Permanent Resident Card

Learn about the permanent resident card (PR card), the official proof of immigration status for all permanent residents of Canada. Permanent residents should apply for a new card six months before their card will expire. If you plan to travel outside the country and return to Canada on a commercial vehicle like a train or airplane, you must have a valid PR card.

To learn how to apply for a new card, please visit:

To learn more about the permanent resident card, including how to get a PR card and how to replace a lost or missing PR card, visit

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