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People with permanent resident status in Canada can apply to obtain their first Permanent Resident Card, Renewal, and Replace a lost/stolen/destroyed/or never received PR Card.

Travelling with your PR card

Permanent residents must have a valid permanent resident card (PR card) or permanent resident travel document (PRTD) to return to Canada by plane, train, bus or boat. Without one, you may not be able to board.

Your PR card needs to be valid when you show it. If your card expires, you will have to apply for a new one. You are still a permanent resident if your card expires.

In order to renew a permanent resident card, you must initially have a PR card.You can also renew if it’s expiring soon or if it has been stolen, lost or damaged.