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Subject: Citizenship questions for Roy, Sharon, the experts
  I entered Canada in 2003 and my PR card expires in December 2008. Due to personal reasons I had to stay out of Canada for a long time and instead of the 1095 days(3 years) that I have to stay to apply for citizenship I will be able to stay only about 750 days(about 2 years) up to December 2008(the date of expiration of my PR card). I understand I have to renew my PR card before I can apply for my citizenship. Now I have 3 questions here

1. Under these circumstances for how long is the new PR card renewed.
2. Is it difficult to get the renewal? And what are the conditions, if any?
3. If I apply for a renewal do I have to stay for another 3 years again OR just stay for the remaining 345 days (1095 less 750) to apply for my citizenship.

Would appreciate your reply.Thank you.

Anonymous



[06-11-2008,02:34]
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Anonymous
(in reply to: Citizenship questions for Roy, Sharon, the experts)
I would never call myself an expert because that would be a violation of CSIC code of conduct. You need to research what the regulations say regarding residency.

What your facing is what 100,000 others are facing. Many parents immigrated to Canada with their children then either one or the other went back to their home country to run their business or work for their previous employer.

Now if they were working for themselves...............

http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/showdoc/cr/SOR-2002-227/bo-ga:l_5-gb:l_2//en#anchorbo-ga:l_5-gb:l_2 Part 5 Divison Two found here explains ways around the system.

Since this is a PUBLIC forum and Anonymous may be any one LOL since the name, read 61 because there is a way around the residency requirements.

The work force now a days is so global in their movement that you might be excused if their is logic in your arguement.

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com

[06-11-2008,08:32]
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Roy
(in reply to: Citizenship questions for Roy, Sharon, the experts)

Ah right,

1. Under these circumstances for how long is the new PR card renewed.

You are renewing your card NOT your status. Usually the card is valid for 5 years.

2. Is it difficult to get the renewal? And what are the conditions, if any?

No it is not diffcult, just apply for a renewal. The only problem you may face if applicable is if you don´t meet the minimum residency requirement in Canada.

3. If I apply for a renewal do I have to stay for another 3 years again OR just stay for the remaining 345 days (1095 less 750) to apply for my citizenship.

Again, you are renewing your card NOT your status. You need a minimum of 1095 days in Canada in order to apply for citizenship. However, make sure that you are not under the risk of loosing your status due to a lack of time in Canada as a PR.

More information at www.cic.gc.ca

Cheers,

Bill

[06-11-2008,12:41]
[***.34.111.122]
Bill
(in reply to: Citizenship questions for Roy, Sharon, the experts)
First of all, your of 5 year period was started the date you landed in Canada, NOT the day of your PR card expiration. Don´t mix this 2. Not necessarily this 2 dates may converge. Example, my wife landed in May, but her PR card expiry date was Novemver as there were some error in her PR card processing due to the sloppy POE works. So, to calculate your min´m residency of 2 years, compute the clock from the day of your landing +5 years.

There is no regulation to mandate renewal of PR card for citizenship. If you don´t have to leave Canada, then no need to renew the PR card. It´s upto you.

PR card renewal is a straight forward case; if you maintain the residency requirements correctly.

BUT, keep in mind that the min´m 3 years staying for Citizenship has to be 3 years out of the last 4 years (from the day you apply). It can´t be like 2 years in your first 5 years and then 1 year in the next 5 years or any other combination like that.

You can apply for a PR card and if your status is valid then will be given the card within 3-3.5 months, you have to pick that yourself, none can pick it or can´t be mailed. Then if you wish to have the citizenship then have to stay physically in Canada to complete your min´m 3 years out of last 4 years.

[06-11-2008,15:10]
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