Permanent Resident Card

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Permanent Resident Card

Every permanent resident needs a permanent resident card. Permanent resident cards are travel documents. They function as a multiple-entry visa which can be used to enter and stay in Canada for an indefinite period of time. These are valid for five years, and are automatically issued to new permanent residents.

Eligibility Requirements for Renewal

  1. You must be a permanent resident of Canada.
  2. You must be physically present in Canada.
  3. You must have met their residency obligations.
  4. You must not be subject to a removal order.

Note: Replacing a lost/stolen/damaged/destroyed PR card requires additional steps and fees.

Permanent Resident Travel Document

Permanent resident travel documents function as a single-entry visa for permanent residents. These are used by permanent residents who do not have a valid PR card. These are typically only used for exceptional circumstances. Maintaining a valid PR card is highly recommended for long-term use.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. You must be a permanent resident of Canada.
  2. You must meet the requirements to remain a permanent resident.
  3. You do not have a valid PR card to show your PR status.
  4. You are outside of Canada.
  5. You will return to Canada by plane, boat, train or bus.

Our regulated immigration consultants can review your case and give you valuable advice. You can start by contacting us here.

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