Permanent residence in Canada is something that is sought by many people all around the world. The status entitles you to receive lucrative benefits, not only for you but also for your family. In order to establish a safe and secure future for their family, many individuals put a lot of effort and investment into immigrating to Canada. And this proves to be a profitable deal. Canada is a place that offers endless employment opportunities for everyone.
What is a PR Card?
When you are awarded permanent residence in Canada, you are given a PR card. This is proof that you are now a permanent resident of Canada, and you can enjoy almost the same benefits as Canadian citizens do. With this card, you can travel as you wish and return back to Canada without any problems. If you are planning to immigrate to Canada and settle here permanently, then a PR card is something of prime importance to you. As long as you have a valid PR card, you can stay in Canada for as long as you wish, and you can move in and out of the country without any trouble.
What is the Validity of a PR Card?
The PR card is valid for five years. Permanent residents are different from Canadian citizens in that they still have some obligations that they must meet in order to continue their stay in Canada. Based on these requirements, the government of Canada decides whether or not to extend the permissibility of stay of the applicant. Though you enjoy almost the same benefits as a Canadian citizen, you must meet these obligations and must renew your PR card every five years.
My PR Card has Expired. How Can I Renew it?
It is important to note that you must apply for the renewal of your PR card at least six months before the validity date. This is to ensure that there is a margin in case there are processing delays. If you are unable to apply on time and your PR card expires, you can be in trouble. If your PR card expires while you are travelling outside Canada, you won’t be allowed entry into the country. Therefore, it is very important that you file your PR renewal application at least six months before its expiry date.
If your PR card is about to expire and you are considering renewing it, these are the steps that you need to follow:
Step 1: Contact us!
We will assess your situation and inform you of the documents needed to file a successful application.
Step2: Arrange Supporting Documents
A detailed, customized list of documents will be sent to you. These supporting documents are needed to give you the best possible chance of success. The documents prove that you have met all the requirements as a permanent resident and are, therefore, eligible for renewal. If you do not meet the requirements, these documents will inform the officer why you do not and why the officer should still grant you the PR card renewal. This is a very important part of the application. Many people who fail to submit proper evidence in support get their application refused.
Step3: Pay the Government Fees
You need to pay the fees for your PR card renewal. There is a form available that you must fill out and attach with your application. This form holds the information for the successful payment of fees.
Step 4: Submit the Documents
Once we have all the completed documents, we will prepare a thorough submission to the officer. This is your story to the officer. We will inform the officer why they should approve your application. Once we have completed the submission, we will file your application to the immigration office.
Caution: Preparing a PR card renewal application is a complex matter!
It may seem that it is quite an easy method to prepare your application and submit to the immigration office, but there are some inherent complexities. Many people fail to justify that they have met all the obligations of a permanent resident, resulting in a rejection of their case. You must consult an expert Canadian immigration representative if you are skeptical about your case.
We can Help You!
We have dealt with hundreds of immigration cases. We have helped our clients in their difficult situations and have guided them to draft a more effective application. We can help you draft your application and arrange the required documents. A well-planned and complete application will increase your likelihood of acceptance and will save you from hassle.
If you are worried about the legal fees, don’t be! Our goal is to help everyone that is interested in immigrating to Canada. Contact us, and we can provide numerous options for you. If you are still not sure, feel free to get back to us. We will review your case before you submit it to give you the best possible outcome.