Renewing a Permanent Resident (PR) card with Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds can provide a viable option for individuals who are unable to meet the Residency obligation of 730 days in the last five years. This type of application allows individuals to present compelling arguments based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, which can potentially grant them an exception to the Residency obligation. While it is a discretionary process and not guaranteed, a well-constructed and persuasive H&C argument can significantly increase the chances of a successful PR card renewal.
One of the strongest arguments that can be presented in an H&C application is based on humanitarian grounds. This can include situations where an individual has faced extreme hardship or suffering that has prevented them from meeting the Residency obligation. For example, if an individual has experienced severe health issues, disabilities, or traumatic events that have made it impossible for them to be physically present in Canada, it can be a compelling argument for H&C consideration. Providing thorough documentation and evidence of the extent of the hardship, such as medical records or legal documents, can bolster the strength of the humanitarian argument.
Another persuasive argument that can be presented in an H&C application is based on compassionate grounds. This can include situations where an individual has family members in Canada who are dependent on them for care and support. For instance, if an individual is the primary caregiver for a family member with a serious medical condition or a child with special needs, and their absence from Canada would cause significant emotional, psychological, or financial distress to their family, it can be a compelling, compassionate ground for H&C consideration. Providing detailed information about the dependency and the impact of the individual’s absence on their family can strengthen the compassionate argument.
Furthermore, an H&C argument can also be based on other relevant factors, such as the best interests of a child. This can include situations where an individual has minor children who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and their absence from Canada would adversely affect the well-being and development of the child. Providing evidence of the child’s ties to Canada, such as school records or medical records, and explaining how the child’s best interests would be served by allowing the individual to renew their PR card can be a compelling argument in favor of the best interests of the child.
It is crucial to present a well-structured and persuasive H&C argument in the application. This includes clearly articulating the reasons why the individual should be granted an exception to the Residency obligation, providing compelling evidence, and addressing any potential concerns or objections that may arise during the assessment process.
Seeking professional assistance from an experienced immigration consultant or lawyer, such as Akrami & Associates, can be beneficial in preparing and presenting a strong H&C argument. They can provide expert advice on the most persuasive arguments, assist in gathering relevant evidence, and ensure that the application is meticulously prepared and submitted in compliance with immigration law and procedures. Furthermore, they can provide representation and advocacy in case of any complications or challenges during the application process, safeguarding the individual’s rights and interests.