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    Almost made a mistake in physical presence calc in my citizenship application

    Margin, Margin, Margin. Sure, many here think an extra week to ten days is enough. But more and more it is clear that no matter how many are successful cutting-it-close, it is just plain foolish to not wait at least an EXTRA MONTH, and for many applicants, more than that. Applying for...
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    Inadmissiblity Question ~ Looking for similar Alberta / BC case

    Up Front: I do NOT know how any non-Canadian should answer any particular question in an immigration form related to criminal background considering the application of provincial traffic laws in regards to an incident that could have been prosecuted by the Crown as a driving while impaired...
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    Canadian Citizenship application returned due to wrong or blank document uploaded

    Yes, the minor's application should be made using application form CIT 0003 which is for minors who are applying at the same time as a parent or who already have a parent that is a Canadian citizen. Cannot explain the message. But making a new application with the correct form, and carefully...
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    Do they send out as many RQs as they used to?

    Are you asking whether the process of verifying a PR was in Canada for 730 days within the five years prior to making a PR card application, while a citizenship application is in process, will somehow diminish any concerns the PR was not in Canada for at least 1095 days within five years, as of...
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    Do they send out as many RQs as they used to?

    I concur in the other observations that a qualified applicant who meets the physical presence requirement has little or no reason to apprehend that there will be any serious issue or problem in regards to their physical presence. I would qualify this, however, by adding that it is a good idea...
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    How many days are there in 5 years?

    You are misquoting the PR card application form. Neither the instructions nor the form state "your absences must not exceed 1095 days." That is NOT what the form says. Moreover, since the PR Residency Obligation is a continuing one, or as many refer to it, a "rolling" requirement, with broad...
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    PR Card expired 3 years ago...

    I do not mean to be rude, but my post clearly addressed both of these. I clearly said, for example, that among the options a PR can choose is to do BOTH, apply for a new PR card and for citizenship. And I clearly stated: "The fact that the PR card expired three years previous should NOT...
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    PR Card expired 3 years ago...

    I agree with the gist of your post, which I understand to say that there is no need to have a valid PR card except for flying to Canada from outside Canada, and more particularly that a PR's status is not affected by the expiration of their PR card or otherwise affected by not having a valid PR...
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    Refugee status cessation and PRs applying for citizenship

    So far we have not seen any cessation cases against PR-refugees who did not travel to the home country at least once. But there have been some cases in which just one trip to the home country has not only triggered cessation, but have been upheld on review. Getting and using the passport in...
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    Time outside Canada while working for a Canadian Company

    Based on what you have described, the best or most appropriate response is most likely "[No]" In simple, not at all technical terms, the reason is that it appears you happened to be outside Canada while employed by a Canadian business, not employed to work outside Canada. The more technical...
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    Conditional Discharge Probation: Are we still eligible to apply?

    I am no expert. I am not a Canadian lawyer, so not a Canadian immigration lawyer, not a Canadian criminal defense lawyer. I cannot and should not try to second-guess your lawyer. Especially in regards to what YOU SHOULD DO. That is a very personal decision which needs to be based on ALL the...
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    Physical Presence

    @phewphew -- The nature and scope of IRCC's further inquiry into your physical presence now depends on internal IRCC decision-making. For now your influence in how it goes is limited to what you have already submitted. IRRC will request more information or documents if there is anything more...
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    Physical Presence

    @phewphew -- not sure I can offer much in the way of helping you decide what to do now. For the most part, the cake is in the oven. So, frankly, this post might be mostly to once again fully explain in this forum why the caution (1) to do one's damn best to fully record and report travel...
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    Is an valid passport a pre-requisite for Canadian Citizenship ?

    A period without a valid passport is not, in itself, unusual or suspicious. Yes. The concurrence of travel outside Canada (whether disclosed by the PR or not, such as if indicated by CBSA data, or information discovered by IRCC in open sources), and no valid passport, would suggest the PR had...
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    Have I fulfilled my residency obligations?

    @scylla, @armoured, and @rcincanada2019 have amply answered this, and @rcincanada2019 in particular quoted IRCC's description of the PR Residency Obligation and cited with link the applicable statutory provision, which is section 28 in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which again is...
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    Is an valid passport a pre-requisite for Canadian Citizenship ?

    While the post you quote is nearly ancient history, and in particular there have been major changes in the law governing grant citizenship since then (at that time the presence requirement, for example, was still a minimum of four years out of six), this is not something that has changed much...
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    Refugee status cessation and PRs applying for citizenship

    New as of when? New in what regard? Yes, there continue to be various decisions addressing refugee status cessation by the Federal Court, as published in CanII, with some signs that the Federal Court may be allowing relief from the consequences of cessation in certain circumstances, or at least...
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    "urgent PR card renewal" timeline question

    Note: many online PR card applications meeting the criteria for electronic processing and triaged (electronically) as low complexity are getting approval almost immediately upon submission. This is almost certainly the function of automated-decision-making (employing AI components). That's as...
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    Residency obligations.

    Just In Case Possibility You Still Have PR Status (not likely, but just in case): As I have noted, and most of what you have posted tends to confirm this, it is near certain that you are NOT a PR. Some of what you have posted is at least confusing if not inconsistent (which is probably due to...
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    Residency obligations.

    That makes sense. However, some of what you have posted suggests you may still need to go to your home country for extended periods of time. Unless you are planning on staying in Canada going forward at least often enough to meet the PR Residency Obligation, you should probably get...