PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD

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If your PRCard expiring soon ...

When you are travelling, you need a permanent resident (PR) card to prove you’re a PR when you return to Canada.

Apply for a PR card or travel document, get urgent processing or check the status of your application.

If your PR card expired, you can renew your card.

 

You still have your PR status even if your PR card expired.

What to do if you don’t have a valid PR card or your card is about to expire?

WHAT'S THE PROCEDURE?

 

New permanent residents don’t need to apply for a permanent resident card (PR card).

The government will send one to your Canadian mailing address within 180 days.

To keep your permanent resident status, you must have been in Canada for at least 730
days during the last five years.

 

These 730 days don’t need to be continuous.

Some of your time abroad may count towards the 730 days.


You need to be eligible to extend your Permanent Resident Card if you are not a citizen after 5 years.


You need to extend your PR Card if it’s valid for less than 9 months.

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