If you can get a visa to the US, you can return to Canada through the US and enter Canada by car with your COPR/Record of Landing.
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Yes, you should stay in Canada permanently and not apply for a new PR Card until you exceed the residency requirement. However, there is definitely a chance you will not be allowed in and your status will be revoked at the Port of Entry.
You have two options if the PR Cards don’t show up in time
- You can apply for Permanent Resident Travel Documents (PRTDs) while in the DR. These applications usually take 2-3 weeks so if you are not going for that long that is a problem.
- The other option is to change your return flight to the American city nearest your home in Canada. Everyone who doesn’t have their valid PR Cards needs to bring their COPRs/Records of Landing with them. You can then drive to Canada and cross the border with these documents instead of PR Cards.
You shouldn’t have trouble entering Canada if this is IRCC (formerly CIC) policy.
Yes but you will need some kind of photo ID to do so.
It only counts against your days in Canada if you spend the night outside of Canada. So any trips to the US where you don’t actually spend the night can be counted as days in Canada.
Renewing his passport must be done according to the rules of the country his passport is issued by. Without knowing what country, there’s no way we can answer that part of the question.
He can renew his PR Card without a valid passport if he can provide enough other documentation (including his recently expired passport or, better yet, the expired passport he landed on). Here is a checklist.
There shouldn’t be.
We’re not sure what you’re worried about. We would need more information from you to know whether or not there was something to be worried about.
Call IRCC at 1-888-242-2100 to check your application status.
If your PR Card will not be ready by the time you leave, you can try to get a PRTD before you leave, but you will need to know your hotel address. The processing time is usually 2-3 weeks.