Get a permanent resident card

While traveling, use a permanent resident (PR) card to prove you’re a PR when you come back to Canada. Apply for a PR card or travel document, get urgent processing or check the status of your application.

Permanent resident status

How to get a PR card, permanent resident rights, losing or renouncing your permanent resident status

Apply for, renew or replace a PR card

Eligibility, application forms and how to apply for, replace or renew a PR card

Change your address

Submit or update your address to get your PR card

Correct a mistake

Eligibility, how to apply and why your name may be shortened

Get a PR photo

Photo size, what can and can’t be worn and who can take a photo

Permanent resident travel document

Eligibility and how to return to Canada without a valid PR card

Urgent processing

Eligibility, processing times and how to apply if you are inside or outside Canada

Check processing times

How long it takes to process immigration and citizenship applications by type, by country and by application method

Check application status

Sponsorship, permanent resident and citizenship status by your identification number, name, date and place of birth


Living in Canada

Learn about what it's like to live in Canada and the resources available to help you get settled.

Immigrant services in your area

Our interactive map will help you to search for immigrant services in your area.

Questions about permanent resident cards?

Questions about permanent resident cards? Find answers.

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