PR Travel Document

PR Travel Document

To return to Canada after traveling abroad, a permanent resident must possess a valid Permanent Resident Card (PR Card) or a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD) if using commercial transportation (e.g., plane, boat, train, bus).

Certain situations may arise where a person urgently needs to travel outside Canada, and their PR card is either expired or will expire during their travels. If unable to apply for a PR card renewal urgently, they must request a special travel authorization called a Travel Document at the Canadian Visa Office/Embassy/High Commission outside Canada. This application is submitted to the Visa Application Centre (VAC) before their return via commercial transportation. Failure to show proof of permanent resident status can prevent boarding on the airplane to Canada through the Canada Border Services Agency’s system.

For Canadian permanent residents, it’s crucial to understand their obligations for maintaining PR status and when IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) may determine their status. Applying for a PRTD or PR card renewal might pose risks in cases where permanent residency status is at stake.

IRCC will only issue a PRTD if satisfied that the permanent resident adheres to the residency obligation or if there are sufficient humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

If the PRTD application is rejected, it could lead to potential loss of permanent residency status, triggering appeal proceedings at the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD).

Considering renewing your PR card or applying for a PRTD? Contact us to discuss eligibility and the appropriate procedure to safeguard your permanent residency status from any adverse impact due to such applications.

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