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Residency Obligation

sanahuq

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Feb 19, 2021
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Hello guys,

I have a question related to residency obligation.

Our PR cards are expiring in April 2021. We moved to Canada in May 2019. I want to apply for PR renewal.

If I apply before expiry i.e. April 2021, then 730 days will not be completed. My question is should I still apply before expiry or shall I wait to hit 730 days.

One more thing, how likely is it that the renewal gets rejected.

Thanks
 

scylla

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Jun 8, 2010
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Hello guys,

I have a question related to residency obligation.

Our PR cards are expiring in April 2021. We moved to Canada in May 2019. I want to apply for PR renewal.

If I apply before expiry i.e. April 2021, then 730 days will not be completed. My question is should I still apply before expiry or shall I wait to hit 730 days.

One more thing, how likely is it that the renewal gets rejected.

Thanks
Wait until you hit at least 730 days.

As long as you wait until you have at least 730 days then renewal should be approved.

Do not apply before 730 days.
 

Buletruck

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May 18, 2015
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Wait till you are compliant plus a decent buffer. Applying while you are not in compliance is guaranteed to, at a minimum, draw additional scrutiny and revocation at worst.
 

sanahuq

Newbie
Feb 19, 2021
2
0
Wait until you hit at least 730 days.

As long as you wait until you have at least 730 days then renewal should be approved.

Do not apply before 730 days.
Thank you, appreciated.

One more question please, we became PR in Apr 2016 however our PRCs were issued in Jul 2019 so they are valid till Jul 2021.

Can I say that when we will be applying for renewal in May 2021 (once 730+ days reached) our PRCs would still be valid or it works from the date you become PR? so technically in May 2021 our PR would be expired but PRCs would be valid (sorry its confusing)

I know that it works from the day you become PR but not really sure about it because its really pops up questions in my mind that how come PR is expired but PRC is valid.
 

canuck78

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Jun 18, 2017
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Thank you, appreciated.

One more question please, we became PR in Apr 2016 however our PRCs were issued in Jul 2019 so they are valid till Jul 2021.

Can I say that when we will be applying for renewal in May 2021 (once 730+ days reached) our PRCs would still be valid or it works from the date you become PR? so technically in May 2021 our PR would be expired but PRCs would be valid (sorry its confusing)

I know that it works from the day you become PR but not really sure about it because its really pops up questions in my mind that how come PR is expired but PRC is valid.
Think you are getting confused between PR status and PR card. You have PR status and when your PR card expires you will still have PR status. You are allowed to work without a valid PR card because you still have PR status. You do need a valid PR card to fly into Canada. You can apply to renew your PR card after your current PR card has expired with no problem as long as you have been in Canada for over 730 days in the past 5 years. You will need to continue to meet the 730 days in the past 5 years on any day to retain your PR status. I would suggest you apply to renew when you have at a minimum a 2 month buffer. The big issue will be travel. When you don't have a valid PR card, travel becomes more difficult. If you are compliant with your RO when you are abroad you can apply for a PRTD to return to Canada by air if you don't have a valid PR card. You can use your expired PR card or COPR to cross at a land border but must meet your RO on the day you are entering Canada.