How Permanent Resident Card Applications Work

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Every year thousands of people realize their dreams of becoming Permanent Residence within Canada and there is no reason you can’t be among them. A Permanent Resident Card (PR Card) is official proof of your status as a permanent resident.

If one has received permanent residency status in Canada prior to June 28, 2002, he or she may apply for a Permanent Resident Card. If an individual received permanent residency status after this date  and have not received a PR Card or wish to replace a lost, stolen, damaged or expired PR Card, they may also apply.

Obtaining these cards can be tricky and without the aid of a immigration professional, the process may prove difficult for some.

Who is a PR Card is for?

A PR Card is for individuals who have received permanent residency status. Although one has received permanent residency in Canada, they have yet to receive their Canadian citizenship.

A PR Card allows permanent residents to travel outside of Canada and return while using it as proof of status in the country. It is crucial for an individual to have a valid PR Card when re-entering Canada, otherwise a travel document would have to be applied for in order to return.

The simple truth is, that without this critical document, the freedom to leave and re-enter the country as a permanent residence is considerably more strenuous. But, through the guidance of an immigration expert such hardships can be averted.

What to ask a licensed Canadian immigration professional about Canadian Permanent Resident Card Applications?

Not all immigration professionals are created equally. Often we’ve noticed that Canadian Permanent Resident Card applications are rejected because the right questions were not discussed.

Here are some very important questions you want to ask any person you are planning on hiring to help you with your Canadian Permanent Resident Card application:

  • After my PR card expires, how do I ensure that I can keep my permanent residency status before the card expires?
  • How long before the expiry date is one able to renew their card?
  • If you have a family, you may also want to ask if children are issued PR Cards and what the process to apply for them is?

The immigration professional should have no problems answer those important questions for you.

Why Contact My Visa Source for an Assessment?

My Visa Source can not only help you apply for an initial or renewal of a PR Card, our professionals can also assist with helping you meeting your residency status and advising you on requirements to maintain your status in Canada. Having in-depth knowledge and experience in dealing with PR Card applications, we would also be able to help you make a smooth transition to apply for Canadian Citizenship.

We understand the importance of properly preparing an application for a Canadian Permanent Resident Card along with all the correct supporting documentation.  If an application is missing anything it can result in a rejection and having to re-apply can be a costly and painful process. You can have peace of mind that your visa application is being processed with the utmost care and detail.

What to do next

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