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Renew PR card 1 year before expiry

fr72

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I had a consultation for my citizenship with a Toronto based immigration lawyer and he told me I can renew my PR card 1 year before it expires. I told him that the CIC website says we can only do so 9 months before expiry but he insisted that we can do it 1 yr before. Is the CIC website outdated? Is this some kind of inside knowledge or does this lawyer have no clue?

I would really like to get it done ASAP.
 

Bs65

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I had a consultation for my citizenship with a Toronto based immigration lawyer and he told me I can renew my PR card 1 year before it expires. I told him that the CIC website says we can only do so 9 months before expiry but he insisted that we can do it 1 yr before. Is the CIC website outdated? Is this some kind of inside knowledge or does this lawyer have no clue?

I would really like to get it done ASAP.
Seems pretty clear 9 months or less validity left. Guess nothing to stop anybody trying one year out but could worst case be returned.

https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=057&top=10
 
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canuck78

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I had a consultation for my citizenship with a Toronto based immigration lawyer and he told me I can renew my PR card 1 year before it expires. I told him that the CIC website says we can only do so 9 months before expiry but he insisted that we can do it 1 yr before. Is the CIC website outdated? Is this some kind of inside knowledge or does this lawyer have no clue?

I would really like to get it done ASAP.
Would switch lawyers if they don’t know this.
 

Copingwithlife

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I had a consultation for my citizenship with a Toronto based immigration lawyer and he told me I can renew my PR card 1 year before it expires. I told him that the CIC website says we can only do so 9 months before expiry but he insisted that we can do it 1 yr before. Is the CIC website outdated? Is this some kind of inside knowledge or does this lawyer have no clue?

I would really like to get it done ASAP.
If you could renew it prior to one year , it would say that . Think your lawyer has no clue
 

canuck_in_uk

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I had a consultation for my citizenship with a Toronto based immigration lawyer and he told me I can renew my PR card 1 year before it expires. I told him that the CIC website says we can only do so 9 months before expiry but he insisted that we can do it 1 yr before. Is the CIC website outdated? Is this some kind of inside knowledge or does this lawyer have no clue?

I would really like to get it done ASAP.
Why are you bothering to see a lawyer about applying for citizenship? It's a pretty basic process.

Stupidity, not inside knowledge.
 

21Goose

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Yeah, drop this lawyer. Citizenship is a simple process and you shouldn't need a lawyer.