A permanent resident Card is an official identity of a resident. It is necessary for a resident in many ways, like to travel or visit to another country or to enter Canada. New rules about permanent residency card, a Canadian resident have to carry his valid PR or Permanent Resident Travel Document. You must have to show your Permanent Residency Card or Permanent Resident Travel Document when you are onboarding to go outside. Otherwise, you can not make your journey.
It is crucial to keep the permanent residency card updated. If the date are expired, you can re-issue your card again. However, you will be still a resident even if your PR has expired.
Here are the process to get a Permanent Resident Card
Who Need Permanent Residency?
- If you are a resident in Canada
- If you are going outside Canada
- If you are returning to Canada from outside Canada.
Who may use this Application?
- To get the PR for the first time
- To change your name
- If your PR card has lost or stolen
- If you have changed your gender.
- To renew the PR.
Eligibility to apply for Permanent Residency
You are eligible for a permanent residency card if you are
- You are a permanent resident in Canada
- An applicant must have to be physically present in Canada
- You are not a Canadian Citizen yet
- You should not misuse of the PR
- You have to ensure all the requirements to get Permanent Residency
Applicants from Outside Canada
The applicants who live outside Canda, and they have no permanent residency can collect the permanent travel document card from any Canadian embassy.
People who have resided in Canda recently and already got permission for permanent Residency will get the PR card within a short time. They do not need to apply again for the Permanent Residency Card.
How Long it Takes to Get a PR Card
It generally takes 45 days to process the application. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada is the responsible authority to handle the request. The overall process ends in 105 days.