Apply for, renew or replace a PR card: How to apply

Apply through the Permanent Residence Portal

To apply for a permanent resident card (PR card), you must submit a complete application package including all required forms.

If your application is incomplete or missing information or documents, we’ll return it to you.

You must submit a separate application with the correct fees for each person in your family who needs a PR card, regardless of their age.

Sign in to the Permanent Residence portal

Our instruction guide (IMM 5445) (opens in a new tab) has detailed information on how to prepare, complete and submit your application.

Fill out your forms

Digital application form

Fill out the Application for a Permanent Resident Card (IMM 5444) in the online portal.

PDF forms you’ll upload


Additional forms, if they apply

Pay your application fees online

You must pay a processing fee of CAN$50 when you apply for a PR card and include your receipt with your application. This is not the same account you use to apply. You’ll need to create a new account or log in with our payment service.

Pay your fees online (opens in a new tab)

We cannot refund the fee once the application is in process.

Submit your application online

Before you submit your application, make sure you

If you can’t apply online

You can apply on paper if you can’t apply online and need accommodations, including for accessibility.

Download the IMM 5444 form (opens in a new tab), the document checklist IMM 5644 (opens in a new tab) and any additional forms that apply to you as indicated above.

Pay the CAN$50 processing fee online (opens in a new tab), and include your receipt with your application. We cannot refund the fee once the application is in process.

Send your application and all the required documents mentioned in the document checklist to the Case Processing Centre in Sydney.

By mail:

Case Processing Centre — PR Card
P.O. Box 10020
Sydney, NS B1P 7C1

By courier:

Case Processing Centre – PR Card
49 Dorchester Street
Sydney, NS B1P 5Z2

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