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How to Renew my Expired PR Card

How to Renew my Expired PR Card

Eligibility to Renew PR Card

Has your permanent card expired? Will it soon expire? Are you travelling outside of Canada and your card is going to expire? Not to worry, this blog will answer all of your questions regarding the process of renewing a permanent residency card.

What is permanent residency in Canada

Permanent residency refers to the status that has been given to individuals who have immigrated to Canada and are to stay permanently. Nonetheless, they are not Canadian citizens, but citizens of other countries. Permanent residents are given most of the same benefits and privileges that Canadian citizens are, these include:

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Requirements to Renew PR Card

Requirements to Renew PR Card

Expired PR card

Has your permanent resident card expired? Are you traveling outside of Canada and don’t have enough time to renew your expired permanent residence card? Are you confused about what is required to renew a permanent residence card? If so, this blog may help answer some of the questions you may have about the permanent residence card renewal process.

About the Permanent Residence Card Renewal Process

Having a valid permanent residence card is important if you plan to travel outside Canada and will need to re-enter Canada by plane, train or boat. Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board and re-enter Canada. It is important to note that you still have status as a permanent resident even if your card has expired. The card is however important for establishing your permanent residence status while traveling outside Canada and when you need to return. For this reason, it is always advisable to apply for a renewal.

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Important Information for Newcomers to Canada

Important Information for Newcomers to Canada

Being a new Canadian Permanent Resident

When one becomes a permanent resident, this can be both very exciting and overwhelming, all at the same time. Applicants have dedicated a ton of time, and have worked very hard to become permanent residents of Canada, so this obviously comes with an abundance of joy and relief. Though, there are many things which come with being a permanent resident of Canada, which can overwhelm anyone who is a newcomer to the country. There are a variety of responsibilities and affairs individuals must organize to properly immerse as a permanent resident of Canada, and reap all the benefits Canada’s public system offers. Throughout this article, we will help cover some of the things new permanent residents of Canada should know, to help you properly adjust to life in Canada.

After You Arrive in Canada…

1. Get Your First Permanent Resident Card

You should report your Canadian address to Citizenship and Immigration Canada within 180 days of landing in Canada, to get a permanent resident (PR) card delivered to you. This is all that needs to be done to get your first PR card. This PR card will be valid for 5 years, and, when you attempt to apply to renew your PR card, you will have to prove you have met the residency requirements, and have abided by the obligations of a permanent resident of Canada properly.

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