Permanent Resident Travel Document
IntroductionPermanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD), is a travel document for a permanent resident outside Canada who does not have a valid Permanent Resident Card to return to Canada. The PRTD is to help permanent residents to satisfy transportation companies that they are allowed to travel to Canada as permanent residents.
You can apply for a permanent resident travel document if you:
- are a permanent resident,
- do not have a valid PR card showing your PR status,
- are outside Canada, and
- will return to Canada by airplane, boat, train or bus.
- Can be submitted by mail or can be submitted online. If you apply online, submit your application and all required supporting documents through the Permanent Resident (PR) Portal.
- IMM5444 Application Form
- Proof of Residency Obligation: you must have been physically present in Canada for a minimum of 730 days within the five (5) years immediately before you apply for a PRTD.
- IMM5476 Use of a Representative
- Passport: all pages of current and valid passport, as well as old passports used in the past five (5) years.
- Other supporting documents based on Country Specific Requirements.
- Authorization for travel for minors (if applicable)
- Legal Name Change (if applicable)
- Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds (if applicable)
A: No, the travel document is normally only valid for one single entry. You should apply for a new PR card as soon as you resume residence in Canada, unless you meet the requirements of living outside Canada on a long-term basis.
A: You will receive a refusal letter, explaining the reasons for the refusal and you can appeal afterwards with supporting documents.
- The service fee does not include government fees, translation fees, notarization fees, delivery fees and other third-party fees