Permanent Residence

Getting Permanent Residence is just the start. At Contreras Law, our goal is to help you keep it too.

It's important to get your Permanent Residence Card and to make sure that it is not expired. It's important to renew your Permanent Residence Card well before it's time to travel. Otherwise you could experience travel delays or worse. When it's time to renew your Permanent Residence Card, give us a call.

Normally it is ok for Permanent Residents to travel outside of Canada. However, Permanent Residents need to remember that they have to follow their residency obligations, or they could lose their Permanent Residence. Even day trips over the border to the United States of American can affect your residency obligations. Too much time outside of Canada can cause you to lose your Permanent Residence. Give us a call so that we can help you make sure that your travel plans do not affect your Permanent Residence.

Finally, if you are a Permanent Resident who has been charged with a crime, it's important that you call us right away so that we can take steps to help you keep your Permanent Residence.