PERMANENT CARD RENEWAL
Only Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are currently living in Canada are qualified to apply to renew their Permanent Resident Cards:
· If PR Card has expired or will soon expire, or
· For replacement of a PR Card that has been lost, stolen, or damaged.
- · must be a permanent resident of Canada
· must be physically in Canada.
· can’t be under an order to leave the country.
· can’t be Canadian citizens or registered Indians under the Indian Act.
· can’t have been convicted of a crime related to misusing a Permanent Resident Card.
PR Card Renewal Process:
To renew a PR Card for Canada, a person must fill out form IMM 5444 and send in the necessary documents. This is to replace a card that has already expired or will soon expire. Government of Canada immigration documents that have been lost, stolen, destroyed, or have run out of time can be replaced. People who want to renew their PR Card must fill out an application and pay the processing fee.
The application shall include the list:
· Your Permanent Resident Card as an (if your card has expired). If it is about to expire, you can keep it with you and give it to the IRCC (formerly CIC) officer at a local IRCC office when you go to get your new card.
· A copy of your valid passport or travel document, or a copy of the passport or travel document you had when you became a permanent resident. Please note that your application will be sent back to you if the copies are not clear.
· Photos. For more information, look at the Photo Specifications Appendix in the guide. Your photos won’t be accepted if they don’t meet the requirements.
· Any other form of identification listed on the Document Checklist (which will be part of the application kit).
· should not be found guilty of a crime because of unauthorized use of their Permanent Resident Card.
· Steps To Renewal:
· You can quickly and correctly fill out your application with our step-by-step instructions that walk you through each question, or you can download blank forms from the IRCC and fill them out on your own (formerly known as the CIC).
· Pay the fee to IRCC online.
· If your application is accepted, you will be sent a PR card.
PERMANENT RESIDENT TRAVEL DOCUMENT
A valid travel document is needed for anyone who wants to travel to Canada. Permanent residents (PR) can use their permanent resident card (PR card) to get in. The PR can apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document if they don’t have a valid travel document (PRTD).
A PRTD is a short-term travel document that lets them come back to Canada only once. It’s usually used when a PR card is lost or expires while traveling outside of Canada. Noting that a valid Canadian PR card cannot be replaced by a PRTD.
You can apply for a permanent resident travel document if you:
· Are a permanent resident,
· Not have a valid PR card that shows your status as a PR (i.e. because it is lost, expired),
· Are not in Canada but want to go back to it.
· To apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document, you must show that you meet the residency requirements of a permanent resident. Before submitting your application, you must have spent at least 730 days in Canada within the preceding five years. Please note that the 730 days can be spread out over the five-year period; they do not need to be consecutive.