Renew Your PR Card in Edmonton

Residents of Edmonton or any other city in Canada who wish to renew their permanent resident card should do so at least three months before it expires. This is because it is very important that you always have a valid permanent resident card, otherwise you will not be able to re-enter Canada after traveling abroad and will have no proof of status while you are in Canada. 

When renewing your permanent resident card in Edmonton

Renewing your permanent resident card in Canada involves submitting an application package consisting of an application for a permanent resident card as well as several supporting documents. An immigration officer will review your application, and after doing so will determine if your application is approved or not.

One reason your application could be denied is that you have not met the residency requirement for permanent resident status. What the residency requirement is, is a minimum required physical presence in Canada of two years. In other words, you’ve got to be physically present, living in Canada for two years out of each five-year permanent residency term and be able to prove it.

If you cannot meet this residency requirement, your permanent resident status could be at risk. However, if you have a very good reason for not being able to meet this obligation there is a chance that you could make humanitarian and compassionate arguments in your defence. Please note that this is a difficult process and the end decision will still be up to an immigration officer, so if you know you have not met the residency requirement it is advisable that you contact an immigration lawyer for help immediately.

Permanent resident card lawyers in Edmonton

We are a team of immigration lawyers who handle permanent resident card applications and renewal applications on a daily basis. We know what visa officers are looking for, and how to make sure your application doesn’t have any avoidable mistakes or omissions that could result in your application’s denial. Even if you have special circumstances or a difficult situation like being outside of Canada when your permanent resident card expires or you need your permanent resident card as soon as humanly possible, we can help.

Please contact us at the phone number above, and we can answer any permanent resident card or other Canadian immigration questions you may have.

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