Applications for PR card
The permanent resident card (PR Card) is the official proof of your status as a permanent resident in Canada.
You need a PR Card if:
- You are a permanent resident (including a child);
- You plan on travelling outside of Canada; and
- You plan on returning to Canada by any commercial transporter, such as a plane, train, boat or bus.
Use this application if you are a permanent resident in Canada who wants to apply for:
- Your first PR Card;
- A renewal of your PR Card that has or will soon expire;
- You legally changed your name and need to update your PR card;
- A replacement of your PR Card that has been lost, stolen or damaged; or
- To change the gender designation on your PR Card.