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Canada Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD)

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March 18, 2024

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Ishita Soni

Apply for PRTD to travel back to the Canada.

Canada Permanent Resident Travel Document 

If you’re a permanent resident of Canada and you’re outside the country without a valid PR card, you need a special document called a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD) to come back to Canada. This travel document is usually valid for a single entry into the country.

You can benefit from:

  • Applying anytime, 24/7
  • Quick and easy upload of all your information, including payment.
  • No printing required.

Canada’s entry rules

If you live in Canada as a permanent resident, you need to have a valid permanent resident card (PR card) or a special travel document (PRTD) when you travel back to Canada. Incase If you don’t have these, you might not be allowed to board your flight, train, bus, or boat to Canada.

Make sure your PR card is still valid when you come back from a trip outside Canada. If it’s expiring soon, apply for a new one before it expires. It’s your responsibility to keep this in check.

Are you eligible to apply for PRTD?

To be eligible for a PRTD, you must:

  • be a permanent resident outside Canada.
  • confirm your PR status.
  • not be in possession of a valid PR card.
  • meet the residency obligation of a permanent resident.
  • not have lost your PR status.

Who should not apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document?

  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign Nationals who do not have Permanent Resident status
  • Permanent residents with a valid PR card in their possession
  • Permanent residents who want to voluntarily give up (renounce) their permanent residence status.
  • Past Permanent Residents who have lost their PR status.

What is the Canadian PRTD processing time?

When you apply for a PRTD (Permanent Resident Travel Document) in any country, the time it takes to process your application can vary. Usually, it takes about 6 to 8 weeks. However, in some cases, it might take even longer than eight weeks.

Get in touch with SPS Canada

Receive professional advice on any of your questions regarding Canadian immigration. get in touch with us, experienced immigration consultants from SPS Canada. For additional information, contact support@spscanada.com (Canada) or support.amd@spscanada.com

(Ahmedabad), or by phone at (1) 905-362-9393 (Canada) or +919586226232 (Ahmedabad).





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