I am from Hong Kong and married a Canadian citizen in May 2016. We have been living in Canada since June 2015, and I applied for PR in Canada in June 2016. I have not received it yet, but let's assume that it comes through any month now.
My husband is considering a move to the US for a job. Let's say that when my PR is granted, I want to move to be with him. According to a 2013 immigrationcanada.pro article, it is possible for me to keep my PR status (and in fact to accumulate "days in Canada" towards my citizenship) while living in the US with my husband:
If you (as a PR) accompany a spouse or common law partner who is a Canadian citizen outside of Canada, then each day outside Canada is considered to be a day physically present in Canada.
We have seen just how much misinformation is out there on immigration subjects, sometimes because the information is out of date.
I have corroborated the above quote with an official document from 2015 that states:
R61(4) provides that each day a permanent resident is outside Canada accompanying (that is, ordinarily residing with) a Canadian citizen constitutes a day of physical presence in Canada, provided that the Canadian citizen they are accompanying is a spouse or commonlaw partner or parent.
My questions are:
- Is the above information still true today, in June 2017?
- How old is the policy in the quotes, and how likely is it to change in the future?
- Is there anything that I am overlooking in this situation that may cause trouble or surprises?