To determine if you are eligible for Permanent Residency, you must:
- Be a Canadian permanent resident
- Physically be present in Canada
- Meet the residency requirements
- Not be under an effective removal order
- Not be a Canadian citizen (Canadian citizen’s do not require a PR card)
- Not be convicted on any offense that relates to the misuse of a PR card
There are three main steps required for you to apply for, renew, or replace your Permanent Resident Card, and those are: Complete the application package, pay your application fees, and submit your application. We work with our clients to make sure that no detail is overlooked, as a missing document may result in your application being returned to you. Our lawyers work meticulously to make sure that all documents, photos, forms of identification are in order and submitted correctly and on time to ensure that you received you PR Card without and difficulty.
What is a Permanent Resident Card and am I eligible for one?
Simply put, a permanent resident card (PR Card) is the official proof of your status as a permanent resident in Canada. If you are a new permanent resident in Canada, you will receive your PR Card automatically when you first arrive in Canada, as it is part of the immigration process.
You should only apply for a Permanent Resident Card if:
- You did not receive your PR card within 180 days of immigrating to Canada
- Your PR card is expired or is going to expire in less than nine months
- Your PR card has been stolen, lost, or destroyed
- You have had a legal name change and require an update on your PR card