Canada Permanent Resident Card
Immigration Firm in Scarborough, Toronto
What are Permanent Resident Cards?
The Permanent Resident Card (PR Card) was introduced in 2002 and is both an identification document and a travel document for permanent residents of Canada. The PR Card is a wallet sized plastic card to show proof of immigration status. Permanent residents must carry and show their valid PR Card or permanent resident travel document (PRTD) when boarding a flight to Canada, or travelling to Canada.
It is important to note that the holders are still permanent residents despite their PR Card being expired. Also, surnames on PR Cards that are longer than 20 characters and or given names longer than 15 characters will be shortened and should not be considered as a mistake. The PR Card is mailed to the applicable holder after their arrival provided that CIC is informed of the holder’s address within 180 days of the arrival. The PR card is considered to be property of Canada, NOT the holder, and can be revoked if conditions apply.
What are the requirements of Permanent Resident Cards?
|ELIGIBILITY OF PR CARD
|RENEWAL ELIGIBILITY OF PR CARD
|REVOCATION OF PR CARD
What are the requirements of URGENT processing of Permanent Resident Cards?
Must be travelling within the next 3 months due to:
- A job opportunity
- Own serious illness
- Death of a family member
- Work related to current job
- Serious illness of a family member