expired PR card, please help

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Subject: expired PR card, please help
  hi there,

what are the steps that one can take if he has an expired PR card and is wanting to re-renter canada?

Im in the US right now, and my wife (who´s PR card is not yet expired) is with me. She can re-enter canada without a problem, but what about me? What do I need to do to enter canada and re-apply my PR card? Or should everything be done while Im outside? Please advice.

thanks for any help you can give me.


[03-01-2008,13:48]
[**.243.148.229]
mark
(in reply to: expired PR card, please help)
If you can retain your Pr status valid, then process is simple.

Go to the closest Canadian consulate and apply for a single entry immigrant visa for 50$. They´ll interview you and if satisfied with your status then will issue you the entry visa. Should be straight forward if your status is valid.

[03-01-2008,14:29]
[***.254.208.246]
Departed_Canadian
(in reply to: expired PR card, please help)
In Theory that is good advice but......Why have you been in the States for so long and are you a US citizen? Have you been in Canada for 730 days in this five year period and can you prove that. Have you ever established residency in Canada?

If CIC do not accept your story you could loose your PR status and not be allowed to return to fight to get it back. Before you start talking to them think!

Mark have you maintained a residence in Canada? Do you own property in the USA? Have you paid Canadian Income Taxes?

Mark you are suppose to be a PERMANENT RESIDENT but from the limited information you both appear to be a Permanent Residents of the United States of America.

Much more detail is required to answer this situation correctly then just a $50.00 bill to overcome this situation.

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com


[03-01-2008,15:09]
[**.158.52.214]
Roy
(in reply to: expired PR card, please help)
I suggested him the way to resolve his problem.

Whether he maintains the PR status upto him, which I also told, if he can establish that, yes, the deal is only $50.

[03-01-2008,15:14]
[***.254.208.246]
Departed_Canadian
(in reply to: expired PR card, please help)
"In Theory that is good advice but......Why have you been in the States for so long and are you a US citizen? Have you been in Canada for 730 days in this five year period and can you prove that. Have you ever established residency in Canada?"

Hi there,

Yes, I have already ´landed´ in canada and got my PR card. Im not a US citizen, but is only a ´visitor´ here in the US. I have been away (from CDA) for more than 5 years, for health reasons, and my PR card expired while I was in another country.

"If CIC do not accept your story you could loose your PR status and not be allowed to return to fight to get it back. Before you start talking to them think!

Mark have you maintained a residence in Canada? Do you own property in the USA? Have you paid Canadian Income Taxes?

Mark you are suppose to be a PERMANENT RESIDENT but from the limited information you both appear to be a Permanent Residents of the United States of America."

Sorry, for the limited explanation. I didnt mean to.

I am currently visiting my wife´s family here in the US (for the new years)... my wife had been in Canada for the last 5 years that I had been away. Her PR card is up to date - and mine is expired.

What I wanted... was to enter canada again, and renew my PR card from there. (since I think it´s impossible to do that while Im here in the US).

Thank you so much for the advice. If I may ask more... could you please advice me... on what options do I have, or what steps I can take - while Im here in San Francisco, so that I can re-enter canada again?

(I am assuming that presenting them an expired PR card will make huge problems for me when I land).

Btw, my wife is accompanying in my planned return trip.

Thanks so much

[03-01-2008,15:42]
[**.243.148.229]
mark
(in reply to: expired PR card, please help)
As told before, you MUST have to go through consulate.

If go to the Canadian border with the expired PR then they´ll deny your entry on the spot, without any word playing or checking or rebuking. By the law in your situation you have to take a single entry reentry visa for enetering. Nothing the border or immigration official can do.

Your only worry should be to estbalish your valid PR..like your Drivers license..Healthcard...reason for absense..any utility bills there...home lease or property docs...passport stamping showing entry/exit that may corroborate your min´s staying of 2 years..

[03-01-2008,15:52]
[***.254.208.246]
Departed_Canadian
(in reply to: expired PR card, please help)
Mark you have been out of Canada for five years!

How on earth did you maintain your marriage? Hold onto your wife she seems well worth it!

Under the former act being outside of Canada for health reasons was a valid reason to stay out in excess of 183 days but not with the IRPA.

I am assuming you two are intending to fly from San Fran to some city in Canada. I doubt they will allow you on the plane.

In my opinion it is highly unlikely that they will give you a one time visa to restablish your residency that probably never occurred.

Your wife is a PR and has maintained her residency so you could try the $50.00 route one time visa and if refused have her sponsor you overseas through your countries Visa Post. Be sure to have lots of evidence regarding your illness and hopefully your cured so you will pass a medical if needed.

Respect.

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com

[04-01-2008,10:05]
[**.55.217.81]
Roy
PR Card (in reply to: expired PR card, please help)
My PR card has expired and I sent in the paper work to renew it, but now I am back in Trinidad and I do not even have the expired PR card, but there was also a problem with my application and they want other information from me. What can I do. Please help?
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