Permanent resident travel document: Who can apply

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Find out how to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD) to return to Canada if your VAC is closed or unable to accept PRTD applications.

Eligibility

You can apply for a permanent resident travel document if you:

  • are a permanent resident,
  • do not have a valid PR card showing your PR status,
  • are outside Canada, and
  • will return to Canada by airplane, boat, train or bus.
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