Make Sure You Renew Your Permanent Resident Card In Advance

As of March 27th, 2013, processing times for the renewal of permanent residency cards in Canada (PR cards) are 73 days. This is the same amount for replacement cards and initial cards as well. permanent resident card

Every permanent resident card has an expiry date, which is why you need to apply to renew your card as soon as you realize that it is going to expire soon. Renewal times can fluctuate, so a few months in advance is the best timeframe to do so in.

How to renew your permanent resident card

1. Read and understand all of the instructions related to the application. It is important that you follow the instructions for any immigration application properly to avoid a processing delay.
2. Fill out the application forms completely, without missing any spaces. If you miss a space, the visa officer may think that you have skipped something. Instead, write “NA” in the spot rather than leave it blank.
3. Compose your application package using the required supporting documents. Ensure that you follow the instructions as they can be specific regarding the proper format of these documents.

4. Have a licensed immigration lawyer review your application form to ensure there are no errors or omissions, and that your application to renew your card is ready for processing.

5. Submit your application package to the proper Case Processing Centre, and photocopy the courier slip for your records.

While it may seem straightforward, immigration applications are not easy and there are stumbling blocks along the way. For example, you may have had difficulty in meeting the residency requirement, or you may have to receive you permanent resident card right away and can’t wait several months for it to be processed. Whatever your situation, we can help you! Contact us at the number above for assistance.

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

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