How to Apply for PR Card Renewal?

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Do You Need Urgent Processing of a Permanent Resident Card?

If you are currently in Canada and require an urgent PR card because you are planning to travel outside Canada we can help. You can apply for urgent processing if your card will not be ready before you leave.

In order to qualify for urgent processing, you must be:

  • travelling in the next three months, and
  • returning to Canada on a commercial vehicle, like an airplane, train, boat or bus.

If you are in Canada and you have not applied and still need an urgent PR card we can help.

If Your Travel Date is More Than Three Weeks Away:

  1. Fill out the application form called, applying for a permanent resident card,
  2. Include a photocopy of your proof of travel and proof of payment with your application.

The proof of travel, such as tickets or an itinerary, must show:

  • The dates you will be traveling,
  • Your personal information such as your full name, and
  • Your destination (where you are going).

The proof of payment can be part or full price for your travel. It must show:

  • The date that you paid,
  • The amount paid, and
  • How you paid.

It is important that you have all the information indicated above if you wish to renew your PR card urgently. If you do not send all this information, your application to renew your PR card might not be processed "urgently" but processed normally.

3. On your envelope, write:

Urgent Proof of travel included

It is important to know that processing times are increasing on a daily basis. Even if an application for urgent PR card renewal is filed, there is no guarantee that you will receive this in time of your travel. It is important to ensure that the correct paper work is filed. In addition, it is very important to indicate the reason for the urgency. At Akrami & Associates, we contact the immigration officer and write a thorough submission as to the urgency of the PR card renewal.

PR Card Application Process

Action we take at Akrami & Associates: Obtain the application
for a Permanent Resident Card through CIC's website.

Action we take: Gather all required documents, pay the fees through a financial institution or by using the Internet, fill out the application forms and mail the complete application to the Case Processing Centre (CPC) in Sydney.

CPC-S process: Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) checks your application. Did you include the fee receipt and is the application complete?

CPC-S process: If yes, application is processed and approved if you meet all the requirements.

CPC-S process: If no, your application is returned. End of process.

CIC Assessment: The appropriate CIC receives the PR card from the production facility.

CIC Assessment: CIC sends your card by mail.

As you can see based on the chart above, it is extremely important that all necessary relevant documents are included from the start. If it is not, your application will be returned as incomplete. This will cause further delays for you.

Contact Akrami & Associates Immigration Law firm


For further information with respect your Canadian immigration we invite you to contact our experienced immigration representatives.

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