Get a permanent resident card

While traveling, use a permanent resident (PR) card to prove you’re a PR when you come back to Canada. Apply for a PR card or travel document, get urgent processing or check the status of your application.

Services and information

Permanent resident status

How to get a PR card, permanent resident rights, losing or renouncing your permanent resident status

Apply for, renew or replace a PR card

Eligibility, application forms and how to apply for, replace or renew a PR card

Change your address

Submit or update your address to get your PR card

Correct a mistake

Eligibility, how to apply and why your name may be shortened

Get a PR photo

Photo size, what can and can’t be worn and who can take a photo

Permanent resident travel document

Eligibility and how to return to Canada without a valid PR card

Urgent processing

Eligibility, processing times and how to apply if you are inside or outside Canada

Check application status

Sponsorship, permanent resident and citizenship status by your identification number, name, date and place of birth

Record your trips outside Canada

Use the travel journal to record your trips outside Canada

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