Permanent Resident Card
The PR card is a status document that provides secure proof of permanent resident
The Permanent Resident Card is the official proof of your status as a permanent
resident in Canada. This wallet-sized plastic card is required for all permanent
residents of Canada seeking to re-enter Canada on a commercial carrier (airplane,
boat, train or bus). Since June 2002, all new permanent residents automatically
receive their first Permanent Resident Card as part of the immigration process.
If you came to Canada as a permanent resident before June 2002, the Permanent Resident
Card replaces your original landing papers. It is the only acceptable proof of your
status as a permanent resident of Canada. If you leave the country, you must show
this document when you return to Canada by commercial carrier.
The Permanent Resident Card expires every five years. Check the expiry date and
apply for a new one well before you plan to travel outside Canada.
To be eligible to apply for : Initial Card, Replacement or Renewal:
- Be a permanent Residence of Canada
- Be Physically present in Canada
- Not to be under removal order
- Not to be a Canadian citizen
For more information or seeking assistance to apply contact us.