Make Sure You Renew Your PR Card in Advance

Your permanent resident card is an important piece of documentation that services as proof of your status in Canada. It must be kept valid at all times while you are a permanent resident of Canada, but it does have an expiry date. permanent resident card

You will need to renew your permanent resident card (PR card) well in advance of its expiry to ensure that you are not without a valid permanent residency card. How long in advance should you submit your application?

Processing times for permanent resident card renewal applications are currently taking 73 calendar days to process as of March 27, 2013.

How to renew your permanent resident card

1. Make an application to renew your permanent resident card using the designated immigration form.

2. Ensure that you have read and that you understand all of the instructions on the application, and that you have not left any blank spaces on the application.

3. Compose your application package by following the instructions on the document checklist, which will let you know what you should include in your package.

4. Have your application package assessed by a licensed immigration lawyer, who will help you make sure that your application package is ready to be processed.

5. Submit your application to renew your permanent resident card.

While seemingly straightforward, not everything always goes smoothly with these applications. If you are concerned about meeting the residency requirement, you are currently outside of Canada or want to travel immediately and need your permanent residency card as soon as possible, please contact us for assistance. We have helped many people with their permanent residency card renewals, even people who are facing difficult obstacles with their applications. Call 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

The content and comments of this blog are not legal advise and and may not be accurate or complete. If you require legal advice, contact a licensed legal practitioner directly. If you post on this blog, you assume full responsibility for disclosing your identity to the public and VisaPlace nor its affiliates are not responsible for protecting your privacy nor your identity concerning your participation in our blog and you assume any risks in participating.

Customer Reviews

Here’s my good advice; Lawyer up. ...and if your looking for a group of lawyers to help with your international affairs regarding visas and work permits; these professionals are top notch. I’ve had a great experience, they got the job done, and my job was very complicated. Rania Abboud, high five to you especially, you set up a great plan for success, replied to my questions very quickly, kept me informed and your very knowledgeable in your field. To everyone else at VisaPlace; Thank you as well. As a business owner myself I immediately recognized the way your team works so effectively! I wish you all the best of success. J.

Jason Mayerin the last week

The team at the Visa place as very thorough in the preparation of my application which I am sure made a difference. They guided the process well to a successful outcome. Would recommend them for sure.

Brad Davies2 weeks ago

I hired them for my study permit application! I had been denied twice and thanks to them the 3rd try was a success. Lisa Inspektor was my main contact. She is Very nice and polite. I strongly recommend you to go with them! The money you’re gonna spend is gonna be worth it

landry walker3 weeks ago