Get a permanent resident card

You need a valid permanent resident (PR) card to prove you’re a permanent resident when you return to Canada from another country.


Services and information

Apply for, renew or replace a PR card

Who is eligible, how to apply

PR travel document

Who is eligible, how to return to Canada without a valid PR card

PR status

Permanent resident rights, losing or renouncing your permanent resident status

Get a PR photo

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

Urgent processing

Who is eligible for urgent processing, how to apply

Tell us your Canadian address

Submit or update your address to get your PR card

Record your trips outside Canada

How to use a travel journal, what to record on your trips

Correct a mistake

How to get a new card, why your name may be shortened


Find free newcomer services near you

Find friendly and experienced settlement professionals who can help you feel at home in Canada.

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