Permanent resident card and permanent resident status

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

This section provides policy and procedural guidelines to staff concerning all aspects of the permanent resident (PR) card and PR status, including:

  • issuance, delivery, distribution, expiry and revocation of PR cards
  • application requirements, document standards and kits
  • enforcement, investigations and quality control
  • anti-fraud and quality assurance
  • replacement of PR cards reported lost, stolen or destroyed

Related chapters

Permanent resident status

Permanent resident status determination and loss of permanent resident status

Voluntary renunciation of permanent resident status

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