Request for photos for the PR card

Hey All,

We recently made a soft landing from the US. At the time of the landing, we were told that the PR card cannot be issued since we aren’t permanently moving and that we will need to apply for it once we are there.
We just got an email from IRCC asking us to mail 2 recent passport photos for the PR card within 180 days and also supply our permanent canadian address. We don’t plan to move there within 180 days and hence are confused as to what to do: Should we?

  1. Send them the photographs and a friends address in Canada?
  2. Raise the webform and tell them we aren’t going to be moving within 180 days?
  3. Ignore the notification? The email clearly says that failure to send photos within 180 days will result in a cancellation of the PR card request: “If you do not submit the requested documentation within 180 days of your date of landing, your PR card request will be cancelled and you will be required to apply for a PR card with an application, supporting documents, photos and processing fee.”.

Did someone else have a similar experience?

Yeah… Many do that to get PR cards on some mailing address you can maintain in Canada be it a friend’s address or something where some one get it delivered on your name…

Thanks @srhere . When we made the soft landing, we were specially told that PR card won’t be issued until we move permanently. Not sure why the PR card is being processed now. Is that expected?