Prepare Your Permanent Resident Card Application Online
Prepare and complete your Application for a Permanent Resident Card today! Complete your application quickly and correctly with our easy-to-use Form NavigatorTM technology.
Applying for Your Canada PR Card
Your Permanent Resident Card is one of your most important documents. It is your proof that you hold status as a permanent resident, and is essential if you plan to take any trips outside of Canada. Each time you re-enter Canada after a trip outside the country, you must present your valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card.
The Permanent Resident Card expires every five years. Check the expiry date and apply for a new one well before you plan to travel.
Who Can Apply for a Canadian PR Card?
Applying for a Permanent Resident Card is not the same as applying for permanent resident status. Only individuals who have already been granted permanent resident status are eligible to apply for a Permanent Resident Card.
Typical applicants include individuals seeking to replace their expired Permanent Resident Card and individuals seeking to replace a lost or stolen card. In addition, certain individuals who were granted permanent resident status prior to June 28, 2002 never received a Permanent Resident Card, and may apply for a new card using this application.
Under normal circumstances, permanent residents who obtained status after June 28, 2002 received a Permanent Resident Card as part of the application process. However, applicants who did not receive a card due to CIC error may also be eligible to apply for a Permanent Resident Card on this form.
What Are the Steps in the Canada PR Process?
- Complete your application quickly and accurately, with our easy-to-use Form NavigatorTM technology.
- Pay the government filing fee online.
- Gather your supporting documents and submit them with your application to CIC.
- Upon approval of your application, report to the local CIC office to collect your card.