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.
Canada Post is currently in labour negotiations. Failed negotiations could lead to delays in:
- receiving applications mailed within or to Canada
- sending mail to you
If you’re planning on traveling to Canada or submitting an application, (including for a passport or other travel document) apply early.
Visit Canada Post for more information before sending any application by mail. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
Services and information
How to get a PR card, permanent resident rights, losing or renouncing your permanent resident status
Eligibility, application forms and how to apply for, replace or renew a PR card
Submit or update your address to get your PR card
Eligibility, how to apply and why your name may be shortened
Photo size, what can and can’t be worn and who can take a photo
Eligibility and how to return to Canada without a valid PR card
Eligibility, processing times and how to apply if you are inside or outside Canada
Sponsorship, permanent resident and citizenship status by your identification number, name, date and place of birth
Use the travel journal to record your trips outside Canada
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