Permanent Resident Card is a document issued to Permanent Residents upon the completion of their permanent residence application. PR-Cards are valid for five years and can be renew upon the expiry date. You may submit your application prior to the expiry date of your PR-Card. Note that you do not lose your permanent residence when your PR-Card expires, however if you plan to travel outside of Canada you must have a valid PR-Card to re-enter the country.

As a Permanent Resident of Canada you must meet the Residency Requirements in order to obtain a renewed PR-Card.

Minimum residency obligations
You must meet the residency obligation to obtain a Permanent Resident Card.

If you have been a permanent resident for five (5) years or more

  • You must have been physically present in Canada for a minimum of 730 days within the past five (5) years.


If you have been a permanent resident for less than five (5) years

  • You must show that you will be able to meet the minimum of 730 days of physical presence in Canada within five (5) years of the date you became a permanent resident.


If you don’t meet the minimum requirement but you think you have strong reasons to meet this requirement and you have evidence to proof your reasons you can still apply for the renewal of your PR-Card.

If you are currently outside of Canada with an expired PR-Card and need to return to Canada, you can apply for a TRAVEL DOCUMENT.


Contact our office today, we can evaluate your case and guide you through the process.





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