Permanent Resident Travel Document
Permanent Residents wishing to enter back into Canada must have their Permanent Resident Card on them to gain entry back into Canada. However, Permanent Residents that do not have a valid PR Card and they require to enter Canada again may be eligible to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document. Permanent Resident Travel Document is the only official document that allows permanent residents of Canada to use to travel back to Canada.
These documents are generally valid for a single entry into Canada, which allows the permanent resident to enter Canada before obtaining a new PR Card. Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document:
- They are a permanent resident of Canada
- They do not have a valid PR card
- They are outside of Canada
- They will return to Canada by airplane, boat, train or bus
It is important to note that Permanent Residents should maintain to meet their residency obligations. If the applicant has failed to meet their residency obligations, then the application for a Permanent Resident Travel Document may be refused by the Visa Officer.