PR Card Renewals

PR Card Renewals

If your permanent resident (PR) card is expired or will expire in less than 9 months, you can apply for a new card. The new card will have a new expiration date. Most new PR cards are valid for 5 years.

Who is Eligible for a PR Card Renewal?

Individuals eligible to apply for Permanent Resident Card renewal must be permanent residents within Canada who would like to apply for:
  • an initial (first) PR Card
  • renewal of a PR Card that has or will soon expire or
  • replacement of a PR Card that has been lost, stolen or damaged.
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Eligibility Criteria for a Permanent Resident Card:

The applicant

How to Apply for a PR Card Renewal

The application process to renew a PR Card for Canada requires individuals to file form IMM 5444 and submit the required documents in order to replace the card that has expired or will soon expire. Lost, stolen, destroyed or expired immigration documents issued by the Government of Canada can be replaced. To have a PR Card renewed, individuals must complete an application and pay the applicable processing fee.

There is no need to contact the IRCC (formerly known as CIC) if your card has expired (or is due to expire).

Documents required with your application:

What Are the Steps in the PR Card Renewal Process?