December 26, 2021

What are the conditions for the renewal of a PR visa?

Permanent resident cards in Canada have a 5-year validity period. You can file an application for PR card renewal if your current one is about to expire or would expire in less than 9 months. Even if your visa expires, you will remain a permanent resident. The PR Card renewal process will take at least 49 days but can be completed faster if necessary through urgent processing. Payment for a PR Card renewal must be made online, as well as the receipt must be printed and attached to the application. Read on to know more about the requirements for a PR Visa in Canada.


Eligibility for a PR Card Renewal:

To be able to qualify for a PR Card Renewal, you must meet the following criteria:

  • A Canadian permanent resident.
  • Being physically present in Canada is essential.
  • Not if there is a valid removal order in place.
  • You have never been convicted of a crime of any kind.
  • Not a Canadian citizen or an Indian as defined by the Indian Act.
  • Possessing evidence of a lost or stolen PR card (if applicable).

If you want to renew your PR card, you must have spent at least 730 days in Canada in the previous five years. This does not have to be an uninterrupted period of stay, but you must have proof of staying in the country for this time period in order to renew your visa. If you meet these requirements, you can apply to have your visa renewed.


How to apply for PR Card Renewal?

You must submit an application that includes a form IMM 5444e as well as the required documents. The following documents are required:

  • Your initial PR card has been set to expire or will expire soon. You may retain your card until a fresh one is issued if it is about to expire.
  • Proof of a stolen or lost PR card in the event it is lost or stolen.
  • a copy of a current travel document, such as a passport
  • Clear photos that adhere to the guide's photo specifications. Your application may be rejected if it does not include photos that meet the photo specifications.
  • Other forms of identification may be required.
  • Criminal records demonstrating that you have never been convicted of anything.
  • Other Documents Required:
  • A copy of the documentation of permanent residence confirmation.
  • A copy of a valid identification document, such as a driver's license, student ID, or photo identity card.
  • Tax documents from the last few years.
  • If the candidate is under the age of 18, a birth certificate is required.

The process may appear simple, but any delay or misrepresentation may lead to major issues. It is not as simple as it appears. Thus, you need someone who is professional and has valuable experiential insights about the process - an immigration Consultant! I will recommend looking for a licensed consultant - RCIC Regulated Canada Immigration Consultants; who are legally authorized by the Canadian Government to represent immigrants in their application process.

At Pelican Migration Consultants, our primary goal is to offer you all the necessary information you require to make the right decisions. We help you plan and manage your immigration to Canada and eventually lead a successful life in the country of your dreams. What’s more, we don’t make you spend a penny more or wait a day longer until and unless it is out of our control.