- Mar 3, 2015
- Visa Office......
- Sydney, NS
- Job Offer........
- App. Filed.......
- Doc's Request.
- 30-Dec-2015 ReminderEmail(PCCs, NewPassport via cse 31-Dec-2015)
- SK 22-Apr-2015
- AOR Received.
- Med's Request
- Med's Done....
- Passport Req..
- 26-May-2016 (BGC In Progress 25-May-2016)
- VISA ISSUED...
- PP Reached Ottawa:27-May-2016, Received:10-Jun-2016
- PR: 09-Jul-2016, PR Card: 17-Aug-2016
I am not really sure if holidays will be exempted. The guys sitting at both border wont even tell us if we are eligible as they know less on it.What’s cobsidered continuous residency? I will soon complete 3 years in Canada, half of it as a PR. But I spent a month abroad in holidays, visiting family?
Would I need to stay 3 years in Canada without ever visiting relatives abroad?
So its better to apply and see what happens as you dont have choice or nothing to loose(in one way that they will return the cheque as i applied via paper - but not sure if they would refund for online application).
As they returned my application with the rejection reason in a letter (i had break of 8 months in another country), then i stayed for 1 more year to make sure i had 3 continuous years before i applied.
My colleague did not face this issue with international short vacations to his home country as i am sure that he was not here in this region for continuous 3 years. Keep in mind that i dont know if he mentioned the short trip and dont know if he had mentioned the foreign address of that trip in the list of addresses. So apply for it and see your luck to know the exact rule to know if we are exempted.