Living in Canada with a Green Card. Do I need a Reentry Permit?
Canadian Reentry Permit Question
Hi. I live in Canada and have a green card commuter status that expires in mid July of this year. I lost my job this year. In order to keep my status, I should either move to the US or find a job within six months. It’s very difficult to get a new job in the current economy, and it’s even more difficult to move to the US because the house market is also so bad that I can’t sell mine. I’m stuck and time is running out. I heard that I may apply for a reentry permit so I can buy myself more time to find a job without losing my status. Is this true? Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.
Should you apply for a Reentry Permit?
If you are unable to move to the US and establish residency, then you should apply for a Reentry Permit. Remember that you will have to apply for one from within the US and then wait for a decision which could take a few months. You have to justify why you are unable to reside in the US at this time and that your absence from the US is temporary. I do not think difficulty in finding a job in the US or in Canada will suffice. In your case, a decision will have to be made: either move to the US or potentially abandon your Green Card.
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