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 I travel if I don’t have my PR card yet?
If you’re outside Canada and don’t have a valid PR card, you need a permanent resident travel document (PRTD) to return to Canada. You can only apply for a PRTD from outside Canada. If you try to return to Canada without a PR card or PRTD, you may not be able to take your flight, train, bus or boat to Canada.
How long does it take for PR card to arrive?
How long will I have to wait before I receive my PR Card? 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.
Can I travel while waiting 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.
How do I know if my PR card was 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 my PR card be mailed 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. … You can apply for your PR card when you return to Canada.
How soon you have to move to Canada after getting PR?
To keep your permanent resident status, you must have been in Canada for at least 730 days during the last five years.
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 I travel if my PR card expires in 2 months?
When your PR card expires, you can’t use it as a travel document. If your PR card will expire within six months, you should apply to renew your card. You need to be in Canada. If you’re re-entering Canada by commercial vehicle and have an expired PR card, get your PRTD to re-enter Canada.
Why is my PR card taking so long?
EXPECT LONG DELAYS
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.”
What happens after Canadian PR is approved?
If you are inside Canada at the time you are approved for Permanent Residence, and you have valid temporary status, you can either make an appointment for a permanent resident landing interview at the nearest office of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC); or you can leave Canada and re-enter either by …
Which countries can I travel with Canadian PR card?
A Canadian PR card holder may travel visa-free to the following countries if not already exempt:
- All Dutch Caribbean territories (90 days)
- Anguilla (maximum 3 months)
- Bahamas (90 days)
- Belize (30 days)
- Bermuda (maximum 6 months)
- British Virgin Islands (up to 6 months)
- Cayman Islands (60 days)