First PR Card

Old Feb 6th 2008, 11:29 pm
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Question First PR Card

Can anyone tell me what happens when you land for the first time with respect to getting your PR Card? Do you have to subsequently apply for it or does it get sent to you automatically? (CIC website seems to indicate the latter but just wanted to be sure!)

What documents are given to you by the immigration officer when you 'land'. Any advice greatly appreciated.

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Old Feb 7th 2008, 2:10 am
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you give the officer an address , the card gets sent to that address. It needs to be a canadian one so if you don't have a canadian address , you can either use a friends or elect to provide them with one later. I believe you have six months to provide them with one.

As for paperwork , they scribble over your shiney visa in your passport, get you to sign your COPR and give you back one (I think) part of it.
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Originally Posted by Zoe Bell
I believe you have six months to provide them with one.
You have six months in which to get a PR card for free. You don't have to get a PR card within six months of landing and activating your PR status. But after six months it no longer is free. It costs $50.
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Originally Posted by Judy in Calgary
You have six months in which to get a PR card for free. You don't have to get a PR card within six months of landing and activating your PR status. But after six months it no longer is free. It costs $50.
fair enough , i stand corrected (or slouch on the sofa actually!)
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fair enough , i stand corrected (or slouch on the sofa actually!)
I didn't mean to "correct" you, Zoe. I just meant to add to the information you'd provided. I actually learned that extra piece from Biiiiink.
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Originally Posted by Judy in Calgary
I didn't mean to "correct" you, Zoe. I just meant to add to the information you'd provided. I actually learned that extra piece from Biiiiink.
Here's the info about the 180 days and the fee - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/informa...d/arriving.asp

I don't know for certain but the website seems to suggest that if you don't get it in the 6mths "newly-landed" window, you may have to collect the card in person when it's ready. Probably not a big deal for most, but worth knowing about if you live far away from your nearest office.

Have I interpreted that right? Anyone know for certain?
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Originally Posted by Biiiiink
I don't know for certain but the website seems to suggest that if you don't get it in the 6mths "newly-landed" window, you may have to collect the card in person when it's ready. Probably not a big deal for most, but worth knowing about if you live far away from your nearest office.

Have I interpreted that right?
No, Biiiiink, that is not my reading of that page. What I mean is that I have seen nothing there that suggests you have to collect the card in person.

I have just created a Wiki called Permanent Residence Card. To assist me in the writing of the Wiki, I found CIC's web page entitled Application for a Permanent Resident Card. My reading of that information suggests to me that one can apply for a PR card by mail at any time.
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Duh!!! Just noticed that CIC calls it a Permanent Resident Card. Okay, there is a new Wiki called Permanent Resident Card.
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Judging my some of the posts in the maple leaf I think Judy needs to start a wiki about "self cleaning ovens"!!!

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It was this bit I was reading about collecting it in person - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/informa...card-faq05.asp . I don't know if it also applies for new immigrants outside of their initial 180 days, but it sounds like it might.

I'll stick it in the Wiki if others agree, not sure enough about it myself!

Originally Posted by Judy in Calgary
No, Biiiiink, that is not my reading of that page. What I mean is that I have seen nothing there that suggests you have to collect the card in person.
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Originally Posted by Biiiiink
It was this bit I was reading about collecting it in person - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/informa...card-faq05.asp . I don't know if it also applies for new immigrants outside of their initial 180 days, but it sounds like it might.

I'll stick it in the Wiki if others agree, not sure enough about it myself!
Yes, Biiiiink, it does seem to me that immigrants (permanent residents) would have to collect their PR cards in person if they applied for them outside of their initial 180 days (post-landing).

Thanks, I think it would be great if you added that to the Wiki.
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Originally Posted by Judy in Calgary
Yes, Biiiiink, it does seem to me that immigrants (permanent residents) would have to collect their PR cards in person if they applied for them outside of their initial 180 days (post-landing).

Thanks, I think it would be great if you added that to the Wiki.
You also have to pickup renewal cards in person.
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