If you travel outside of Canada, the Permanent Resident card (PR card) is the verification that you are a Permanent Resident of Canada. If you are returning to Canada from abroad on an airplane, boat, train or a bus, you must have a valid PR card with you to seek re-entry. PR cards are valid for five (5) years, and must be renewed on the basis of having met the residency obligations .
If you have resided outside of Canada for a long period of time and are attempting to enter Canada without having met the residency obligations required to renew your PR card, you may be refused entry at the Canadian border.
In order to be eligible for the renewal of the PR Card, Permanent Residents of Canada must reside in Canada for 730 days with respect to every 5-year period through any of the following:
If your PR card is about to expire and you wish to travel abroad, contact us today to renew your PR card.
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