Retaining PR Status

Old Nov 18th 2007, 9:31 pm
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I think I know the answer, but would appreciate the interpretation from others on the forum regarding this question.

We now have our PR, but for personal reasons are unable to move just yet. We have to land before June next year, so would like to go over, 'land' and return to the UK to sort out various issues. ie go for a holiday and take the opportunity to land, then return.

Assuming we do this, when ultimately would we have to move to Canada in order to maintain PR status ?

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Old Nov 19th 2007, 1:08 am
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Yes you can do that, and many people do. You have to maintain 2 years in Canada out of every 5 years. So if you landed tomorrow technically you wouldn't have to move to Canada full time until 20 November 2010 (and then never leave again over the next two years). But obviously that is cutting it fine and isn't what you want to achieve. So the real answer is yes you can land, leave and return many months later permanently.
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Yes you can do that, and many people do. You have to maintain 2 years in Canada out of every 5 years. So if you landed tomorrow technically you wouldn't have to move to Canada full time until 20 November 2010 (and then never leave again over the next two years). But obviously that is cutting it fine and isn't what you want to achieve. So the real answer is yes you can land, leave and return many months later permanently.
once you land , is there a qualifying time before returning to the uk for whatever reason?.
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No, you can turn right round without leaving the airport if you wish.

If you have a passport from a non visa waiver country you might want to stick around long enough for your PR card to arrive, otherwise you face the hassle of obtaining a travel document to re-enter canada later on, but if you are from the UK, even that formality is not really required.
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