You are in Canada and have not applied
If your travel date is more than three weeks away:
We strive to expedite all urgent applications, however we cannot guarantee that your card will be ready before you leave Canada.
Fill out the application as shown in applying for a permanent resident card.
Include a photocopy of your proof of travel and proof of payment with your application.
The proof of travel, such as tickets or an itinerary, must show:
- the dates you will be traveling,
- your personal information such as your full name,
- that you have a return ticket, and
- your destination (where you are going).
The proof of payment must show full price for your travel. It must show:
- the date that you paid,
- the amount paid, and
- how you paid.
If you do not send all this information, we may not process your application urgently. We will process it normally.
- On your envelope, write:
- Urgent — Proof of travel included
Next Steps: Within 10 business days, you can check the status of your application online.
If your travel date is in less than three weeks:
We cannot get a PR card to you before you leave Canada. Follow the steps for how you can return to Canada without a PR card.
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