PR and Pregnancy?

Old Jun 22nd 2009, 8:00 pm
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Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone would be able to answer me a question. We were recently granted PR got the visas on 30 April 2009 . We are heading out to Vancouver this November to land and activate the visas however, due to having to sell the house and also we have decided to keep out little girl in school here until next June, we will be landing in November for 2 weeks and then heading back to the UK until we move permanently next year.

Anyway, the question I am wanting to ask is this. If say by next March/April I am pregnant would have I to inform them of that fact when we land again in June and would it put our PR at risk??? Just a little confused and wondered if anyone could answer my question. Any help at all appreciated. Thanks ZWogan
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Old Jun 22nd 2009, 8:11 pm
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If the hypothetical child is to be born in Canada, then no, you dont need to inform them. If its born in the UK then you have the headache of having to get paperwork, with the complication that the child cant come to canada until thats done, so presumably at least one parent has to remain to.

All in all much easier to arrange to be in Canada for the birth...but bare in mind many airlines have a cut off date for pregnant women flying in the third trimester too, and some provinces have a three month wait for medical insurance to kick in, so dont wait too long to come over under those hypothetical circumstances.

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Old Jun 22nd 2009, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by iaink View Post
If the hypothetical child is to be born in Canada, then no, you dont need to inform them. If its born in the UK then you have the headache of having to get paperwork, with the complication that the child cant come to canada until thats done, so presumably at least one parent has to remain to.

All in all much easier to arrange to be in Canada for the birth...but bare in mind many airlines have a cut off date for pregnant women flying in the third trimester too, and some provinces have a three month wait for medical insurance to kick in, so dont wait too long to come over under those hypothetical circumstances.
Thank you for this. Yes was wanting the baby to be born in Canada. Just didn't want to head back to Canada and then be told that I couldn't because I was pregnant but obviously not. Great news. Thank you. Will also take into consideration what you said about the flying part and and the medical information.
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If it puts your mind at rest, I just activated my PR (we already lived in Canada on work permits) and I'm visibly pregnant. Nobody questioned it at all.
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If the hypothetical child is to be born in Canada, then no, you dont need to inform them. If its born in the UK then you have the headache of having to get paperwork, with the complication that the child cant come to canada until thats done, so presumably at least one parent has to remain to.
with the complication that the child cant come to canada until thats done
I think that is wrong.

If you have PR in Canada, and have the child in the UK (for example), then your child would not automatically have PR. But it could enter Canada with the parent(s) and the parents could then do either an in-Canada or out-of-Canada application for PR. The child might have to have their visa extended while waiting for PR, but could stay.

The child would also not be covered by provincial health insurance and so might require private health insurance until after it got PR.

See http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=616263

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I think that is wrong.

If you have PR in Canada, and have the child in the UK (for example), then your child would not automatically have PR. But it could enter Canada with the parent(s) and the parents could then do either an in-Canada or out-of-Canada application for PR. The child might have to have their visa extended while waiting for PR, but could stay.

The child would also not be covered by provincial health insurance and so might require private health insurance until after it got PR.

See http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=616263

Im just going by what Ive seen in the immigration forum many times. A newborn child, born outside canada to parents with PR is not automatically covered by the existing application and new paperwork and a medical exam will be required.

As the baby has obvious ties to canada through the parents, its generally accepted that they will not be admitted as a visitor in the mean time (obvious overstay risk if application is unsuccessful for some reason), so that leaves at least one parent having to care for the child outside canada until approval is rubber-stamped.

The thread you linked to is a slightly different situation where the children are already admited under (presumably a parents) temporary resident status, they already are in the system, a newborn wont be...

Im not saying this is definitley the case, but its something prospective parents should be aware of, and Ive seen posts on several occasions along those lines. Might not apply where the child has a visa waiver passport, but that in itself can take months to arrange, waiting for the original birth certificate and for the passport application to go through. All in all much easier to give birth in Canada.

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...hlight=newborn
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...hlight=newborn

etc.

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