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USA to Canada for PR Card

mahamkd

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I will be traveling from USA to Canada in December. I have time till March next year to enter Canada and apply for a PR card. The issue is I only get 10 days off work. Is it possible to enter Canada and return without the card and have someone mail it to me instead to my address in USA?
 

Bs65

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Mar 22, 2016
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Sure you can do that and have someone mail or courier it to you, latter generally recommended Although do not make that obvious to CBSA at the border as they have been known to not accept to process for a soft landing, . If you have time and if a Mon/Frid you should try to apply for your SIN at a Service Canada location .
 

mahamkd

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Jun 25, 2019
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Sure you can do that and have someone mail or courier it to you, latter generally recommended Although do not make that obvious to CBSA at the border as they have been known to not accept to process for a soft landing, . If you have time and if a Mon/Frid you should try to apply for your SIN at a Service Canada location .
Is there a travel document I can get while I do not have a PR card?
 

lampbreaker

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Is there a travel document I can get while I do not have a PR card?
You don't even need 10 days. You can complete landing and return the same day.

You don't need PR card if traveling by road to Canada (after initial landing). If traveling by air, or commercial carrier, you can apply for PRTD. US Citizens don't need either.
 

mahamkd

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Jun 25, 2019
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You don't even need 10 days. You can complete landing and return the same day.

You don't need PR card if traveling by road to Canada (after initial landing). If traveling by air, or commercial carrier, you can apply for PRTD. US Citizens don't need either.
I am a student in USA. I am not sure how to obtain my card afterwards. Can you explain the process in detail?
 

Bs65

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You can only apply for a PR card whilst in Canada, no other option . So however you look at your original plan to have sent to a friends address and for them to mail/ courier to you is the only option. Immigration will not mail cards outside of Canada that has to be a friend or relative that can do that for you.

If you need to fly to Canada assuming you do not have a US passport you will need to get PRTD which can only be applied for from a few locations in US in your case. It may or may not be a multi entry one.

Alternatively you can cross the land border with your COPR and passport in hand.
 

adomanim

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Dec 28, 2019
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Hey everyone,

So as a bit of background, I'm presently in BC, Canada and have been a PR since 2010. I don't travel a whole lot, but I've had an emergency come up that requires me to leave the country (my fiance's father passed away; and we're to return his ashes to Japan).

Thing is, I need to be able to get back into the Canada and my PR card has expired. I'd put in for a renewal back in May but they're only just starting to snaptube telegram web process documents received then and I need to travel at the end of the month.
 
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canuck_in_uk

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Hey everyone,

So as a bit of background, I'm presently in BC, Canada and have been a PR since 2010. I don't travel a whole lot, but I've had an emergency come up that requires me to leave the country (my fiance's father passed away; and we're to return his ashes to Japan).

Thing is, I need to be able to get back into the Canada and my PR card has expired. I'd put in for a renewal back in May but they're only just starting to process documents received then and I need to travel at the end of the month.
Depending on how long you will be outside of Canada, you can apply for a PRTD; it can take weeks or longer.

The other option is to fly to the US and enter Canada at a land border.