PR cards or citizenship cards are issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, CIC, to Newcomers to Canada. They serve as proof of identity for permanent residents both in Canada and at Canada’s borders. Without a valid PR card, you may not be allowed to enter Canada.
After getting Canadian Permanent Resident status, you will be issued a PR card or citizenship card, which will be valid for a five year period. It is necessary that you renew your PR card after it expires. We recommend that you renew your PR card well before the expiry date. In order to do so, you must disclose your travel history, employment history, and previous addresses.
How Long Does The PR Card Renewal Process Take?
The process can take a few weeks. Normally, we recommend that you apply two weeks before the card’s expiry date.
What If I am Abroad And My PR Card Expires?
In case the PR card expires while you are outside the Canada, you can apply for a ‘Travel Document.’ After you provide CIC with all the relevant documentation, and your application is approved, your new PR card will be issued to you abroad. However, if you are unable to provide sufficient proof of residency in Canada, you may not be able to renew your PR status.
What To Do If My PR Application Gets Rejected
In some instances, CIC may reject your application. However, you have the opportunity to appeal the decision made by the CIC. However, you will have to substantiate your claim with supporting documentation.
Why Hire Guaranteed Immigration Vancouver for PR Card Renewal Assistance
Following the correct PR application procedure is crucial to the success of your application. The amount of documentation that must be provided and the timeline in which your application must be sent, can be daunting. This is where our professionals step in to ensure all the required documentation is sent with your application and that your application is accurately completed and sent as quickly as possible. We have a proven track record of helping clients successfully obtain their PR status and cards.