PERMANENT Resident Status/Card

How to maintain your Canadian Permanent Resident ( PR) status?

Permanent Resident card is a document, which confirms your immigrant status  in Canada and allows you to freely exit and enter Canada. It is issued with 5 years of  validity to individuals after landing with an immigrant visa  in Canada. In order to maintain your PR status, you must physically reside in Canada for at least 730 days during the last 5 years before the expiration date of your PR card ( exceptions exist). Renewing the PR card is normally straightforward when you reside most of the time in Canada and  travel to other countries from Canada for short period of time. However, there are cases when individuals face difficulties to renew a PR card or restore lost PR cards. 

Some of the reasons for PR card application processing delays, refusals and loss of status are listed below:

  • Incomplete and/or inconsistent application forms and lack of supporting documents to prove your physical residence  in Canada;
  • Loss of travel passport (s), in which your exit and entry stamps are recorded, etc. 
  • Misrepresentation and fraud
  • You will also lose/return your PR card when you become a Canadian citizen
  • If you commit a serious offense, you will leave Canada permanently

Contact us today to receive a case-specific document checklist to support your application for PR renewal or PRTD.