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    Posted: 15 Dec 2015 at 2:41pm
I landed in May 2010 along with my family but we could not stay the whole time and actually returned in Dec 2012 to permanently settle in Canada. Our PR expired in July 2015 and we applied for renewal of PR card in April 2015. My wife and children had continuous stay while I used to travel but I did fulfill the residency obligation of 730 days physical presence in Canada within 5 years of my landing.

In June 2015 I received letters titled : "processing delay" which stated that the "preliminary review has been completed for our application and they have now referred our files for a secondary review and this will cause additional delay in processing time." They did not ask for any additional information. 

It has been six months since that communication and there is no change in the status of my application. I have called CIC couple of times but all I have been told is I have to wait for the process to be completed.  

Is there anyway I can expedite or at least know the status?  I need to travel and getting travel document each time is a big hassle.
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Originally posted by KRM67 KRM67 wrote:


I landed in May 2010 along with my family but we could not stay the whole time and actually returned in Dec 2012 to permanently settle in Canada. Our PR expired in July 2015 and we applied for renewal of PR card in April 2015. My wife and children had continuous stay while I used to travel but I did fulfill the residency obligation of 730 days physical presence in Canada within 5 years of my landing.

In June 2015 I received letters titled : "processing delay" which stated that the "preliminary review has been completed for our application and they have now referred our files for a secondary review and this will cause additional delay in processing time." They did not ask for any additional information.

It has been six months since that communication and there is no change in the status of my application. I have called CIC couple of times but all I have been told is I have to wait for the process to be completed.

Is there anyway I can expedite or at least know the status? I need to travel and getting travel document each time is a big hassle.


You can hire a lawyer to pursue an application for a writ of mandamus. The expense, however, probably outweighs reasons to do this. While it is not uncommon to see these linger for a year or so, they rarely take longer than that, often take less time than that.

You could send a formal letter to CIC demanding that a decision be made, and explain in that letter your need to travel and how difficult and inconvenient it is to apply for a PR TD each time.

You can also contact your MP and see if he or she can encourage CIC to more diligently process this.

Bureaucracy is what bureaucracy does, or When in doubt, follow the instructions. Otherwise, follow the instructions.



BTW: Not an expert, not a Can. lawyer, never worked in immigration
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Thanks dpenabill for the info.  I will wait some more before I consider any of these steps.
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