You may have to travel outside Canada for different reasons. But, to return you need a valid PR card. And people often overlook the expiry date of the card. If the PR or permanent resident card has expired or is about to expire in less than 9 months, you need to apply for a new card. Otherwise, you will not be able to travel to and from Canada. The new PR card will have a new expiration date. New PR cards are usually valid for five years.

Applying for and getting approved for the new PR card is hectic. But, our team at Western Immigration is here to make the process easy for you. We will assist you through every stage of the entire process. From the eligibility criteria to the paperwork, we will provide you with all the details necessary to get the new PR card.

Who Can Apply For The New PR Card?

New permanent residents of Canada needn’t have to apply for a PR card. You will get one once you immigrate to Canada through your mailing address. You have to send the card to the respected authority within 180 days of immigrating to Canada. If the authorities do not get the card on time, you may have to apply for a new card from scratch.

The Eligibility Criteria For Applying For A New PR Card

Here are the eligibility criteria for applying for a new PR card:

  • A permanent resident
  • Submission of application in Canada

However, here are the circumstances when you should apply for a PR card:

  • Expired card or about to expire in less than 9 months
  • Lost, destroyed or stolen card
  • Haven’t received the card within 180 days of immigrating to Canada

It is normal to get confused with so many eligibility criteria for the PR card. Thus, we are here to make things easier for you. Consult with our team to make sure you going in the right direction.