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If you have a permanent resident card, you know that it is an important document that allows you to re-enter Canada should you leave it. All PR cards have expiration dates that must be renewed accordingly. The problem many people face when they realize that their PR card has expired while they are outside of Canada, is that you have to be in Canada to renew it.
If your permanent resident card expires while you are outside of Canada, you cannot gain entry to Canada. So what can you do in this situation? Don’t worry, there are steps you can take. There is an option for you.
If your PR card expired while you are outside of the Canada, you need to your closest Canadian consulate and apply for a travel document. This document will allow you to return to Canada and renew your permanent resident card.
If you cannot prove that you meet residency requirements, or if you need assistance in obtaining a travel document, you should speak with a licensed immigration attorney as soon as possible. We are here to help. With over 15 years experience, we can assist you if your PR card has expired while you are outside of Canada. Give us a call!
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