Application for a Permanent Resident Travel Document
Permanent residents returning to Canada by airplane, boat, train or bus must show a valid Permanent Resident Card (PR card) or Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD) before boarding.
Use this application if you are outside Canada, you have lost your PR card and you need proof of your status to return to Canada.
Do not use this application if you want to give up (renounce) your permanent resident status and want to come to Canada as a visitor only. In that case, you can apply to voluntarily give up (renounce) your permanent resident status.
This application package includes:
Your Visa Application Centre (VAC) may be closed due to COVID-19
Find out how to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD) to return to Canada if your VAC is closed or unable to accept PRTD applications.
If you cannot view and print this application from this website, contact your nearest visa application centre.
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