PR status is the official status granted to individuals who have been approved for permanent residency in Canada. The PR status is granted indefinitely, which means that individuals can stay in Canada as permanent residents for as long as they wish, provided they meet certain conditions. A PR card, on the other hand, is a wallet-sized plastic card that serves as proof of a person’s PR status. PR cards are required for travel outside Canada, and they must be renewed every five years to ensure that the cardholder’s PR status remains valid.
To renew your PR card, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- You must be a permanent resident of Canada.
- You must be physically present in Canada.
- You must not be under an effective removal order.
- You must not be a Canadian citizen or a registered Indian under the Indian Act.
If you meet these eligibility criteria, we can apply to renew your PR card. The application process involves the following steps:
- Gather the required documents, including a copy of your current PR card, two photos, and any other supporting documents.
- Complete the application form and pay the processing fee.
- Submit your application to the appropriate government office.
- Attend your biometrics appointment, if required.
- Wait for your application to be processed, which can take up to several months.
Renewing your PR card is an important but could be tricky in calculating your eligibility. With StayInCanada’s assistance, we represent you before IRCC to ensure that your application is successful. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with PR card renewal and other immigration-related services.