Permanent resident travel document

Angela Princewill

November 20, 2018

A Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD) is an official document issued by a Canadian visa office abroad, that allows permanent residents of Canada to travel back to Canada on a commercial carrier (by air, land or sea). You can apply for a PRTD 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.

When applying for your PRTD, you will need to show that you have met the requirements to remain a permanent resident. You must also submit a separate application with all of the correct fees for each person in your family who will need a travel document, regardless of their age.