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Going Back to BC - Questions on Expired Cdn Perm Residency

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Hello everyone,

This is a strange story but here goes. My wife is American and I am Canadian. We met 9 years ago and she came to BC and we married. She got her permanent residency status and all was well. But things happened with her family in the US and we had to go there. So I got my green card and we moved to the US in in 2006. I got work in 2007 and have worked there for 4 years. Things at the place I worked are bad (its closing) and the compelling family reason for being in the US is now no longer there.

In the course of looking for work a friend in Canada said 'hey there is a great job here why don't you look at it?'. As it turns out it is a great job, it is where we always said we would retire one day (Vancouver Island) so I took it.

I have been back in Canada 3 weeks now and am working in the new job. My wife is still in the US and closing up the house. The movers are coming in 2 weeks and praise God it sold in 30 days.

So...........

My wife has an expired permanent residency card which we need to get reactivated or reapply for. She is coming in two weeks without any official status here - visitor I guess while we reapply.

What are the issues we face? How do I proceed? What should she say at the border? HELP!!!!

Thanks....any thoughts and comments welcomed.

Edited by Back to BC

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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She may not have lost her Permanent Residency - http://www.cic.gc.ca...f/enf23-eng.pdf See section 6.

It may be a matter of her applying for a replacement PR card before she returns to Canada . You might want to read over this whole document - it also addresses Canadian PRs who present at the border without a valid PR card.

If she has lost her status, it appears she will be allowed to enter and given a period of time in which to appeal the decision of revoking her status. In this case, you could use that time to re-apply for her PR status.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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She may not have lost her Permanent Residency - http://www.cic.gc.ca...f/enf23-eng.pdf See section 6.

It may be a matter of her applying for a replacement PR card before she returns to Canada . You might want to read over this whole document - it also addresses Canadian PRs who present at the border without a valid PR card.

If she has lost her status, it appears she will be allowed to enter and given a period of time in which to appeal the decision of revoking her status. In this case, you could use that time to re-apply for her PR status.

Thank you very much

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