Permanent Resident Travel Document - Permanent Resident Abroad

A Permanent Resident Travel Document is a temporary travel document issued to permanent residents of Canada abroad who do not have a valid permanent resident card (PR Card). A Permanent Resident Travel Document is only valid once to board commercial carrier to return to Canada.

Delivered by: Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)

Application Information

Completed application forms must be submitted in person or by mail to a Canadian Visa Office outside Canada with the following documentation:

  • proof of permanent resident status in Canada, such as a returning resident permit or an original record of landing document
  • two recent, passport-sized photographs

Financial Information

  • There is a $50 fee to apply for a temporary travel document.

Contact Information

  • General Inquiries: 1-888-242-2100
  • TTY: 1-888-576-8502