Urgent processing of permanent resident card

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.

  1. Fill out the application as shown in applying for a permanent resident card.

  2. 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 leaving from Canada , and
    • your destination (where you are going).

    The proof of payment must show that you paid for your ticket in full. It must show:

    • the date that you paid,
    • the full 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.

  3. 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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