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    Posted: 11 Jan 2010 at 6:42am
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this question might be a bit dumb. I wonder how they keep track on how many days you spend in Canada for the PR. I came for one month in Canada but had to leave temporarily because i still have a job outside Canada,but nobody seemed to care. I did not meet any officer when leaving, noone stamped my passport or checked my PR card. So how do they know I am gone? And what will they ask when I return???

thanks for shedding some light on this...
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Originally posted by suse suse wrote:

Hello,

this question might be a bit dumb. I wonder how they keep track on how many days you spend in Canada for the PR. I came for one month in Canada but had to leave temporarily because i still have a job outside Canada,but nobody seemed to care. I did not meet any officer when leaving, noone stamped my passport or checked my PR card. So how do they know I am gone? And what will they ask when I return???

thanks for shedding some light on this...


What about when you entered the other country when you went out of Canada? Did you receive a stamp?

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no, i live in switzerland and i didn't get any stamp either, they just scan the passport, they put it under some kind of green light...i guess maybe to check if it is fake or not.
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Originally posted by suse suse wrote:

no, i live in switzerland and i didn't get any stamp either, they just scan the passport, they put it under some kind of green light...i guess maybe to check if it is fake or not.


Then you would have the burden of proof that you have stayed in Canada for 730 days in 5 years to maintain you PR status.
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suse...when they scan ur passport they automatically have all the details of the date of entry and the date of exit....
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Originally posted by tanushree.tiku tanushree.tiku wrote:

suse...when they scan ur passport they automatically have all the details of the date of entry and the date of exit....


The country that scanned the passport may have the information but not all countries share information about arrivals and departures. So if a Canadian PR travels frequently outside Canada it is best to keep track of his/her arrivals and departures (boarding passes will help).

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my passport was scanned after my arrival in Switzerland and not in Canada.Is it possible that Canada would share all information with all the countries,about all the people entering and leaving??
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Remember too that if the PR works for a Canadian company and he travels frequently because of his employer, then those days still count toward the 730 days needed to keep residence or if the PR is accompanying a Canadian citizen, those days still count; but like someone mentioned, it will be up to you to prove that you have those days, Canada will rate you down if you can't prove them.

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so, as i understand, it's a kind of trust thing?? and how can i prove them that i stayed in Canada excatly 730 days?? there is a lot of things that i can do to work around these..i don't think that it is based on trust...i mean, really???
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Originally posted by suse suse wrote:

so, as i understand, it's a kind of trust thing?? and how can i prove them that i stayed in Canada excatly 730 days?? there is a lot of things that i can do to work around these..i don't think that it is based on trust...i mean, really???


Keep your boarding passes to and from Canada. It is not based on trust ; it should be based on hard facts. Passport stamps (arrivals in other countries), credit card transactions while in Canada... almost anything with name and date that will show the time you are in Canada. Looks like a lot of paper trail if you will often be out of the country but might be well worth it if keeping your PR status is important and you do travel a lot.
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