Permanent residents living in Canada or abroad may encounter various challenges related to immigration laws. These challenges could include falling short of residency obligations, criminal convictions, divorce and separation, sponsoring a dependent or relative, applying for citizenship, and other legal issues. Our team of experienced immigration lawyers can provide professional legal assistance in all of these matters.
We can assist our clients in applying for a new PR card or renewing an expired one. To renew a PR card, an applicant must have lived in Canada for at least 730 days within the last five years, and these 730 days do not have to be continuous. In some cases, time spent outside of Canada may be counted towards the 730 days, such as when accompanying a Canadian citizen spouse.
Maintaining permanent resident status is governed by complex legal principles, and the expiration of a PR card does not necessarily mean that an individual has lost their permanent resident status. However, there are certain circumstances that could affect an individual's permanent resident status, including criminal charges or other offences, which could lead to deportation from Canada.
We understand the importance of maintaining permanent resident status and are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complex legal requirements associated with this status. Our team of immigration lawyers can provide guidance and support to help our clients maintain their permanent resident status and avoid potential issues that could lead to deportation from Canada.
If you are a permanent resident facing legal issues related to your status in Canada, contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you. Our team is here to provide you with the legal support you need to achieve your immigration goals and protect your rights as a permanent resident of Canada.
PERMANENT RESIDENT TRAVEL DOCUMENT (PRTD):
A Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD) is a document that authorizes a permanent resident of Canada to return to the country if they are outside of Canada and do not have a valid PR card, or if their PR card is lost or expired. The PRTD is usually only valid for a single entry.
To be eligible to apply for a PRTD, you must be a permanent resident of Canada, be outside of Canada, and plan to return to Canada by airplane, boat, train, or bus. In your application, you will need to demonstrate that you have met the requirements to maintain your permanent resident status in Canada.
If you plan to return to Canada from the United States via land border, you do not need a PRTD provided that you meet other conditions of being a permanent resident.
It is important to note that every individual in your family will need to submit a separate PRTD application.
Our team of experienced immigration lawyers can assist you with the PRTD application process, ensuring that your application is complete and accurate. We will work with you to gather all necessary documentation and evidence to support your application, including proof of your permanent resident status and other relevant materials.
If you are a permanent resident of Canada and need to travel outside the country without a valid PR card, contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in obtaining a PRTD and returning to Canada smoothly and efficiently.
Once an individual has lived in Canada for at least 1095 days (or three years) as a permanent resident within the five years prior to their citizenship application, they may be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship, provided they meet other legal requirements.
In addition to meeting the physical presence requirement, applicants for Canadian citizenship must also demonstrate knowledge of Canada's history, values, and institutions, meet language requirements, and pass a citizenship test, among other things. There are also certain statutory requirements that must be met, including good character, compliance with tax obligations, and no criminal history.
Our team of experienced immigration lawyers can assist individuals in meeting all of the necessary requirements for Canadian citizenship. We can provide guidance and support throughout the application process, from determining eligibility to gathering documentation and preparing a comprehensive application package.
We understand the importance of Canadian citizenship and the many benefits it offers, including the right to vote, access to Canadian passports, and protection from deportation. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in obtaining Canadian citizenship and enjoying all the privileges that come with it.
For further details, please visit Citizenship page.
In order to renew a PR card, you must be living in Canada for at least 730 days during the last five years. These 730 days do not need to be continuous.
A consultation session with our immigration lawyer involves a frank and detailed discussion about your case. At the end of the consultation we expect that you will clearly understand the appropriate pathway forward, potential time frames and costs associated with your application.
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