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Permanent Residence Card Renewal

Apply to renew your permanent resident card.

Permanent residents must have a valid Permanent Resident Card (“PR card”) to come back to Canada via plane, train, transport or boat. Without one, you will most likely be unable to board.

Your Permanent Resident Card (“PR card”) should be valid when you show it. If your card expires, you should apply for another one. You still remain a permanent resident if your card expires.

If your PR Card is expired or will expire in under 9 months, you can apply for another card. The new card will have a new expiry date. Most new PR cards are valid for a period of 5 years.

To be qualified for a PR card, you have to:

  • be a permanent resident; and
  • submit your application in Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions

If your card expires when you’re outside Canada, you have your permanent resident (PR) status regardless. You would have to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document to return to Canada.

Keep in mind that as Permanent Resident you must comply with your Permanent Resident residency obligations. If you apply for a new PR Card and you have not maintained your residency obligation, it can be refused.

Why hire AP Lawyers to represent you in renewing your permanent resident card?

Our experience and dedication will always increase your chances of success. We know what to look out for in the application process. We are thorough and we can advise you on ways to improve your chances of being selected. When applying for a Permanent Resident Card Renewal, if you have not maintained your Residence Obligation, it is important that you consult with us as the consequences could be dire. We have Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s authorization to represent you in the Canada Immigration processes and we are members in good standing of a Canadian Law Society.