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Expired PR card & Expired Passport- How to renew? 

liesdeanne
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Posted On: 7/29/2014
liesdeanne
liesdeanne
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My PR card and Dutch passport are both expired.

Can I renew my PR card by providing a copy of my expired passport, or must I renew my Dutch passport first?

I have my landed immigrant document.

I have tried calling the CIC office but they`re too busy and the line disconnects.
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Posted On: 7/29/2014
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You can find some detailed information related to which documents can be presented when applying to renew your PR card in the Applying for a Permanent Resident Card (PR Card) - Initial application, replacement or renewal (IMM 5445) Instruction Guide.

Here is an excerpt,



One (1) primary identity document

A copy of one of the following:

-your valid passport or travel document, or
-the passport or travel document you held at the time you became a permanent resident (including your passport’s page that was stamped when you arrived in Canada and became a permanent resident), or
-the certificate of identity or travel document issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada or a foreign country.

Note: The copy should show the document type and number, issue and expiry date, your name, photo and date of birth.

Under exceptional circumstances, if it is impossible for you to obtain any of the above you must provide a:

-copy of any identity document issued outside Canada before you came to Canada,
or
-statutory declaration signed by you attesting to your identity and a statutory declaration also attesting to your identity signed by:

a person who knew you before you came to Canada (such as a family member) or
an official of an organization representing people from your country of nationality or former residence.

Format: Clear and legible photocopy

One (1) secondary identity document

A copy of one of the following:

-your Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292 or IMM 5688), or
-your valid provincial driver’s license, or
-your valid provincial photo-identity card, or
-your valid student card issued from a provincially accredited college or university, or
-your most recent Income Tax assessment issued by the Canada Revenue Agency within the past two (2) years.

Format: Clear and legible photocopy

Note: You are strongly encouraged to submit two (2) secondary identity documents in the event that additional documents are required and to prevent delays in the processing of your application.

Additional documents of proof of residence in Canada in the past five (5) years

Include the following with your application:

Photocopies of all pages of all passports you held in the past five (5) years (if your stamps are not in English or French, please have them translated, see section on Translation of documents), and

A copy of one of the following:

-Other Income Tax assessments issued by Canada Revenue Agency within the past five (5) years, or
-transcripts from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada verifying attendance within the past five (5) years, or
-for all school-aged children, written records verifying attendance within the past five (5) years.


Format: Clear and legible photocopy


You may also want to contact the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Call Centre directly for some additional information.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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