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, application forms and how to apply for, replace or renew a PR card
Submitting or updating your address to get your PR card
Eligibility, how to apply and why your name may be shortened
Photo size, what can and cannot be worn and who can take a photo
Eligibility, how to return to Canada without a valid PR card
Eligibility, processing times, and how to apply if you are inside or outside Canada
How long it takes to process immigration and citizenship applications by type, by country and by application method
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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