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PR Renewal

PR Renewal

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