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Enter to Canada just before PR expiry

Discussion in 'Permanent Residency Obligations' started by Nimaky, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Hi,
    Need advice... please.

    I'll return to Canada 10 days before my PR expires, and i haven't been in Canada for 730 days (been there only less than 2 months). But this time I'm going to stay and leave in Canada forever.

    Please let me know:
    1- Can i enter to canada?
    2- Is there any risk of finding job, losing social services or facing PR cancellation or deported?

    Thanks a lot for your help.
  2. #2 Bs65, Sep 14, 2018 at 1:54 PM
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2018
    So 10 days before your PR card expires or 10 days before the 5 years from your initial landing date ?

    Note PR cards expire PR status never expires and can only be revoked or renounced

    Makes little difference given if you only spent 2 months in the 5 years since initial landing there is strong possibility you will be reported for failing the RO leading to your PR status being revoked subject to appeal.

    As you are a PR you will still be entitled to enter Canada but odds are high you could be reported leading to PR status being revoked at some point

    If you are lucky enough to not get reported then you need to stay for 2 years without leaving at all to reset your RO. In the mean time you should not try to renew your PR card given that will also bring to the attention of immigration that you have failed the RO.

    Although a PR card is generally more useful for and required for travel, not having a valid one can sometimes possibly prove inconvenient when dealing with some government agencies so assume for example you have a SIN already which you need to work.
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  3. Not an expert, but I believe you can always enter, PR doesn't "expire".

    They'll likely flag you and follow up, potentially revoking your PR at a later date.

    Not sure what social services you'll lose - are you enjoying any at the moment?

    Do you have SIN card?

    If you're serious about moving to Canada it might make sense to cancel your current PR and apply again.

    Not an expert, to state again!
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  4. Thanks for your reply.

    My initial landing date is almost 3 months before my PR issuing date...
    So still i can go back even before 5 years of initial landing.
    Does it make any difference?

  5. Thanks for your reply.

    I already have SIN card but have not used any services yet ...
    If i face PR revoking, then should i leave Canada or still i can stay?
  6. When was the less than 2 months you spent in Canada, at the time of original landing or later. If you are almost at end of 5 year for PR card, it is possible that you don’t have any creditable time toward your residency obligation.
  7. Thanks for your reply.

    I was there 2 times each time less than a month.
    And today i have passed almost 4.5 years out of 5.
    Is there any risk of deporting?
    Any advice?
  8. No risk of deportation, but a significant risk of being reported for RO and a residency review. You will have a chance to appeal if they do report you, but if you don't have compelling reasons for failing to meet RO, expect them to revoke your PR status.
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  9. Thanks for your reply.
    And if they revoke my PR, can i still stay in canada until complete the RO, or i should leave Canada?
  10. If your PR gets revoked you have to leave Canada.
  11. If they revoke your PR, you no longer have status or the right to remain in Canada. They would issue a departure order. If you fail to leave within 30 days, the departure order becomes a removal (deportation) order.
  12. Why did you delay in coming so long?
  13. I had my mother medical issue and i had to stay in my home country until she finish the medications... now i can travel.

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