If you are already applying for PR (and not waiting for an ITA), you will land (become permanent residents) long before your passports expire. You don’t need to do anything.
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Yes, you need to renounce your PR first. If you have not yet renounced your PR and it was never revoked then you are still technically a permanent resident and ineligible for Express Entry until you renounce it.
You must enter Canada before your PR visa expires. Upon landing your PR Card will be sent to the address in Canada you provide (such as your friend’s address). This is how it works. There’s no way of changing this process.
If the entry stamp into Canada is there from that crossing it should not make any difference.
Yes, you can both complete profiles. Whoever gets the Invitation to Apply should be the primary applicant.
You should be able to travel to and land in Canada as a permanent resident as long as you have both passports.
You have two choices:
- respond to the Invitation to Apply with an application for PR including dependants OR
- Do not respond to the Invitation to Apply and re-enter the pool as someone with dependants and hope you get another invitation to apply.
If you are not sure what to do, we suggest a consultation with a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant.
Well, the passports will be returned to your husband with visas in it, most likely, and then he will have to get the passport with its visa to you. If he doesn’t succeed it will be hard for you to show how the visa was lost in the mail… But hopefully this all works out. Once the passports are submitted, your husband should check in with IRCC at 1-8882-242-2100 on the status of the visas periodically to make sure everything is okay.
Unfortunately you cannot provide this information by phone, email or webform. You will have to provide both passports at the appointment.
You need to have legal status in your country of residence; in this case, the US. You can try to extend your US visa or you can try to get a visa to Canada, or you will have to return to your home country if your US visa expires before you are granted Canadian permanent residence.