In order to renew a permanent resident card, an applicant must submit a complete application in hard copy to one of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Case Processing Centres for PR cards. Upon submission, provided that an application is complete and that the permanent resident meets all requirements, a new PR card will be issued.
It should be noted that permanent resident status does not expire when a person’s PR card expires. A person can only lose their PR status if they go through an official process. You can lose your PR status in the following situations:
Even if a person fails to meet the permanent resident residency obligation, their PR status remains in effect until an official decision is made on their status.
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