Parmanent Residence & Ctizenship
Your Permanent Resident Card is a very important document. It is evidence that you hold status as a permanent resident in Canada, and is essential if you plan to travel outside of Canada. Each time you re-enter Canada after a trip, you must present a valid, Permanent Resident Card, to prove your status and right of entry into Canada Your Permanent Resident Card expires every five years. Check the expiry date of your Permanent Resident Card and apply for a new one in advance of your travel date.
Who can apply for PR Card
Only individuals who have been granted permanent resident status are eligible to apply for a Permanent Resident Card. Many confuse applying for Permanent Resident Cards with, applying for permanent resident Status. Applying for a Permanent Resident Card is not the same as applying for permanent resident status.
Typically applicants for Permanent Resident Card, include individuals seeking to replace their expired Permanent Resident Card or those seeking to replace a lost or stolen card.
Some individuals who were granted permanent resident status before June 28, 2002 never received a Permanent Resident Card, and may apply for a new card using this application.
Under normal circumstances, permanent residents who obtained status after June 28, 2002 receive Permanent Resident Card as part of the application process. However, applicants who did not receive a card due to CIC error may also be eligible to apply for a Permanent Resident Card on this form.
Steps in applying for Canadian PRR
• Contact us to send you the relevant forms through our secured online portal
• Complete your application quickly and accurately, with our easy-to-use Secure Officio technology.
• Pay the government filing fees
• Gather supporting documents and submit them with your application to CIC.
• Upon approval of your application, you will be advised report to the relevant CIC office to collect your card.
Applying for Canadian Citizenship
Becoming a citizen is the final step in the immigration process. It signifies your commitment to Canada and your intention to contribute to Canada’s economic social and political development, as a member of its citizenry.
This is a big step, it’s important to approach it with care.
To Apply for Canadian Citizenship
You must meet these eligibility requirements:
● You must be at least 18 years of age.
● You must be a Permanent Resident of Canada.
● You must have resided in Canada for at least three of the last four years.
● You must not have any criminal prohibitions.
● You must pass the Citizenship Test and Interview.
Canada Citizenship Act – Criminal Prohibitions
You cannot become a citizen if you:
● Have been convicted of an indictable (criminal) offence or an offence under the Citizenship Act in the three years before you apply;
● Are currently charged with an indictable offence or an offence under the Citizenship Act;
● Are in prison, on parole or on probation;
● Are under a removal order (have been ordered by Canadian officials to leave Canada);
● Are under investigation for, or charged with, or have been convicted of a war crime or a crime against humanity; or
● Have had your Canadian citizenship taken away in the past five years.
Passing the Canada Citizenship Test and Interview
To pass the citizenship test and interview, you must exhibit the following:
● Adequate knowledge of English or French.
● Knowledge of Canada, including the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and an understanding of Canada’s history, values, institutions and symbols.
What Are the Steps in the Canadian Citizenship Process?
1. Complete your application quickly and accurately, with our easy-to-use Form NavigatorTM technology.
2. Pay the government filing fee online.
3. Gather your supporting documents and submit them with your application to CIC.
4. Upon approval of your application, report to the local CIC office to collect your card.
5. Upon approval, get sworn in at the Citizenship Ceremony.