Applying for Canada PR while queued for US GC

Nov 22, 2019 20 Comments

I have my priority date for Green Card but due to family reasons I want to move to Canada on a PR. I have read that if you stay on a PR for 3 years you get Canadian citizenship. If after getting the citizenship, I plan to move back to US, Is it possible to have the same position in the GC queue or would I have to re-initiate the whole process?

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  • Facebook WhoAmI🤔
    No it didn’t change: below is the text copied from official website. “To keep your permanent resident status, you must have been in Canada for at least 730 days during the last five years. These 730 days don’t need to be continuous.”
    Nov 23, 2019 3
    • Facebook WhoAmI🤔
      For PR to citizenship, official website still says 3/5 years
      Nov 23, 2019
    • Microsoft
      LVuitton

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      LVuittonmore
      You’re right sorry, damn site gave me wrong data.
      Nov 23, 2019
  • FireEye / Eng SmashAttac
    Just to remind canadian citizenship wont expedite your place in the queue. They look at the birth country.
    Nov 22, 2019 1
    • OP
      I understand, that’s not the motivation:)
      Nov 22, 2019
  • Amazon / Data
    Rocketier

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    Rocketiermore
    The priority date won't change if you have your i140 approved otherwise its a restart
    Nov 22, 2019 1
    • OP
      Thanks a lot :)
      Nov 22, 2019
  • Facebook WhoAmI🤔
    OP: also as long as priority date is not current, you can use I140 to get H1B without cap (I.e no lottery ) even after staying out of country for a while.
    So definitely worth getting Canada PR before that Avenue is closed. I know lot of people following that route.
    Nov 22, 2019 3
    • Intel userabc
      You must maintain 2 years stay in the 5 year period to maintain PR status. If you stay for 3 years, you are eligible to apply for citizenship.
      Nov 23, 2019
    • OP
      That’s great! Thank you :)
      Nov 23, 2019
  • New h0r4y
    For the US green card, which queue are you in? And where were you born?
    Nov 26, 2019 0
  • Microsoft
    LVuitton

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    LVuittonmore
    Do you have a job lined up in Canada? “If you're living in Canada, you must have been a permanent resident and physically present in Canada for at least 1,460 days (four 365-day periods) in the six years immediately before the date of your application.”
    Nov 23, 2019 2
    • Intel userabc
      Did they change this rule recently? I knew it to be physical presence for 3 years in 5 year period to be eligible for citizenship and 2 years in 5 years to maintain the PR status.
      Nov 23, 2019
    • Microsoft
      LVuitton

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      LVuittonmore
      They have been clamping down on things a bit to ensure folks who want to be Canadian Citizens actually plan to stay long term. If you plan to immigrate your parents over, you will need to show proof of funds that you can support them for 20 years.
      Nov 23, 2019
  • Citadel Securities wagecuck3
    Yes, you can keep your place in the queue, assuming your priority date doesn't become current in the next 3 years
    Nov 22, 2019 2
    • Microsoft tghky
      If PD becomes current while OP is out of USA, why is that a problem? Why that assumption?
      Nov 22, 2019
    • Citadel Securities wagecuck3
      It may be cancelled under INA 203(g)
      Nov 23, 2019
  • Salesforce ftftftftft
    What does queed mean?
    Nov 22, 2019 0

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