Dear All, Thank you for your immense feedback and support. I would like to ask a question regarding residency obligation and in need of your assistance. Please kindly note the following dates: Landing Date: 21 May 2016 PR card Expiry: 12 July 2021 Time spent in Canada: 2016: 21 days 2017: 0 days 2018: 0 days 2019: 40 days Total so far = 61 days in Canada. When I renew my PR card for the very first time, what five years do they look at? is it strictly he five years validity of the PR card or do they count five years starting backwards from the date when a renewal application is submitted? If the answer to my question is first one i.e. "they look at the 5 years duration validity of the PR card", then I think I am at risk of not being able to meet my RO as I am planning (due to personal reasons) to extend my stay outside Canada beyond 1095 days and thus will be able to be physically present for 730 in Canada... :S On the other hand, if they only look at the 5 years leading up to date when the PR renewal application is submitted, then I might be on the safe side and in this case, I will remain in Canada beyond the expiry date of my PR card to make up for the days I have missed in the past. So basically what I am saying is that rather than submitting my application for PR renewal on 12 July 2021, which is the day of PR card expiry date, I think it is better to remain in Canada for an extra couple of months and only submit a renewal application when I am sure that I have satisfied 730 days (or more) within a five-year period counting backward from the date of PR renewal application date. Is this the right logic? Am I thinking in the right direction? Thanks!