Canadian Permanent Resident Cards
Applying for your first card, renewals, and appeals for residency challenges abroad
Canadian Permanent Resident Cards (PR) are required for all Permanent Canadian residents who wish to travel abroad to be able to establish their identity at the Port of Entry and to re-enter Canada. The PR Card is valid for a five year period. We can assist you in the process of obtaining your card for the first time, or apply to extend your current one.
If you have spent a considerable amount of time outside of Canada since landing, especially in the past 5 years, you may need special counseling prior to applying to extend your PR Card. If your card has already expired, and you are outside of Canada, you need to know your rights! You would need to apply to get a Travel Document to reenter Canada, and at that point the Embassy or Visa Office abroad may make the decision to revoke your Permanent Residence status. It is strongly recommended you consult with us prior to taking any action so you know your rights. You will also want to know if and how an appeal can be made, if you are eligible.
Please fill out our Permanent Resident Card Assessment Form so we can assess your ability to obtain your Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
Here is a small selection from our many thank-you letters.
“We hired other counsel and paid large amount of money. After 5 years we asked about our papers, but we can not get hold of him. Mr. David Le Blanc of Ferreira-Wells Immigration told us that he believes that our former counsel did not submit an application and pocketed our money. He got in touch with our former counsel and demanded to return our money. We were treated with humility, compassion, and dedication. I always get anxious because we were out of status. When Mr. LeBlanc informed us that our application has been approved after years of waiting, our lives changed. We have no words to express how grateful we are.”
Noni R and Dino A.