful information in the Settlement.Org article, I need to leave Canada but do not have my PR card yet. What should I do?

Here is a excerpt:
Ideally, you should wait until you have your Permanent Resident (PR) card. If you must leave Canada, you should apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document from a Canadian visa office abroad as soon as you reach your destination. The only official documents that permanent residents of Canada can use to travel back to Canada on a commercial carrier (by air, land or sea) are the PR card or a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD), also known as a Travel Document (Permanent Resident Abroad) issued by a Canadian visa office abroad.



We hope this information is helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.


Sincerely,


Your Settlement.Org Team
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