Application to get, renew or replace a Permanent Resident Card (PR Card)

Use this application if you:

  • did not receive your card within 180 days of immigrating,
  • are renewing your card,
  • are replacing a lost, stolen or damaged card, or
  • are changing your gender designation on your card.
  • are changing the name on your PR card to reclaim your Indigenous name

Before you apply, make sure you are eligible.

This application package includes:

  1. Instruction Guide [IMM 5445] (opens in new tab) 
  2. Document Checklist (IMM 5644) (opens in new tab) 
  3. Application for a Permanent Resident Card or Permanent Resident Travel Document (IMM 5444) (opens in new tab) 
  4. Photograph Specifications for Permanent Resident Cards (PDF, 614.24 KB)

Depending on your situation, you may need to submit:

Important: We will return your application if:

  • it is incomplete,
  • it is missing information or documents, or
  • your photographs do not follow our specifications.

Read the Instruction Guide to fill out your application forms.

  • Read the Instruction Guide and download the application forms.
  • Fill out, sign and date your application forms.
  • Pay the fees.

Mail your completed application and photos to the Case Processing Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia.


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