3. Apply for a travel document if you’re outside Canada
Question & AnswerI’m a permanent resident. Do I need a PR card?
The application package includes:
You can use the Travel Document to prove your status when returning to Canada. Once you’re back in Canada, you can apply for a new permanent resident card.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will refuse to give you a Travel Document if they think you’ve lost your status as a permanent resident. This could happen if, for example, they think you’ve not met your .
If IRCC refuses your application, you have 60 days to appeal that decision.