Apply for PR card Canada

do you want to apply for a PR card(Permanent Residency Card ) and do not know how to apply?

this post will help you to get a PR card

The permanent resident card (PR Card) is the official proof of your status as a permanent resident in Canada.

who can apply for a PR card?

an applicant who is applying for a PR card must be PR of Canada

be physically present in Canada;

meet the residency requirement (see Appendix A – Residency obligation);

not be under an effective removal order;

not be a Canadian citizen; and

not be convicted of an offence related to the misuse of a PR Card

do you meet all requirements?

Congratulation on your PR

if you wanna renew your PR card,

changed name wanna update it on the card,

lost or stolen card or applying first time for PR card

then you can get your card by using the following steps

now next step is biometrics

click on biometrics for more details

how to apply for a PR card

gather all documents click here

and you will need to  Send the completed checklist with your application.

please note

if you are not able to open this form  and the following error message is on the screen

then you need to download adobe acrobat pro on your laptop or pc

  1. Your PR Card

    If you are applying to renew your present card, you should keep it until you get your new card and include a photocopy of it with your application.

    If you are applying to replace a damaged card, send the damaged card with your application.

    If we ask you to come to a local IRCC office, you must bring your old card and the original documents of the copies you had included with your application. We will ask you to destroy your old card after you get the new one.

    Format: Original

2 . photocopy of the following document

your valid passport or travel document or

the passport or travel document you had when you became a permanent resident (if applicable, include the passport page that was stamped when you arrived in Canada and became a permanent resident

3. photos

You will need two (2) identical photos taken within six (6) months of the date of this application:

Put the two (2) photos in a small envelope (no staples or paper clips), and

Write the name of the applicant on the envelope. Photograph Specifications

4. If you are under the age of 18

A  photocopy of  documents

your birth certificate

a photocopy of your school records

(report cards, transcripts, attendance records).

5. Translation of documents

all documents must be in English if not then you need to go to a certified translator

they will translate your documents and also provide you with an affidavit that they did it

Complete the application

fill all the following forms

Application for a Permanent Resident Card [IMM 5444] 

Document Checklist [IMM 5644] 

Click here for more details and forms if required

then you need to pay the fees

application fees per person for a PR card is $50

and for biometrics fees is $85 per person or per family 2 or more people is $170

Important information: You must pay your fees online. they will return your application if you send any other type of payment.

Click here to open the link for payment

and choose following

after payment print receipt



Include your receipt with your application


Mail the application 

where to mail

if using regular mail
(Your name)
(Your Address)
(Your Postal Code)
Recipient (centre of the envelope)
Case Processing Centre — PR Card
P.O. Box 10020
if using courier
(Your name)
(Your Address)
(Your Postal Code)
Recipient (centre of the envelope)Case Processing Centre – PR Card
49 Dorchester Street
Sydney, NS
B1P 5Z2
if the application is urgent

To qualify for urgent processing,

you must demonstrate that you need your PR Card within the next three months for one of these reasons:


Write “Urgent” on your envelope.

For travel because of your own serious illness;

For travel because of the serious illness or death of a family member;

For travel because of work requirements.

You must include all of the following documents to show that you need urgent processing:

A copy of proof of travel such as tickets or an itinerary showing the destination and dates you will be travelling;

A copy of proof of payment for travel showing the date, full amount and method of payment;

A letter explaining the reason for the urgency;


Proof of urgency (ie. a Doctor’s note, death certificate, a letter from employer, etc.)

You must provide the English or French translation for any documents that are not English or French. See the section translation of documents.

If you do not send all of this information, we may not process your application urgently.

thank you for reading please click here to visit the Canadian immigration site for more information

if after applying for a PR card you need to go to India or another country

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