7 Simple Steps To Renew PR Card Online Within/Outside Canada 2023
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Navigate to the Permanent residence portal
Click on ‘Create an account’ and proceed to provide an email address and password
Once done, click on ‘Create account’ to receive a confirmation code sent to your email address to complete your account registration.
Go to your email, copy the 6-digit verification code and paste it onto the empty verification field box on the portal then click on ‘Complete registration’
If done correctly, you will receive an on screen notification stating ‘Congratulations. You’ve successfully created a new account.
Use your email address and password to login to your account.
Once logged in, scroll down the webpage and click on the ‘Start Permanent Resident card/ Permanent Resident Travel Document application’ button
On the next screen, you will be required to select the option that best describes your current situation by tapping on the drop-down menu and selecting either ‘I am in Canada’ or ‘I am outside Canada’
You will then receive a disclaimer quoted as below
“To qualify for urgent PR Card processing, you must be travelling within the next 3 months due to: a job opportunity, your own serious illness, the death of a family member, work related to our current job, the serious illness of a family member, or you are in a crisis, emergency, or a vulnerable situation.
Even if you qualify for urgent PR Card processing, we can’t guarantee that you’ll get your PR Card on time. We cannot process applications for PR cards in less than three weeks.
If you do not receive your new PR Card before you travel abroad, you can submit an application for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD). You will be required to submit your passport outside of Canada in order to finalize your PRTD.
We encourage you to wait until you are outside of Canada to apply for a permanent resident travel document (PRTD)”
Once you have read and understood the disclaimer, select the checkbox to agree then click on ‘Apply for a PR card’
Is your PR Card request urgent?
If urgent, select the ‘Yes,my request is urgent’ option and select your reason of urgency from the list of provided options such as a job opportunity, your own serious illness, the death of a family member, work related to our current job, the serious illness of a family member, or you are in a crisis, emergency, or a vulnerable situation which will require upload of document showing proof of urgency.
Otherwise if not urgent, select the option ‘No, my request is not urgent’ and proceed to fill out and submit the below application forms needed for the renewal of your PR card.
Steps To Renew PR Card In Canada
Completion of the IMM 5444 form (Mandatory)
1.1 Reason for your PR card application i.e (Renew your present PR card, Replace a lost, stolen or damaged PR card, Obtain your first PR card)
1.2 Unique Client Identifier (UCI) which refers to a 8 or 10 digit reference number appearing on all correspondence received from IRCC which can also be obtained from your old PR card.
1.3 Language of correspondence
1.4 Date you became a PR in Canada - this information is available on your Permanent Resident (PR) Card
1.5 Place you became a PR in Canada - this information is available on your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR)
2.1 Enter your full name as per Record of Landing / Confirmation of Permanent Residence / Last PR Card.
2.2 Enter your current name if it is different from the above and provide supporting documents for the same
2.3 Physical characteristics such as gender, eye color and height
2.4 Birth information i.e date of birth and country
2.5 Country, countries or territories of citizenship
2.6 Current residential address in Canada i.e Postal address/Code, Apartment, Street No/Name, City, Province
2.7 Current mailing address in Canada (If different from the above)
2.9 Primary telephone number i.e Canada/US or outside Canada
2.10 Alternative phone number i.e Canada/US or outside Canada
2.11 Request for correspondence using submitted email address
2.12 Current Marital status
3.1 Availability of removal order from Canada
3.2 Availability of inadmissibility report by immigration officer
3.3 Previous loss of PR status
3.4 Availability of appeal to Immigration and Refugee Board against residency obligation decision
3.5 Prior issuance of either travel document or PR travel document
4.1 Address History (Inside & Outside Canada)
List your address history for the past five (5) years or if you become PR less than five (5) years ago, your address history since becoming PR.
4.2 Work and Educational History (Inside & Outside Canada)
List your work and educational history for the past five (5) years or if you become PR less than five (5) years ago, your work and educational history since becoming PR.
If you have not worked or studied, you may provide any activity that applies to you such as volunteering, homemaker, retired, unemployed etc)