What is the Canada PR Card ?

 Becoming a permanent resident of a new country is an exciting
journey, but it also comes with responsibilities and requirements. In
Canada, Permanent Residents (PRs) receive a PR card as proof of their
status. This card is an essential document that allows you to
re-enter Canada after traveling abroad. However, PR cards have an
expiration date, and if yours is nearing expiry, or if you need a PR
Travel Document for international travel, you’ll want to be
well-informed about the renewal and application process. In this
blog, we will guide you through the steps and provide essential
information on PR card renewal and PR Travel Document application.

A Permanent Resident Card, commonly known as a PR card, is a
wallet-sized document issued to Canadian Permanent Residents as
evidence of their status. This card is necessary for re-entry into
Canada via commercial airlines, as it is used to prove your permanent
resident status to immigration authorities. PR cards are typically
valid for five years, after which they need to be renewed.

When to Renew Your PR Card

It’s crucial to keep track of your PR card’s expiration date.
Ideally, you should begin the renewal process approximately nine
months before your card expires. Failing to renew your PR card in a
timely manner could lead to difficulties when returning to Canada
after international travel.

Eligibility for PR Card Renewal

To be eligible for PR card renewal, you must meet certain criteria,

1- Being a permanent resident of Canada.

2- Having physically lived in Canada for at least 730 days (two
years) out of the last five years before applying.

3- Not being inadmissible to Canada.


We start the process with a initial consultation. This consultation
consists of getting the facts, assessing your profile against the
eligibility criteria, explaining the process and its critical
aspects, and how we can assist you to effectively work your way
through the process.

Get started today.

Immigration Office located in beautiful Victoria, BC

More about Cornerston Immigration & how we can help.

Cornerston Immigration provides a wide range of personalized immigration consulting and representation services for all visa types and immigration categories. Our consultants are able to assist clients from nearly any country in the world and have considerable experience working with China, India, Mexico, the Philippines, Turkey and the USA.

Victoria Office
300-848 Courtney St.
Victoria, B.C. V8W 1C4
Phone: 250-940-3597 ext. 1323
Fax: (250) 940-3601

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