PR Card Renewal In Canada

PR Card Renewal

PR Card Renewal

You must prepare an application package to get a PR card. The application package should contain a completed Application for a Permanent Resident card renewal, a document checklist, photocopies of your identification documents, and a copy of receipt confirming payment of fees.

In some cases, the application for PR Card renewal can be made on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds even though the permanent resident has not met the residency requirements.

The application is submitted from within Canada. Your physical presence in Canada is required when you submit your application and at the time you pick up your new PR Card from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) office.

Canada PR Renewal Requirements and Eligibility

Renew a PR card, check if you meet the eligibility requirements:

  1.    You must have the status of a permanent resident of Canada;
  2.    You must submit your application from within Canada.

To be eligible for a PR Card renewal, you must be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days out of the five-year period. Exceptions may apply if the applicant:

  1. Has been traveling with a Canadian citizen who is their spouse, common-law partner, or their parent; or
  2. Has been employed on a full-time basis by a Canadian business or in the federal public administration or the public service of a province; or
  3. Was accompanying a permanent resident (who is their spouse, common-law partner, or their parent) that is employed on a full-time basis by a Canadian business or in the federal public administration or the public service of a province.

If you are outside Canada, you must apply for a permanent resident travel document, and apply for a PR card when you come back to Canada.

Do You Qualify For A PR Card Renewal In Canada?

If you require assistance determining if you qualify or need help with the application process for Permanent Residence card renewals, reach out to our professional and knowledgeable team today!

When Can You Apply For PR card renewal?

You should apply for a PR card renewal only in these cases:

  1.    You didn’t receive a PR card within 180 days since you came to Canada;
  2.    Your Permanent Residence card has expired or will expire within the next 9 months;
  3.    Your PR card is destroyed, lost, or stolen;
  4.    You have changed your legal name and need to update the card.

Processing Time For PR Card Renewal

Renewing your Permanent Resident (PR) card in Canada can be a process that requires some patience, as the duration can vary from a few weeks to several months. On average, the processing time for PR card renewal is approximately 45 days. However, this is a general estimate and the actual processing time can depend on a variety of factors.

It's important to note that the volume of applications received by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) can impact the processing times. During peak periods, you may experience longer wait times.

You can check the current estimated processing times on the Government of Canada website.

PR Card Renewal Fees

Currently, the government fee for PR card renewal is $50.

Canadian Immigration Experts

At Jane Katkova & Associates – Canadian Immigration, Global Mobility Experts, we can do all the paperwork associated with the application. We will help you determine eligibility, gather the documents, pay the fees and, most importantly, complete the application forms. With 20+ years of experience behind us, we will make sure that you are all set to your PR Card Renewal that confirms your status in Canada.

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If you require assistance with the PR Card Renewal process or application, book a consultation with one of our friendly and highly qualified staff today.

This message is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the immigration case manager with whom you work at Jane Katkova and Associates or send an email to

Frequently Asked Questions

PR card renewal may take from a few weeks to a few months. In general, it takes around 45 days.

Yes, the process can be accelerated if you are under pressing circumstances. The decision rests with the officer reviewing your application.

No, you do not have to do it. However, you are required to destroy your old card once you receive the new one.

If you need to leave, you will have to apply for a permanent resident travel document at a Canadian visa office abroad. You will collect your new PR card once you return to Canada.

You can leave Canada and come back. The two-year period is cumulative. You need to reside in Canada for 730 days out of a five year period.

Most PR cards are valid for five years. However, some may be valid for a year only. The expiry date should be written on your card.

Yes, PR card can be revoked if you are convicted of a crime and are under a removal order (a departure order or a deportation order). You can also lose your PR status if you haven’t met the residency requirement.

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