Apply for, renew or replace a PR card: About the process

Special measures for Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Iran

If you’re a Canadian citizen or permanent resident currently in Iran, you can apply for the following documents for free:

  • Canadian passport
  • Canadian citizenship certificate
  • permanent resident travel document

Learn more about the special measures.

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PR Card: $50

A permanent resident (PR) card proves you’re a permanent resident when you return to Canada from another country. Before you apply, make sure you’re eligible.

If you want to leave Canada

Make sure you have your valid permanent resident (PR) card. You’ll need it to return to Canada by plane, train, bus or boat.

Even if you qualify for urgent processing, we can’t guarantee that you’ll get your PR card on time. We can’t process PR card applications in less than 3 weeks.

Return to Canada without a valid permanent resident (PR) card

If you leave, or have already left Canada without a valid PR card, you must apply for a permanent resident travel document (PRTD) to re-enter Canada.

It might take longer than normal to process your PRTD application. This could delay your return to Canada.

When travelling to Canada, you need your valid PR card or PRTD when boarding any of the following vehicles:

  • plane
  • train
  • bus
  • boat

If you don’t have your document with you, you may not be allowed to board.

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