Processing times: Permanent Resident Card

This information is updated weekly and shows the time it takes to process an application after we receive a complete application package.

Last update: August 22, 2015

Type of application Processing Times

New permanent residents

77 calendar days

(This time applies if you have provided your mailing address in Canada)

Existing permanent residents

  • renewals
  • replacement
  • initial cards

137 calendar days

If you require your PR card urgently, please follow these instructions.

(Working on applications received up to May 5, 2015)

Note: If you live inside Canada and if it has been longer than the time shown above since you applied, please contact the Call Centre. Call Centre agents cannot speed up the process of your application or make decisions on your case.

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