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admodi86

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I am in India and my pr card is in toronto. One of my friends is flying back to India soon. Is it fine if I ask him to collect it for me? can it cause me issues when i return back to Toronto? or to the people whom it was mailed? is it illegal in anyway?
 

canuck78

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I am in India and my pr card is in toronto. One of my friends is flying back to India soon. Is it fine if I ask him to collect it for me? can it cause me issues when i return back to Toronto? or to the people whom it was mailed? is it illegal in anyway?
If it was sent to his/her address yes you can. He/She should keep it in the envelope that it was received in and not in his/her wallet. If you have to pick it up from CIC your friend will not be able to pick it up.
 

ryeCatcher

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If it was sent to his/her address yes you can. He/She should keep it in the envelope that it was received in and not in his/her wallet. If you have to pick it up from CIC your friend will not be able to pick it up.
Is there any place where this is documented.
With current PR card wait times I may need my cousin to carry it with them, and I can't find any official guidance about mailing or carrying PR card for a friend.
 

canuck78

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Is there any place where this is documented.
With current PR card wait times I may need my cousin to carry it with them, and I can't find any official guidance about mailing or carrying PR card for a friend.
No it isn’t written anywhere. It is a work around people use.
 

subodhp

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I am in India and my pr card is in toronto. One of my friends is flying back to India soon. Is it fine if I ask him to collect it for me? can it cause me issues when i return back to Toronto? or to the people whom it was mailed? is it illegal in anyway?
Many people routinely hand-carry or mail it across before traveling using it. It is not officially recommended by authorities and you are not going to find any documentation for this