Who is Eligible for a PR Card Replacement?
Individuals eligible for PR Card Replacement in Canada are required to be permanent residents within Canada who are applying for:
- an initial (first) PR Card
- a PR Card replacement of a card that has expired or will soon expire, or
- a PR Card replacement of a lost, stolen or damaged card.
Eligibility standards required for a PR Card replacement are that the applicant:
- must be a permanent resident of Canada
- must be physically present in Canada
- should not be under an effective removal order
- should not be a Canadian citizen or a registered Indian under the Indian Act, and
- should not be convicted of an offense related to the misuse of a Permanent Resident Card.
How to Apply for a PR Card Replacement
The application process for a PR Card replacement for Canada requires individuals to file form IMM 5444 and submit the required documents in order to replace a lost or stolen card. Lost, stolen, destroyed or expired immigration documents issued by the government of Canada can be replaced. To have PR Card replaced, individuals must complete an application and pay the applicable processing fee.
If your Permanent Resident Card is lost, stolen or destroyed, immediately contact the IRCC (formerly known as CIC).
Documents required with your application:
- Your original Permanent Resident Card (if it is damaged).
- A primary identification document:
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; or
- a copy of the certificate of identity or travel document issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of
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).
- Remember to include the Supplementary Identification Form (IMM 5455).
What Are the Steps in the PR Card Replacement Process?
- Complete your application quickly and correctly with our step-by-step guidance that leads you through each question or download and complete blank forms available directly form the IRCC (formerly known as the CIC).
- Pay the government filing fee online. The fee paid to the Government of Canada is separate from the fee paid to Immigration Direct.
- Upon approval of your application a PR Card will be sent to you.