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Getting PR while doing PhD (F1 VISA) in US

mechphd

Newbie
Jun 30, 2020
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Hello,

I'm on an F1 VISA doing my PhD in USA. Can I apply for a Canada PR now, and once approved, land in Canada for few days and return to the US to finish my PhD. Once my PhD is over, I can move back to Canada.

Any information will be appreciated. Thanks !
 

mbaleine

Star Member
Mar 13, 2019
148
54
Of course you can. Living proof here. The only caveat is that currently EE-FSW draws appear to have been suspended.
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
65,457
9,129
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
Hello,

I'm on an F1 VISA doing my PhD in USA. Can I apply for a Canada PR now, and once approved, land in Canada for few days and return to the US to finish my PhD. Once my PhD is over, I can move back to Canada.

Any information will be appreciated. Thanks !
Depends on the length of your program. PR status has a residency requirements. You must live in Canada for 2 out of every 5 rolling years. Provided you can do that, no issues.