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USACanada

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I will be staying in Seattle (USA) for a few months and will return to Vancouver (Canada).
I will drive back to Vancouver.
My PR card expired, but I work in Canada and meet the residency requirement.
Do I need to apply for PRTD in Seattle? Can I return to Canada with an expired PR card?
 
 

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I will be staying in Seattle (USA) for a few months and will return to Vancouver (Canada).
I will drive back to Vancouver.
My PR card expired, but I work in Canada and meet the residency requirement.
Do I need to apply for PRTD in Seattle? Can I return to Canada with an expired PR card?
You can enter with an expired PR card. No need for a PRTD.
 

canuck78

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I will be staying in Seattle (USA) for a few months and will return to Vancouver (Canada).
I will drive back to Vancouver.
My PR card expired, but I work in Canada and meet the residency requirement.
Do I need to apply for PRTD in Seattle? Can I return to Canada with an expired PR card?
If you have proof of your PR card renewal I would also bring that to show that at the border.
 

kathysrazor

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You can return with no documents at all, or even just a US license, because your status does not depend on the documents.

You're likely going to end up in secondary no matter what you bring, and an expired PR card is better than most other alternatives. With the COVID measures, nearly everyone's going into secondary anyway, so there's little practical difference. With a PR card, you save them having to look up your UCI, which takes a few seconds.

In normal times, an expired PR card with a statement that one has applied for renewal will sometimes get you through primary and avoid secondary.
 
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Ashh6222

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so can i travel to USA and then reenter Canada with expired PR Card , i have already applied for renewal for PR CARD but its taking time and i want to travel to USA in june
 
 

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so can i travel to USA and then reenter Canada with expired PR Card , i have already applied for renewal for PR CARD but its taking time and i want to travel to USA in june
Enter Canada with expired PR card by walking or driving only
 
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canuck78

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so can i travel to USA and then reenter Canada with expired PR Card , i have already applied for renewal for PR CARD but its taking time and i want to travel to USA in june
Where are you coming from? If from outside the US you must get another PCR test within 72 hours of your entry into Canada in the US before you can enter Canada.
 

iamdollydot

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Nov 9, 2021
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I will be staying in Seattle (USA) for a few months and will return to Vancouver (Canada).
I will drive back to Vancouver.
My PR card expired, but I work in Canada and meet the residency requirement.
Do I need to apply for PRTD in Seattle? Can I return to Canada with an expired PR card?
Hello! Is there any update on this? did you end up going to the border?