This is a question for a friend of mine. He was in "refugee claimant" then "protected person" status for almost five years. After 23 months of suffering and long waiting, he recently got approved for PR. He is originally from Syria. Now, he is waiting to receive his PR card by mail. It's been over 5 years he didn't see his family (a mother & 3 siblings) in Syria, they live in a safer area around the boarders with Lebanon. He wants to take the risk and see them, and possibly bringing them with him as refugee claimants or sponsorship. Question: Since he is now a PR holder. Can he travel or visit his home country with his original country passport? Does that mean anything to his PR status in Canada since he used to be a protected person??