Get a permanent resident card
The permanent resident (PR) card is the official proof that you are a permanent resident of Canada. You use this wallet-sized plastic card to show you can enter and stay in Canada when you return from another country. It has been updated with enhanced security features to keep pace with changing technology.
How to get a PR card, permanent resident rights, losing or renouncing your permanent resident status
Eligibility criteria and when you can apply for a permanent resident card
Application forms and how to apply for, replace, renew, or correct a PR card
Processing times, eligibility and how to apply if you are inside or outside Canada
Photo size, what can and cannot be worn and who can take a photo
Eligibility, how to return to Canada without a valid permanent resident card
How long it takes to process immigration and citizenship applications by type, by country and by application method
Changing your address and phone number and destroying your old permanent resident card
Online updates for sponsorship, permanent resident and citizenship applications using 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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