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Applying for a CSQ BEFORE renouncing permanent residency

RocketCity

Star Member
Mar 15, 2013
99
7
Category........
Visa Office......
BIQ Montreal
NOC Code......
U062
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
21-11-2012
Nomination.....
26-02-2014
AOR Received.
09-05-2014
Med's Request
09-05-2014
Med's Done....
19-05-2014
Interview........
26-02-2014
Passport Req..
RPRF Request 02-03-2015, PPR Request 10-03-2015
Hi all,

This is my situation. I landed 05/2015. I still have a PR card valid until 03/2021. I know I haven't met my residency obligation, so I might be reported if I tried to come back (although I do have a green card and would not need an ETA and live close enough to the border). Looking at the QSW route, it looks like I barely have enough points. I'd like to apply for a CSQ. However, I don't want to renounce my PR until I do receive it. Will Quebec know that I'm currently a PR? My plan is to get the CSQ, and then drive up to the border and visit while relinquishing my current PR. Then, I'd apply to Ottawa for another PR with my CSQ in hand. Is this even possible?

The reason I never settled the first time was that life happened and got married to another green card holder who was not keen to move to Canada at the time (took her to Montreal during the winter). We were living in the southern part of the US where winters are relatively mild. We've lived in the northern part of the US for the past year and now she is OK with living in colder climates.

-RocketCity
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
64,519
8,828
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
Hi all,

This is my situation. I landed 05/2015. I still have a PR card valid until 03/2021. I know I haven't met my residency obligation, so I might be reported if I tried to come back (although I do have a green card and would not need an ETA and live close enough to the border). Looking at the QSW route, it looks like I barely have enough points. I'd like to apply for a CSQ. However, I don't want to renounce my PR until I do receive it. Will Quebec know that I'm currently a PR? My plan is to get the CSQ, and then drive up to the border and visit while relinquishing my current PR. Then, I'd apply to Ottawa for another PR with my CSQ in hand. Is this even possible?

The reason I never settled the first time was that life happened and got married to another green card holder who was not keen to move to Canada at the time (took her to Montreal during the winter). We were living in the southern part of the US where winters are relatively mild. We've lived in the northern part of the US for the past year and now she is OK with living in colder climates.

-RocketCity
You will need to renounced your PR status first before you do anything else.
 

devnill

Hero Member
Dec 5, 2015
230
23
One thing to consider as well, is that if you previously got PR after being sponsored by Quebec, they might be reluctant to issue you a new CSQ.