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Failed to keep a travel log

Lacklustre

Newbie
Aug 17, 2009
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My PR card has just expired and when I went to renew it, I noticed the question regarding visits outside of Canada. I honestly never gave any thought to tracking visits so this seems to be a problem with filling in the application. I am a US citizen and own a house in Buffalo. In the last five years i've probably spent maybe 25 days outside Canada. I'm well insude any residency requirement but I can't give dates. How do I explain this on the form?

Any advice (other than the obvious to keep a log going forward!) would be greatfully appreciated
 

Qwertypod

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Jan 28, 2019
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Try the following CBP website
https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home

Click View Travel History. I believe there are a couple of websites like this, but it's the first one I've found. It will show you customs data on every time you crossed the border into the US, they'll have your dates for you.
 

Lacklustre

Newbie
Aug 17, 2009
5
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Thanks, I had tried that site but it tells me there is no record of my trips. It is based on passport number and i used Nexus, not sure if that makes a difference? I suppose if they don't have a record, then they can't prove me wrong!
 

Qwertypod

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Jan 28, 2019
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They will surely have a record of your crossings. I would recommend you to request for a copy of your crossing data from either CBP or Nexus, I am sure you can get what you're looking for. I would not recommend you make dates up and hope for the best as the US and Canada share this information and it would be incredibly easy for them to check.
 

Lacklustre

Newbie
Aug 17, 2009
5
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I tried to find the Canadian equivalent, and stumbled on this

Applying for a Permanent Resident card

If you are renewing or applying for a Permanent Resident Card you do not need to request your Traveller History Report from the CBSA. Checking "Yes" on page 3, Question 23 (section E) of the application form allows IRCC to collect the report on your behalf.


I think I am good to go !
 

devnill

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Dec 5, 2015
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They will surely have a record of your crossings. I would recommend you to request for a copy of your crossing data from either CBP or Nexus, I am sure you can get what you're looking for. I would not recommend you make dates up and hope for the best as the US and Canada share this information and it would be incredibly easy for them to check.
OP is a US citizen and therefore would not be issued I94.