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MY PR Card is expired can I come back to Canada?

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  • Jun 26th, 2017 6:10 pm
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Jun 17, 2017
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MY PR Card is expired can I come back to Canada?

I am a polish citizen and have applied for my 2nd permanent resident card. It seems as though I will not get my card in time for travel date of July 11.
I am wondering if I will be able to return to Canada if I leave, do I need to apply for a travel document or could I just enter the country with my polish passport?
Can I leave while my permanent card is in processing ?

Thanks for answering my questions
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Jun 5, 2013
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you can leave if your PR is under process but under these circumstances if you can provide them with your ticket details, they can fast track it and have it to you before you leave. You must have the PR or other document issued from Immigration to re-enter Canada...
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carolinkaa wrote:
Jun 18th, 2017 9:15 pm
I am a polish citizen and have applied for my 2nd permanent resident card. It seems as though I will not get my card in time for travel date of July 11.
I am wondering if I will be able to return to Canada if I leave, do I need to apply for a travel document or could I just enter the country with my polish passport?
Can I leave while my permanent card is in processing ?

Thanks for answering my questions
Odd that you should come to a consumer deals forum and a travel forum for your first post instead of calling the Canadian Embassy?
You may get answers here but the official response will come from the Embassy.
Is it solipsistic here? Or is it just me?
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Will have to disagree with some posts here. My spouse was in a same situation(same citizenship) and we left Canada while her application was processing. We had copies of the application + receipt on hand when we returned and she was allowed to enter. I can't say coming back was smooth as butter with CBSA but it worked. A lot depends on the agent and how he decides to proceed with you.
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koleso wrote:
Jun 26th, 2017 5:20 pm
Will have to disagree with some posts here. My spouse was in a same situation(same citizenship) and we left Canada while her application was processing. We had copies of the application + receipt on hand when we returned and she was allowed to enter. I can't say coming back was smooth as butter with CBSA but it worked. A lot depends on the agent and how he decides to proceed with you.
And if the airline will let you on the plane.
I had to show the card three times at the airport coming back from Europe and I doubt I would get away without having the card.

This happened to me in 2008 so my info may be out of date but I had to get a travel document from the embassy in Berlin. Couldn't do anything at all this end and there was no chance of speeding up getting the card. So wasted half a day getting the document.

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