The CIC website clearly says "When your PR card expires, you still have your PR status and can stay in Canada". This makes me conclude that there is no rush to renew your card once it expires. But doesn't do much more explaining beyond that. My Questions: If by the time my PR card expires (and I am inside Canada) I have not met the residency obligation (say, I am 3 months short of the required 2 years), can I just stay inside another 3 months and *then* apply for PR card renewal? Will the officers be cool with the fact that I originally didn't meet RO when the card expired, but just stayed longer after the fact and now it's okay? Will they check RO compliance when entering Canada from another country? Or is it that you can always enter with an un-enxipred PR card, and if you didn't meet RO, that is only going to affect you when renewing your card? If the answer to both questions is desirable, that would mean I can travel out of Canada, even beyond my RO, then come back to Canada before the PR card expires, and just stay beyond my PR card expiry until I meet the RO again, and then apply for PR card renewal. Sorry guys but these questions are vital for me as I have been working in the U.S for 3 years and I am now on the edge of not meeting RO, so I need to make decisions based on what exactly about RO affects me if I don't return to Canada immediately.