How to Renew Your PR Card in Vancouver

Are you a Canadian permanent resident living in Vancouver who needs to renew your permanent resident card? If this is your first time doing so, you may feel a bit nervous. However, if you have met the residency requirement you have nothing to worry about. But don’t mistake – you need to make sure that you renew your permanent resident card properly.

How to renew a permanent resident card

1. Obtain the application form to renew your permanent resident card, and fill them out completely and accurately.

2. Review the document checklist that accompanies this application form, which will let you know all of the different supporting documents you will require for your application package. Make sure you include them all in your application package.

3. Pay your fee for the processing of your permanent resident card renewal application, which can be done online or at a financial institution. Enclose the receipt with your application package.

4. Have a licensed immigration lawyer review your application package and supporting documentation to ensure that you have not missed something or made any mistakes.

5. Mail your application package to the Case Processing Centre.

While the process of renewing your permanent resident card (PR card) seems straight forward, you can run into problems if you have not made the residency requirement. The residency requirement means that you have spent two of the last five years in the country, or at least 730 days. If you have not, you may not be eligible to renew your permanent resident card.

If you have not been able to meet the residency requirement, please contact our immigration law firm as soon as possible. We may be able to help you with your permanent resident card renewal even in this case.

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