As long as you are in Canada, you do not need to worry about the six months validity rule.
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If you have PR – i.e. you landed – you can sponsor them.
If you didn’t land either, you will all have to start from scratch.
You would answer “No” as you can only get points for living family members.
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.
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.