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Permanent Resident Card and Residency Obligations

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Residency obligations - help needed

By: dorking on Sep 11, 2021 02:02 AM EST

I've lost my PR card which would be expired in 2023, and I have an oath ceremony as the final part of my citizenship application in order to become a citizen.
Submitted a PRTD. The officer was not satisfied that I've met the residency obligation. I've submitted an appeal but that process might take over a year!

(btw As part of my PRTD I've submitted a CBSA document from 2021 proving that I landed in 2016 and 2019.
The officer accepted banking documents proving that I was in Canada at the end of 2017 and the end of 2020, but didn't give me any credit for the CBSA document.
Given that CBSA records all entries to Canada, meaning that I couldn't enter Canada between those dates, how is it possible that I wasn't credited for the dates between my entries to Canada and the banking documents dates? The IRCC officer gave no explanation. For example, if I landed in Feb 2016 according to CBSA with no other entry and proved (banking document) that I was in Canada in OCT 2017, shouldn't I be credited for the entire Feb-2016-OCT-2017 period? Also, the officer wrote that a rent agreement by my landlord isn't proof [even though it's on the shortlist of accepted documents for PRTD] and didn't provide any explanation!!).

Citizenship oath is only valid if sworn on Canadian soil. I wasn't in Canada for 1 year and 2 weeks (which is over one year) when submitting the PRTD so I cannot apply for a temporary PRTD to enter Canada until the hearing. What are my options now?
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