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Canadian citizens are eligible to apply for a Canadian passport. You do not have to be resident in Canada to apply for a new or to renew your Canadian passport. Canadian passports are issued by Passport Canada.

My 14 year old daughter’s passport has expired and I want to get her a new one. Her father is deceased and we had a separation agreement before he died which was not registered in court. The passport office wants a copy of the separation agreement and I don’t have it anymore. Her father signed her original passport . I don’t understand why they may not give her a passport because of this. If he is deceased then I automatically have full custody don’t I?

Have you tried submitting a copy of the death certificate with the passport application instead of the separation agreement? He obviously can’t have custody over your daughter.


can i give my sister my passport to hand into a passport office?

Yes, your sister can submit your passport application for you.


My Canadian passport expired in 2014. So i want make a new one, which application do I fill out? Do I fill out a adult simplified renewal passport or a adult general passport application??

You need to complete the general passport application because it’s been more than one year since your passport expired.


I am going to renew my Canadian Passport this week personally. Can I also take my wife’s filled form, signed by her to the office also.

Yes, your wife can submit your passport for you.


Can I designate a grandparent to apply in person for a child’s passport renewal and pick it up on behalf of the child

No, not normally  Grandparents cannot submit passport applications for their grandchildren unless they live at the same address.


my son turns 16 while on vacation to Florida. do I get him an adult passport or a child’s?

Your son has to apply for a child’s passport if he is younger than 16 at the time of the application. If he is 16 or older at the time of the application, then it’s an adult passport application.


can i pay for all my family passport applications with one money order?

Yes, but only if you are sending them all together in one envelope.


Can I drop off my fiancé’s passport and pay for it at the passport office here in Winnipeg?

Usually, it’s just family members who can drop off another’s passport. I don’t know about fiancées. You will have to check with the office.


Can I get a British passport renewed although it is 4 1/2 years expired? Which forms and documents are required? I live in Ottawa

You will have to apply for the passport as if it’s your first time. You will need proof of identity (driver’s license) and proof of citizenship (birth certificate or citizenship certificate).


can my friend be my guarantor for passport application as he does not live on my address but lives in same city and known me long enough to be guarantor

Yes, your friend can be your guarantor, if he is a Canadian citizen and has Canadian passport.


My daughter was born in Hungary, her Canadian citizenship card stolen. I reported for the immigration, I need apply a new one, it takes 6 months, can I apply a passport for her before she have the new card? She already had Canadian passport, what is expired.

If your daughter is not renewing a child’s passport, then she can apply for a new passport without the citizenship certificate. However, it sounds though she is not yet an adult and so unfortunately she will need to acquire the citizenship certificate in order to apply for the new passport.


Traveling to St marten feb 7 -14 2016 just realized my passport expired may 16 2016 did not know valid meant within 6 months of expiration

You should be fine to travel to Sint Maarten (the Dutch side), as they require the passport be valid only throughout the duration of your stay. However you could have issues if you are travelling to Saint Martin (the French side), as you are required to have 3 months validity, and Feb 14/May 16 is cutting it quite close (though it is still in the range).


impaired driving 10 plus years ago passport possible

A criminal record doesn’t prevent you from applying for a passport. However, your criminal could prevent you from entering certain other countries (such as the United States of America) that Canada shares information with.


do you get a new passport number when you have to replace it because its damaged

Yes, you get a new passport number when you replace your old passport, whether it’s damaged or whether you’re just renewing it.


My passport expires in a couple of weeks and I’m going to Detroit next week. Can I?

If your passport will expire after your return to Canada you should be able to travel Detroit without issue. However, please note that entry is at the discretion of the CBP officer.


our passport expires April 2016 but money is short at present What is the cost of renewing each passport

New passports cost $160 each. However, you can get a 5-year passport for $120 per passport, if money is a problem. Also, please note that you have until April 2017 to use the simplified renewal forms.


after taking the oath (citizenship ceremony) – where can i get my Canadian passport/how long does it approx take to be issued?

You can apply for a Canadian Passport

The approximate process times for your Canadian Passport application are as follows:

  • in person at a Passport Canada office: 10 business days
  • in person at a Service Canada or Canada Post location, or by mail: 20 business days
  • in person express service (entails an additional fee and must be picked up): 2-9 business days
  • in person urgent service (entails an additional fee and must be picked up): next business day or sooner.

If you have written permission from one of the parents to sign on their behalf are you allowed?

