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Ryzzaline
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Posted On: 8/20/2014
Ryzzaline
Ryzzaline
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Hello,

I have recently had my wallet stolen with most of my identification cards. While my license and health card can easily be replaced, my permanent resident card was already expired and I heard the procedure to renew it was long.

The problem is my citizenship approval came today, and I am panicking as the exam will be in two weeks time. I have not reported this yet but will soon. Our family needs to take it all together as we applied as a family.

I am just a student and I am afraid I will drag down my parents with me. Will I still be able to take my exam even though my PM card is lost?

Thank you
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Posted On: 8/21/2014
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We are sorry to hear that you have experienced this. It is true that it is a big hassle to recuperate everything after a wallet is lost or stolen.

According to a CIC representative, if you lost or had your PR Card stolen, you may want to contact them.

They also stated that a valid PR card is not required for the exam, however, you may still want to let them know that it was stolen.

It is also recommended that it would be a good idea to report it to your local police authorities to ensure that no one who may come in possession of your card may use it.

This may also serve as documentation that it has been lost.

You can also find some information on what the process is in the event that a PR card is lost.

Here is an excerpt from the CIC website in the Solemn declaration concerning a lost, stolen, destroyed or never-received Permanent Resident Card (PR Card) section,

"Solemn declaration concerning a lost, stolen, destroyed or never-received Permanent Resident Card (PR Card)

This form is for you if you are a permanent resident who:
[...]
or
•Possessed a valid Permanent Resident Card that was lost, stolen or destroyed but you do not wish to reapply for a new card immediately. You can obtain a PR Card application kit from this site, or by contacting the Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100.

To obtain a Solemn Declaration form (IMM 5451) contact the Call Centre at: 1-888-242-2100.

After you have completed the form, please fax it to 1-902-564-3148 or mail it to the PR Card Processing Centre:

PR Card Processing Centre
P.O. Box 9000
Sydney, Nova Scotia
B1P 6K7"

We suggest that you contact the CIC Call Centre to find out if you necessarily have to complete the Solemn declaration concerning a lost, stolen, destroyed or never-received Permanent Resident Card (PR Card) in your case.

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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Ryzzaline
Ryzzaline
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Posted On: 8/21/2014
Ryzzaline
Ryzzaline
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As long as I will not hinder my family and still be able to take the test, then it is great.

Thank you very much.

Alabado
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Ryzzaline
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Posted On: 8/21/2014
Ryzzaline
Ryzzaline
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But I just have one more question.

What is during my exam, they ask for me to surrender my PR card. Do I bring any other document to prove it is stolen or that I am a permanent resident?

Alabado
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