The Permanent Resident card (also known as a PR Card) is issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to be used as a valid identity document for persons travelling abroad and returning to Canada by car, bus, airline or any other means of transportation. Therefore, it is important to have a valid PR card in order to be allowed to enter Canada.
When you are granted Canadian permanent residence, you are issued a Canadian PR Card. Other permanent residents who hold Record of Landing documents but who have not yet applied for a PR card will need to make an application to CIC. The PR Card is valid for 5 years and should be used for travel when you return to Canada from abroad. Upon expiry of your PR Card, you should consider renewing it if you wish to continue travelling outside Canada. You do not want to travel with an expired PR Card or you could get turned away. If you know your card will be expiring soon, you must make an application for a PR card renewal.
How long will the renewal process take?
Generally speaking, the process to renew a PR may take a few weeks. It is therefore advisable that you renew your card well in advance of the expiry, especially if you expect to travel outside of Canada.
What if I do not meet the PR Card residency obligation?
If you lived outside of Canada for more than three years in the last five years and do not meet any of the travelling with family or business exceptions, then you may be at a risk of losing your Canadian permanent residence status. However, even though you may not meet the requirements, you can still make an application provided that you formally request an exemption under humanitarian and compassionate grounds. However, the final decision remains with the immigration officer who will review your humanitarian and compassionate arguments and supporting documentation to determine whether an exception can be made.
What if I am outside of Canada when my PR Card expires?
This is a very common situation for many permanent residents. If you find that your PR card has expired and you are outside of Canada, you must obtain a Travel Document urgently which will allow you to travel back to Canada.
What if my application for a PR Card was refused?
An application for a permanent residence card may be refused for several reasons. One reason is that the permanent resident does not appear to have been in Canada for 1095 days in the past five years. However, an immigration officer may also refuse an application on the basis that the applicant did not satisfy the officer about the applicant's identity or supporting documents submitted with the application.
If your application for permanent residence is refused you may appeal this decision.. If you are outside Canada you can still appeal your application. You also have the option to request that you return to Canada for your appeal.
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