To our knowledge, no, you would not be allowed to sign for the parent. However, you should call Passport Canada at 1-800-567-6868 to confirm.


my daughter who is now 19 has an expired CHILD passport….I presume she needs to complete the Adult General Passport Application form? She can’t do a renewal form right? Also, does she need to include her expired child passport when applying for the adult one?

Yes, she needs to complete the first time adult passport application. Submitting her old, expired passport is not helpful in this case, because the passport photo likely does not look anything like her now. Submit another government issued photo ID.


I was in an accident in July 2012 and haven’t been able to work since then. I have been receiving income replacement. What do I put under occupation on the passport renewal form?

You do not need to be employed to apply for a passport. You can put “unemployed” or “on disability” in the occupation field.


I am married and have 3 kids, we were in South Africa refuge camp. we came to Canada 2013. When we came her hadn’t passport the embassy just gave us temporary visa, we have PR card. Can we go overseas with out passport?

If you are unable to get passports from your home country, you may be eligible to apply for Refugee Travel Documents, which act as passport substitutes. You can learn more about the Travel Document here.


If I apply for Canadian passport right on the oath day and do not receive my Canadian passport and need to travel to the US, Can I travel on my Indian passport?

Indian citizens need visas to travel to the United States of America. If you do not have a visa, you will need to apply for one. It normally takes longer to get a US Visa than it does a Canadian Passport, provided you submit your passport application in person (rather than by mail), and especially if you pay for expedited service.


can I apply for Canadian passport on the same day that I receive a citizenship certificate? Can I receive my passport the next business day?

You can apply, however you should expect delays as (presumably) the database has to populate the information, so we usually advise people to wait 24 hours.

You can pay for next business day processing; it’s CAD$110 on top of the usual fee.


I have taken on my friends daughter for a year and she is 14. If a father and mother live in different towns and the mother has signed everything can the father sign another way without having to go to where he is living?

Both parents have to sign the passport application if they both have custody. The easiest way to do this is to courier the application the other parent after it has been completed and signed by the parent who does not live with the child.


My husband is currently overseas and my daughter need him to be present in the passport application process. We need the passport asap because we already have a booked vacation. What to do?

Have your husband complete your daughter’s passport application and sign it. Then, he’ll need to courier the application to you in Canada, and you can sign it as well, and submit it with the supporting documents. If it close to your vacation date, you can pay for expedited service.


I am travelling to the US from Canada on Feb 25,2016. I have noticed my current Passport expires in April 2016. Am I going to have any issues?

You should be fine if you are returning to Canada well before your passport expires. Canadian citizens are usually allowed entry provided their passports expire after they intend to leave.


My Canadian passport expires in July 2016. will I be able to use it to go to England in Feb for 3 Weeks

You should be able to enter the UK with that much validity left on your passport, as Canadian citizens are usually allowed to enter as long as their passport will be valid when they leave.

However, we suggest making sure you have your return tickets on you (or accessible) when landing in the UK.


My passport expires in July 2016 , can I use it in March 2016

You can use your passport in March 2016 provided you are travelling to a country that does not require 6 months validity on the passports of visitors. However, most countries require this. Some countries are okay with 3 months validity and the US is usually willing to let Canadians enter as long as the passport is valid until after your date of departure from USA.


How can I get passport for my kids abroad who just get their citizenship certificate

Now that your children have their citizenship certificates, you can submit their passport applications, plus the other required documentation, to the nearest Canadian diplomatic mission that handles passport applications. You can find a list here.


my passport expired in dec 2015…what do i need to do to get a new one

You need to complete the ‘simplified renewal‘ application and you have until December 2016 to do so.


My supporting document is my license and it doesn’t have my current address – can I still use this or should I update my license before I send the documents?

You should have no problem applying with it, as you will list all your addresses in the past few years on your application form.


My middle name is not included in my given name in my passport

That is not a problem unless you will be presenting your passport in addition to some other ID with your middle name on it. Many people omit their middle names from their passports.


My husband is a non-resident of Canada. For my child’s passport application, what address should be written for her father? The one same as me ( Canada address) or a foreign country’s address? How about the phone number?

Your husband should put his contact information on the passport application form. They may call him.


What are the main steps that I need to follow when name have been legally changed? Where do I need to go first in order to change my name on my health card, SIN card, citizenship card and passport and all the other documents. Also what should I do in order to change my name on my OSAP application and college? And how long does all these things take time, and once my name is change can I travel?

