No, your change of address should have no affect on your ability to travel to the US.
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Honestly we don’t know the answer to this question. It’s possible that it’s acceptable as numerous new permanent residents do not have permanent addresses when they land.
Yes, you can do that. This is not what Canada had in mind when it granted you PR status but there’s nothing to stop you from doing it.
The easiest way to do this is to move back to Canada before submitting the sponsorship application.
If, for some reason, that is not an option, owning property in Canada, and creating an itinerary – including purchased tickets – for travel to Canada, and arranging employment are options. However, it is unlikely these will be acceptable. Most sponsorship applications where the Canadian citizen is abroad are refused.
The simplest solution would likely be to change your name on your Canadian passport if you want to change your name on your UK passport. If Her Majesty’s Passport Office will not issue your passport with an initial, there doesn’t seem to be much else you can do.
There shouldn’t be, but be sure to have an explanation ready at the interview when they ask you why.
If you travel to Cuba without a PR Card, you’ll have to do one of two things to return to Canada:
- Get a PR Travel Document (PRTD) in Cuba, which takes 2-3 weeks
- Fly to the US and drive across the Canadian border with your Record of Landing.
If you have both “landed” you have become permanent residents and should have received PR Cards. Your PR Card is important whereas your COPR is not; you should put your COPR in a safe place as you do not need to use it for anything. You can ignore the expiry date on your COPR if you have landed already.
You need to renew your PR Card every five years when it expires. At that point, you need to have met the requirements of permanent residence but, if you don’t, your status has to be revoked, it will not just expired.
You need a PR Card to travel outside of Canada by plane, train or cruise ship. If you merely drive to the US and back, you can use your landing paper to re-enter Canada.
If you do not travel internationally, you might only need your PR Card if some government agency or company requires proof of status and will not accept a landing paper.
Otherwise, you do not need a PR Card.
You will need to prove your identity (with your passport) and you will need to provide a Statement in Lieu of a Certificate of Non Impediment to Marriage Abroad from Canada.