Canadian permanent residency card normally has a five-year validity period until expiration, but sometimes it could be a year. If your PR card is expired or will expire in less than 9 months, you can apply for a PR card renewal. Other circumstances including stolen, lost, destroyed, or name change are also eligible.
Other requirements include the following:
- You are a permanent resident of Canada
- You physically reside in Canada
- You meet the residency requirement
- You are not under an effective removal order
- You are not a Canadian citizen
- You are not convicted of an offense related to the misuse of a PR card
In Canada applicants are exempt; however, all other applicants from Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, and the Americas are required to submit their biometrics at a Visa Application Center or Application Support Center.
Documents Preparation for Renewal:
- IMM 5444
- Your PR card: photocopy or the damaged original
- Photocopy of One main identity document (i.e. Passport)
- Two Photos placed in a small envelope : taken within 6 months
- IMM 5401 Fees: copy of receipts showing amount paid
- IMM 5644E