I’ve Lost My PR Card, What Should I Do?

PR Card is an extremely important identification document that allows you to enter and leave Canada. Without it, you could experience a variety of serious problems, including being unable to travel in and out of Canada. Your PR Card is your official, government-recognized proof that you are a permanent resident living in Canada.

What to do when you lose your PR Card

If your PR Card is stolen or you lose your PR Card, you can contact us urgently.

You will also have to make an application to obtain a new PR Card. Your new application must be accurate and error free, and you must ensure that you don’t forget to include the proper forms and documentation with your new PR Card application – otherwise you might find your application is refused and the process will take that much longer.

For more information on lost PR Cards, click here. For help creating your application to replace a lost PR Card, contact us using the form on the right.


Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

  • Nic

    What happens if I report it lost and then found it before I applied for a new one?

    • owen

      Hello Nic,

      You should get in contact with the CIC as they will be your best resource for this particular situation.


  • permanent residency in canada

    If one has lost his/her permanent residency card then he/she should report immediately to the canadian government office who can resolve this problem.

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