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abeernoor
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Posted On: 9/10/2022
abeernoor
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Question 13 asks about previous/existing immigration statuses in other countries. For "date obtained/effective date" and "end date", which of the following dates should be used?
  • Visa issue and expiry dates on the passport

or,
  • Arrival and departure dates on the passport

or,
  • Issue and expiry date of residence/work/study permit on a permit document/card





Visa issue/expiry dates can be different from the permit issue/expiry or entry/exit dates. That's why I'm confused.
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Posted On: 12/6/2022
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Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your question on the discussion forum.

IRCC has a travel journal resource to help you keep track and record your trips outside of Canada. In this travel journal, the date of departure from Canada as “from” and date of return to Canada as “to”.

According to IRCC’s Physical Presence Calculator, the date of arrival and date of departure are both considered days you are present in Canada and may be excluded from your calculation for the number of days outside Canada. Please note, the intended use of this calculator is to calculate physical presence for citizenship applications. The residency requirement for citizenship requires physical presence in Canada for 1,095 days.

You may want to contact IRCC using their web form to make a case-specific inquiry. You may also wish to consult a reputable and registered immigration consultant or an immigration lawyer for advice regarding your situation and help with your application.

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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