I received PR status back in 2007 but because I stayed outside the Canada for more than 3 years, I have lost my PR Obligation. PR card is valid till 2012 though. I am now considering re-gaining by PR status (for good this time). I know there is an appeal process, but honestly I don't have any humanitiarian grounds to appeal on so basically the only option I can see right now I starting the PR application all over again. I'm fine with that except I wanted to know if its even possible? Does Canada let people re-apply after they have lost their old PR? Do they hold the inability to keep your PR obligation in the past against you when your re-apply? Has anyone had any experience with this procedure?