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Residency Obligation: PR Holders : Confused

jo0503

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Aug 27, 2016
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Dear all,

We have received our PR cards (family) very recently in March 2019 post landing. After landing we had returned back to our home country and we are thinking to move permanently after 1 year, but we are in a confused state.

Does PR card holders need to re-enter CANADA with in 6 months in order to maintain their PR status ? Will there be any inquiry by Immigration officers related to our absence for the past one year ?

Experts in this forum, requesting help. Have anyone gone through a similar situation ?
 

zardoz

VIP Member
Feb 2, 2013
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Canada
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
16-02-2013
VISA ISSUED...
31-07-2013
LANDED..........
09-11-2013
Dear all,

We have received our PR cards (family) very recently in March 2019 post landing. After landing we had returned back to our home country and we are thinking to move permanently after 1 year, but we are in a confused state.

Does PR card holders need to re-enter CANADA with in 6 months in order to maintain their PR status ? Will there be any inquiry by Immigration officers related to our absence for the past one year ?

Experts in this forum, requesting help. Have anyone gone through a similar situation ?
No! There is no 6 months rule.
 

k.h.p.

VIP Member
Mar 1, 2019
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1,548
Canada
As long as you will still be able to meet the 730 days in your first five years, you are not yet in breach of your residency obligation.

There is no six month requirement.