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.

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, 1.84MB)
  4. Photograph Specifications for Permanent Resident Cards (PDF, 614.24KB)
  5. Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 648.31KB) 
  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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