Quick Answer: Can I leave Canada while waiting for PR card?

Asking if one can travel while waiting for PR Card is a common question amongst immigrants to Canada. The simple answer to this is yes. You can still travel out of Canada while waiting for your PR Card to be processed. Usually, the PR Card is required of travelers at the border while returning to Canada from a trip.

Can you travel outside Canada after applying for PR?

If your new PR card isn’t ready before you leave, you can still travel but you need a permanent resident travel document (PRTD) to return to Canada by commercial vehicle. You can only apply for a PRTD from outside Canada.

How long does it take for the Canadian PR card to arrive?

Generally, it takes about 45 days to process PR cards for new permanent residents once IRCC receives a complete application package from individuals who have fulfilled their residency requirements. Applications for renewed PR Cards generally take 104 days.

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Can I mail PR card outside Canada?

We do not mail PR cards outside of Canada. If you need to return to Canada and your PR card has expired or been lost or stolen, you will need to apply for a permanent resident travel document. It is only valid for one re-entry. You can apply for your PR card when you return to Canada.

Can I quit my job while waiting for PR?

Yes, you can. Only the time prior to your application counts.

How do I know if my PR Card has been mailed?

On or about: The date you “never received your PR Card” is the date your card was issued. You can find out the date by checking your application status at cic.gc.ca or by calling IRCC and asking when it was issued. You should have already checked the date your card was issued before completing this form.

Can I track my first PR Card?

You can check current processing times for permanent resident cards (PR cards). If you need your card sooner, you can apply for urgent processing. If you aren’t eligible, we will process your application normally. See also processing times questions.

Why is my PR Card taking so long?


In a response to CTV News’ request for information, IRCC blames the COVID-19 pandemic for the increase in processing times for PR cards “as not all staff have access to the offices.” … “The current priority is to complete the PR applications (landings) of applicants who are already in Canada.”

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Is it legal to courier PR card?

It’s perfectly legal. Only risk is if courier loses your package, it will be a big hassle.

Can my friend courier my PR card to me abroad?

Ultimately though consensus is that it is not illegal to mail or courier a card to someone outside Canada.

How can Canadian PR stay outside Canada?

The basic requirement to maintain your status as a permanent resident in Canada is simple. You must be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days within a 5-year period. This means that you can spend a total of up to 3 years outside of Canada during a 5-year period.

Can we change job after AOR?

AOR Received. DelPiero07 said: Changing jobs does not affect your eligibility and therefore cannot lead to rejection. Therefore, whether you inform IRCC or not of this new job is completely irrelevant.

Can I change employer during PR application?

If you have a valid open work permit, you can change employers at any time. … These restrictive immigration rules force migrant care workers to stay in bad jobs because it is difficult to find an employer with an LMIA or we are worried about our PR application.