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Category: Canada Immigration Topics
Forum Name: Preserving Permanent Residence Status
Forum Description: How long can a permanent resident remain outside of Canada? Commentaries on preserving permanent residence.
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Topic: Travel record
Posted By: Roca
Subject: Travel record
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2010 at 4:29pm
Is it possible to get the travel record from the government ? If so, how to do it ?



Replies:
Posted By: canvis2006
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2010 at 11:33pm
I don't think so.

Doesn't your passport have stamps from the travelling?


Posted By: Mike69
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2010 at 5:21am
Hi,
   I have got my PR and travelling to Canada in July. But I have to come back in 15 days as I have some things to sort out. Would I be able to leave canada without PR card? Any suggestions here.


Posted By: Roca
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2010 at 10:20am
Originally posted by Mike69 Mike69 wrote:

Hi,
   I have got my PR and travelling to Canada in July. But I have to come back in 15 days as I have some things to sort out. Would I be able to leave canada without PR card? Any suggestions here.

Yes you can leave because they will not ask you about that at the airport. But you have to make sure somebody you really trust lives here to send it to you in your home country, before you are planning to come back. 
So: 1: Make sure you have somebody reliable
      2: Make sure you will receive it in your home country


Posted By: blackpearl
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2010 at 11:03am
Also keep in mind that there is possibility that CIC asks you to take new photos for PR card, therefore you will have to return to Canada, but without PR card you can't return and you will have to apply for additional travel document.


Posted By: Mike69
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2010 at 1:05am
Hi Blackpearl,
   I am New Zealand citizen and do not require visa to travel to Canada. In case CIC wants me to come back would I be able to travel as tourist on my NZ Passport and get the new photos done?
       Does this photo issue happens quite often? Any feedback from some one who has faced this issue will be very helpful.


Posted By: ecs
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2010 at 11:21am
Mike, Photo issue does not usually happen. It happens in the case when you land and your photo is not their specification.
It happened to me back in 2004 and since I had to leave the country after landing for a short time, they had sent me a letter asking me to go to a local office and get a pic taken or get a picture taken with the right spec along with the address and name of the photographer and send it to local CIC. However I did not get a chance to do this for 6 months orso and in the meantime was using my COPR to cross the border by car from the US. However in your since you probably will be flying you might have to comein. But if your photo is to spec, you may not even have this problem. When my family landed in 2009, there ws no issues. 30 days and we got the PR cards..


Posted By: Mike69
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 1:58am
Thanks ecs,
     In case I need to come back for photo will I be able to come back as tourist and get the picture sorted.
Mike


Posted By: pzb
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 6:18pm
Originally posted by Roca Roca wrote:

Is it possible to get the travel record from the government ? If so, how to do it ?


You cannot get a 100% accurate record, but you can request two things via ATIP from the CBSA:

- Traveler History
This is for an individual and provides the CBSA records of entries into Canada.  There is a single nationwide database for this, so individual ports of entry and dates are not necessary.  CBSA stores records for six years prior (possibly plus the current year).

- Highway Traveler History
This is for a vehicle and provides the CBSA records for a vehicle entering into Canada.  This is maintained at each port of entry, so you need to specify which POEs you want searched.  You will also need to include a copy of the vehicle registration with your ATIP request, along with permission/consent from the vehicle's owner, if the owner is not the requester.

You can also request copes of your customs declaration forms and API/PNR data for specific dates and locations.  The difference from the above two is that you must have the exact date.

I just submitted a ATIP request for the first two for myself, and spoke with the ATIP analyst today to revise the request.  Once I get the results, I will post the full process.

Thanks,
Peter


Posted By: canvis2006
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 10:28pm
pzb thanks for that....let's see if CBSA can provide such information it will be a great news if they can!


Posted By: Mike69
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2010 at 7:28pm
Hi ecs and Blackpearl,
   My PR Visa has expiry date of 15/07/2010. I am planning to enter Canada on 7/7/2010 and come back on 21/07/2010 and get my PR Card posted to me by my freinds.
   Please advise if there is any issue in travelling so close to expiry date. Will immigration officer will have any problem me trtavelling so close to expiry date and leaving withing 15 days.
   Can anyone on this forum foresee and issues in this case ?
Thanks
Mike


Posted By: canvis2006
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2010 at 12:05pm
Mike69,

If I were you, I would land now rather than at the last moment, even if you enter and leave in like 1-2 days. Your friends can courier you the card and you can move later on.
Remember if for whatever reason (airport strike, airline strike, or weather-related issues, etc) you are unable to get to Canada then your PR visa will expire and it will not be extended.....

So don't take the risk, if you're serious about Canadian PR status. I suggest you do your landing right away.....it's just 1 air ticket....


Posted By: iwannabecanuck
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2010 at 3:49pm
how do i apply for this?
 
 
Originally posted by pzb pzb wrote:

Originally posted by Roca Roca wrote:

Is it possible to get the travel record from the government ? If so, how to do it ?


You cannot get a 100% accurate record, but you can request two things via ATIP from the CBSA:

- Traveler History
This is for an individual and provides the CBSA records of entries into Canada.  There is a single nationwide database for this, so individual ports of entry and dates are not necessary.  CBSA stores records for six years prior (possibly plus the current year).

- Highway Traveler History
This is for a vehicle and provides the CBSA records for a vehicle entering into Canada.  This is maintained at each port of entry, so you need to specify which POEs you want searched.  You will also need to include a copy of the vehicle registration with your ATIP request, along with permission/consent from the vehicle's owner, if the owner is not the requester.

You can also request copes of your customs declaration forms and API/PNR data for specific dates and locations.  The difference from the above two is that you must have the exact date.

I just submitted a ATIP request for the first two for myself, and spoke with the ATIP analyst today to revise the request.  Once I get the results, I will post the full process.

Thanks,
Peter


Posted By: iwannabecanuck
Date Posted: 24 Feb 2010 at 4:52pm
never mind.  i just figured it out.
 
Originally posted by iwannabecanuck iwannabecanuck wrote:

how do i apply for this?
 
 
Originally posted by pzb pzb wrote:

Originally posted by Roca Roca wrote:

Is it possible to get the travel record from the government ? If so, how to do it ?


You cannot get a 100% accurate record, but you can request two things via ATIP from the CBSA:

- Traveler History
This is for an individual and provides the CBSA records of entries into Canada.  There is a single nationwide database for this, so individual ports of entry and dates are not necessary.  CBSA stores records for six years prior (possibly plus the current year).

- Highway Traveler History
This is for a vehicle and provides the CBSA records for a vehicle entering into Canada.  This is maintained at each port of entry, so you need to specify which POEs you want searched.  You will also need to include a copy of the vehicle registration with your ATIP request, along with permission/consent from the vehicle's owner, if the owner is not the requester.

You can also request copes of your customs declaration forms and API/PNR data for specific dates and locations.  The difference from the above two is that you must have the exact date.

I just submitted a ATIP request for the first two for myself, and spoke with the ATIP analyst today to revise the request.  Once I get the results, I will post the full process.

Thanks,
Peter



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