The immigration law of Canada is very rigid when it comes to the immigration to Canada on the basis of permanent resident visa. A person who deems to stay in Canada as a permanent resident must keep in mind that the permanent resident visa is valid. In a situation wherein a person comes up with a cancelled or expired permanent resident visa, then legally that person is not allowed to enter Canada as a permanent resident. A person when is caught up in a situation where he claims to be a permanent resident without the support of valid permanent resident visa, then he might confront the removal order.
The most important point that people wishing to stay in Canada as a permanent resident must bear in mind is that the visa can not be extended, and nor there is any provision of issue of replacement visa with extended date. So, in situation when the permanent resident visa’s validity has expired, the person is supposed to apply fresh along with the processing fee. The new processing fee submission is an exception n case of a person who has paid the permanent resident fee.
However, if a person receives the visa with the validity of less than two months, then the new visa can be issued in case of need. In this situation, if the person is not able to make his trip before the expiry of visa, then the officers assists him in getting a new visa by re-issue of medical instruction.
So, it is of utmost importance to check the expiry date of permanent resident visa and make the departure plan much ahead of the expiry date.