Changing the address on your PR card if your application is in process

As a permanent resident of Canada, you are obligated to keep the information on your permanent resident card current. This means that if you move, you will need to notify Citizenship and Immigration Canada of your change of address. Change Your Immigration Application Address

However, a situation may arise where your permanent resident application is already in process, and you need to change the address on your application.

There are different methods of notifying Citizenship and Immigration Canada of a change of address when you move.

How to change the address on your permanent resident card in Canada

Changing the address on your permanent resident card inside Canada.

If you are in Canada:

1. Determine if you are eligible to use the online service. To use the online service, your case must be processed in Canada, your address must be in Canada, you must be moving within three weeks and you must not have already been requested to report your change of address at your local office.

2. Gather the necessary documents, which may include your application, any financial receipts related to your application and letters received from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

3. Use the online service, found here: https://services3.cic.gc.ca/ecas/security.do?app=coa

If you are outside of Canada:

If you are outside of Canada and need to change the address on your permanent resident card, you are not eligible to use the online service to do so. Instead, you will have to contact the Canadian visa office where your application was submitted in order to successfully change your address.

Remember, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send important documents to you at the address they have on file, so it’s important to ensure that they have the most current and up-to-date information so that no important documents are lost – even if your application is already in process.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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