Recent content by Besram

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    What if I am short by 25-30 days for my RO to renew My PR.

    We need more clarity on your situation: Are your currently in Canada? When you entered via the land border, were you questioned about your PR residency obligation compliance, or were you told that you are short? Did they give you a report? Are you planning on remaining in the US or do you want...
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    Permanent Resident Status - PR Card Renewal if not meeting RO or Voluntarily give up PR Status and apply again as a skilled worker?

    Another thing to consider is whether your future job as a researcher will require you to travel internationally, eg going to conferences and the like? Remember you will not be able to do this until you are back in compliance, I.e. you will need to remain in Canada for 2+ years before you can...
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    Permanent Resident Status - PR Card Renewal if not meeting RO or Voluntarily give up PR Status and apply again as a skilled worker?

    My understanding is (based on what has been posted in this forum multiple times) that only direct interactions with IRCC ought to be avoided (e.g. trying to sponsor a spouse or renewing the PR card before you are back in compliance). Other government authorities do not report you to IRCC and...
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    Permanent Resident Status - PR Card Renewal if not meeting RO or Voluntarily give up PR Status and apply again as a skilled worker?

    Some things to consider: If you voluntarily give up your PR status, it will take at least six months from the time you apply until you obtain it again. Possibly much longer given the backlog that is accumulating due to the current situation. Plus there is now a ranking system in place which...
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    Permanent Resident Status - PR Card Renewal if not meeting RO or Voluntarily give up PR Status and apply again as a skilled worker?

    PS: here is a link from a law firm that explains your options. Note I have no affiliation or experience with them and I don't endorse them. https://www.matkowsky.ca/post/2018/06/10/what-to-do-if-my-pr-card-expired
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    Permanent Resident Status - PR Card Renewal if not meeting RO or Voluntarily give up PR Status and apply again as a skilled worker?

    ESTA is for the US only. It is issued for 2 years and allows you to enter the US multiple times for a 90 day period each. Once you have entered Canada, you need to stay there. There is no need to return to the US because entering Canada is also considered an exit from the US, so you will be...
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    6 Months less to fulfill PR obligation - Ways to enter Canada via USA

    Even if a US visa allowed you to enter Canada as some sort of visitor (which I highly doubt), it won't be of much use to you. CBSA will be able to see that you are a permanent resident based on your passport data and other personal identifiers. Trying to enter Canada pretending you aren't a PR...
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    Maintaining Permanent Residency. Does the 730 days within 5-year period only get examined only on the date of expiry of the PR card?

    Pretty much correct however I wouldn’t describe an officer reporting you as having a bad day. There are hundreds of appeal cases you can look up on CanLII where this has happened. It is part of a CBSA officer’s job to decide if you are admissible. If they believe, on a balance of...
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    Please help

    You are required to spend at least 2 years (730 days) in Canada in the five year period after your initial landing. After that, you must maintain 730 days in any five-year rolling period. The latest date you can return to Canada therefore depends on how many days you have already spent in...
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    Coronavirus impact to stay requirements

    Thanks for the clarification. For some reason your initial post seems to have disappeared now. In any case, your options in order of preference are: 1) Return to Canada by your latest return date (May 2020). This will guarantee you will not have any issues. The price for peace of mind will be...
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    Coronavirus impact to stay requirements

    That's very confusing because the example you gave makes no sense if your actual landing date was different. To clarify: you did not land in Dec 2017, but possibly in Dec 2016 + 160 days in Canada takes you to May 2020?
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    Coronavirus impact to stay requirements

    This does not add up. If you landed in Dec 2017, you have until Dec 2020 (the three year anniversary date of your landing) at the very least before you fall short of your RO compliance. Since you also have 160 days in Canada already, it will be even later.
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    PRC (Permanent Resident Card) Renewal Timeline 2019

    Most members of this forum recommend to have a buffer of a couple of months (at least) to avoid increased scrutiny of your application. While you will technically be in compliance with 732 days, it is definitely inviting IRCC to take a closer look, which may lead to minor or even major delays...
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    Restrictions for PR holders on amount of time spent outside Canada

    No, you would be falling short of your residency obligation obviously. You would run the risk of getting reported each time you enter the country when you are no longer able to remain in Canada for 730 days or more before March 2022. The exact date from when you are at risk depends on how much...
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    Coronavirus impact to stay requirements

    As a landed PR, there is no requirement to demonstrate any of the things you mention. PRs can only be deemed inadmissible for a limited number of reasons, such as misrepresentation, criminality or not complying with residency obligations.