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

You need to give your biometrics

You now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when you apply for permanent residence if you are from Europe, the Middle East or Africa.

Find out who needs to give biometrics.

Use this application if you:

  • did not receive your card within 180 days of immigrating,
  • are renewing your card, or
  • are replacing a lost, stolen or damaged card.

Before you apply, make sure you are eligible.

This application package includes:

  1. Instruction Guide [IMM 5445]
  2. Document Checklist (IMM 5644) (PDF, 2.19MB)
  3. Application for a Permanent Resident Card [IMM 5444] (PDF, 1.52MB) August 2016
  4. Photograph Specifications for Permanent Resident Cards (PDF, 614.24KB)
  5. Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 648.31KB) September 2015
  6. Authority to release personal information to a designated individual (PDF, 593.57KB)


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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