Your permanent residency card expires every 5 years. If your card expires, you continue to be Permanent Resident of Canada. However, if you have to show your card, it needs to be valid. You need your permanent resident card in order to return to Canada if you are travelling abroad. If your card expires, you would need to apply for a new one. Contact us at Chharan Immigration and we can help you with the process.
In order to renew a permanent resident card, an applicant must submit a complete application in hard copy to one of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Case Processing Centres for Permanent Residense card. Over submission, provided that an application is complete and that the PR meets all requirements, a new PR card will be issued.
The application process to renew a Permanent Residense card for Canada requires individuals to file form and submit the required documents in order to replace the card that has expired or will soon expire. Lost, stolen, destroyed or expired immigration documents issued by the Government of Canada can be replaced.
To have a Permanent Residense card renewed, individuals must complete an application and pay the applicable processing fee.
Documents required with your application:
- Permanent Resident Card. If it is due to expire, you can keep it with you and return it to the IRCC officer at a local IRCC office when you go to collect your new card.
- A copy of your valid passport or travel document, or a copy of the passport or travel document you held at the time you became a permanent resident. Please note that if photocopies are not clear, your application will be returned to you.
- Photos. Consult the Photo Specifications Appendix in the guide for more information. If your photos do not meet the requirements, they will not be accepted.
Any other identity documents specified in the Document Checklist (which will be part of the application kit).