Re: Is my immigration paper still valid????
- When you stay outside of Canada longer than the period required to
retain PR status(183 days out of a year), there is a presumption that
operates - that you intended to abandon your permanent residence.
With the new law that came into effect, there are different residency
requirements for retaining PR.
You would have to provide evidence to prove otherwise, that you
intended to return. They would want to know what attempts you made
to prepare for your return in the time period you were outside Canada.
The fact that you have not entered Canada since 1995 would weigh
heavily against an appeal. However, I don't know all the facts of
your case so an appeal may not be out of the question.
--- In immigrationcanada@y..., "haarissal" <haarissal@h...> wrote:
> I was granted permanent residence to canada in July 1993 and made a
> couple of subsequent trips there every 6 months for a couple of
> years. However, i was not able to move to canada at the time and
> back to my homeland and have not entered canada since 1995. I would
> like to move to canada now. Is my immigration paper still valid or
> i have to apply for immigration again or do i just appeal my case.
> How does an appeal work if that's what's needed??? Can i enter
> on the old paper? By the way, my wife and kids did move to canada
> obtained citizenship but are no longer living in Canada. How do we
> move to canada now?