I have reclaimed my Indigenous name. How do I update my PR card?
If you’ve reclaimed your Indigenous name, you can change the name on your PR card by applying for a new one. There’s no cost for this change until May 31, 2026.
When you apply, include either an eligibility form or a Statutory Declaration, depending on your situation.
Include an eligibility form [IRM 0004] (PDF, 1.82 MB) if you either
- amended your birth certificate or
- have a legal change of name document
Include a Statutory Declaration [IRM 0005] (PDF, 1.82 MB) if you
- are applying for a free replacement PR card and
- can’t amend your birth certificate or get a legal change of name document
- you’ll also need to include proof you can’t get these documents (for example, a rejection letter from your province or territory)
We’ll use these forms to find if you’re eligible for a free replacement card.
You’ll have to pay the usual fees if
- you’re applying for your first PR card
- you’ve declared your PR card lost, stolen or damaged
Apply for, renew or replace a Permanent Resident card
This is a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action (PDF, 298.56 KB). Learn more about our response to Call to Action 17.
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