Coming back to Canada with an expired PR card?
In a situation here and trying to prep should the worst case scenario happen. My wife has a PR card that expires on Feb 18th, the issue is, we are going back to Japan (her Citizenship country) from Feb 7th to 27th. We sent out for a renewal on Dec 7th (just before leaving for a week to Mexico) as I didn't even realize it was due for renewal already with multiple trips we had, and only clued in when checking in online for my Mexico trip that it's expiring soon. We sent in the renewal and hoping that it will arrive on time before we leave, but if it doesn't, what then? We will definitely still be going to Japan, I'm just worried about coming back if the new card doesn't arrive before we leave. I am sure once we are in Canada, we can show our online status for the PR renewal (which still hasn't updated despite FedEx tracking showing it was delivered Dec 11th) with additional documentation and they will let us in, but what about boarding the plane in Japan. I believe it's the airline that is going to be the biggest struggle. My wife's Japanese citizenship grants her Visa Free travel to Canada, so she could come here as a tourist, but since she has PR they will ask for her PR card, and I believe she has to present it and can't state she is a tourist. Has anyone been in a similar situation?
My parents will be able to check my mail for the 3 weeks I am away, and would be able to mail the PR card to Japan express, but that takes 5 business days, so who knows if it will ever arrive on time before we have to leave Japan. My wife will be travelling with me the whole time and I am a Canadian citizen, if that matters at all.