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Old Jan 21st 2011, 12:43 pm
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Hi guys,

Just a simple question: I might leave the country for a week back home (holidays, and I have to sort some things back there), however I have not received my PR card yet.

Would that be a problem? The girl I spoke with at the immigration services bureau gave me confusing answers, and I'm not sure now. I'm coming back obviously.

Any idea?

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Old Jan 21st 2011, 1:32 pm
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Look for the wiki on the PR card, or the countless other threads on this topic. I cant be bothered to type it all in again.
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Old Jan 22nd 2011, 6:14 pm
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Extensively discussed:
http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Perman...nt_Card-Canada
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Old Feb 2nd 2011, 9:59 pm
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Ok thanks guys,

But I'm not British, I'm French, does that apply to me as well?

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Old Feb 3rd 2011, 1:56 am
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Any ideas?

I'm hearing lots of confusing answers on the forums I read, and this is getting quite urgent - will ring the immigration services tomorrow morning anyway.

Thanks a mil for all the help you can give me guys
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Old Feb 3rd 2011, 3:20 am
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Any ideas?

I'm hearing lots of confusing answers on the forums I read, and this is getting quite urgent - will ring the immigration services tomorrow morning anyway.
Who will simply read out the CIC website to you.

What precisely is not clear with the article you have been suggested to read (post #3 )? You must be aware that the French passport is also visa waiver.

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So would you say to go ahead and chance it anyway?
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So would you say to go ahead and chance it anyway?
Did you read the article?

Who are you flying with?
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Originally Posted by FrancoisDublin
So would you say to go ahead and chance it anyway?
I'm in exactly the same situation, I landed today and asked the Immigration Officer who processed me and he said the same as this quote from the website:-

If you do not have your PR card with you, the IO may have to spend an extra couple of minutes searching for your name in a computer database, but that's about the worst thing that can happen (if you're a British citizen).

So it'll be fine!
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