Who is Eligible for a PR Card Renewal?

Individuals eligible to apply for Permanent Resident Card renewal must be permanent residents within Canada who would like to apply for:

  • an initial (first) PR Card
  • renewal of a PR Card that has or will soon expire or
  • replacement of a PR Card that has been lost, stolen or damaged.


Eligibility Criteria for a Permanent Resident Card:

The applicant

  • must be a permanent resident of Canada
  • must be physically present in Canada
  • should not be under an effective removal order
  • should not be a Canadian citizen or a registered Indian under the Indian Act, and
  • should not be convicted of an offense related to the misuse of a Permanent Resident Card.