PR Card Renewal
Canadian Permanent Residents must have a valid permanent resident card (PR card) or permanent resident travel document (PRTD) to return Canada via commercial carrier (e.g., plane, bus, train, or boat). However, you may enter Canada without a valid PR card via the land border in a private vehicle or at an airport via private plane. A permanent resident card (PR card) is usually issued for five years but can sometimes be issued for one year instead. It is valid until the expiry date listed on the card.
If your PR card is not ready before you leave Canada or if you are outside Canada without a valid PR card, you need to apply for a permanent resident travel document (PRTD).
Requirements to renew PR Card
You should only apply for a PR card if
You may qualify to renew your PR card if you were/are outside of Canada and do not meet the minimum residency requirements. You may qualify under following circumstances:
Urgent processing of a permanent resident card
To qualify for urgent permanent resident (PR) card processing, you must be in Canada and travelling within the next three months due to:
Documents required for urgent processing
Loss of PR status
Loss of permanent residence status is not automatic. It requires a determination by an officer. If no officer decides that PR status is lost, then the person is still a permanent resident. This is especially important for those persons who have an expired PR card and still wish to enter Canada.
New PR Card: 120 Days
Renewal/Replacement: 92 Days