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PR Card - Name Issue 

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Posted On: 6/16/2014
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I did not update my PR card with my new name (after marriage name). Now I have to travel to my back home but not sure that, is my PR card valid or need to be updated before leaving?
My travel document is also in my before marriage name. But my all other cards issued in Canada is in my new name like my health care card and driving license. Is it a big issue or I can travel with my PR card and travel document with my old name?
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Posted On: 6/25/2014
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation with us.

According to several CIC representatives, as long as both your passport and PR card are not expired and the names match on either one, it should not be a problem for you to travel with them.

You may want to contact and confirm with the country(s) you are travelling to for their entry requirements.

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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