You can tell us your Canadian address within 180 days of arriving to get your permanent resident (PR) card delivered to you. You don’t need to do anything else to get your first PR card.
Change your address instead if you:
- have an application in progress, and
- are moving within three weeks or have already moved.
Top questions about the permanent resident card
- What happens if my PR card expires while I am outside Canada?
- I’m a new permanent resident of Canada. Do I need to apply for a PR card?
- How long will it take to process my PR card?
- I need to leave Canada and I do not have a PR card. Can I later re-enter Canada?
- How do I renew my permanent resident card?
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