Permanent resident travel document: How to apply

Your Visa Application Centre (VAC) may be closed due to COVID-19

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.

Get the application package

The application package includes the instruction guide and all the forms you need to fill out.

Use the guide to help you fill out the forms properly. If your application is incomplete or missing information, we will return it to you.

We cannot refund the fee after you have applied.

In your application, you will need to show that you have met the requirements to remain a permanent resident. You must submit a separate application with the correct fees for each person in your family who needs a travel document, regardless of their age.

Submit your application and supporting documents

 On November 2, 2019 services and fees for visa application centres (VACs) in Europe, Africa and the Middle East changed. Visit your VAC’s website before you go.

Select the country/territory you will be applying from to find out where to submit your application. You can choose your country of nationality or the country/territory where you have been legally admitted:

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