  1. First, change your name on your driver’s license and health card.
  2. Then update your SIN Card (now that you have photo ID).
  3. Then, get your citizenship certificate with your new name.
  4. Finally, apply for your new passport.

As to OSAP and school, you’ll have to contact them, but we assume they will accept your name change document and government photo ID as proof.

This will take a long time. Your provincial photo IDs will take a couple weeks, probably. Your citizenship certificate will take 6 months. Your passport will take a couple weeks. So you should not plan any international travel for at least 8 months.


I think I lost my passport, what should I do?

If you are sure you have lost your passport, report it missing to Passport Canada and apply for a new one.


My passport expires Feb 2017 and I am going overseas May 2016. Do I need to renew my passport now?

You only need to renew your passport before you travel if you will not be back in Canada by September.


i am 16 years old, my parents are going through a separation. My dad is taking me away for March break. My mother is not giving us my passport, which may need to be renewed. What can I do, can i apply for a new passport and do I need my mothers permission to travel

You will need your passport to travel internationally, anyway. But your father should have a consent letter from your mother, in addition, in order to take you outside of Canada.

You can only apply for a new passport if you have less than one year validity on your current one.


My address is in Alberta but work temp in Manitoba. Can I apply for a passport in Manitoba, all tho my address is in Alberta? Or do I have to go back to Alberta and apply at passport Canada there?

You can apply for a passport from anywhere within Canada. However, if you use your permanent address on your application, your passport will be sent to your home in Alberta, not your home in Manitoba.

 


I am an individual living in the UK (and have done so for 30+ years) with Canadian citizenship acquired when I emigrated from the UK as a small child. I have become aware of the ETA arrangements to fly into Canada and the suggestion that I cannot apply for this due to my citizenship. The choice seems to be renoucement of my citizenship or to apply for a Canadian passport. I would like to apply for the Canadian passport in the UK but am slightly confused by the guarantor requirements. If I am reading the guidance correctly then it suggests I can gets friend of mine who is a qualified and registered English solicitor to guarantee. Is that correct

You do not need to renounce your Canadian citizenship because of the eTA or for any other reason. Whoever told you that is grossly misinformed.

If you want to apply for a Canadian passport, use your solicitor friend as your guarantor. You will need your Citizenship certificate to prove your citizenship, however.


How does my 17 year old apply for a passport without the father’s signature?

Because your child is 16 or older, he or she does not need a parent’s permission to apply for a passport so he or she does need the father’s signature on their passport application.


i have dual nationality, British and Canadian. i haven’t got my Canadian passport yet due to one letter missing from my name on my cerftificate. i want to travel to England so will travel with my UK passport. just wonderin if i will encounter any problems leaving or coming back to canada

You should not have any issues returning to Canada without a Canadian passport provided you have a copy of your Citizenship Certificate with you (don’t bring the original). However, if you return after March 15, 2016, you will need an eTA, which you will have to apply and pay for, in order to travel to Canada on a different passport.


I have a Canadian passport that expires in 2018, but I want to get a 10 year China Visa. Am I able to renew my Canadian passport earlier? This is to facilitate the timing of the China Visa to my Canadian Passport so I can save on fees and time for the next 10 years.

No, you need to have less than 1 year’s validity left on your Canadian passport in order to renew it, or you must have run out of pages for visa stamps.


would a common law sister-inlaw count as family for a Canadian passport reference

If you’re not officially common-law, there is no way for them to know you are related. However, if you have declared your common-law status, then she likely counts as family. To be sure, call Passport Canada.


My passport expires in February 2016 march 2016 i am going to Europe but i have lost my birth certificate to renew my passport, i only have 2 months to get a new birth certificate, and passport, what do i do?

Submit a simplified renewal application with your current passport right now. You will not need your birth certificate for that application as your current passport acts as both your proof of identity and your proof of citizenship.


Can my cousin drop off my passport application without me?

Sorry, cousins cannot submit passports. See this link.


I am a 14 year old Canadian. I do not live with my parents. Can I get a passport without their signatures?

If your parents are still your legal guardians then, no, you cannot get a passport without their signatures. However, if you now have a different legal guardian, you can indeed get a passport without their signatures.


I am traveling in August 2016 , my passport expires March 2017 is there still enough time on my passport to travel with it

Provided you are leaving whichever country (or countries) you are travelling to before 6 months prior to your passport’s expiry date, then you can travel on it, regardless of which country you are travelling to.

However, if you are travelling past the point where your passport will expire in 6 months, you will have to ensure that the country you are travelling to does not require a full 6 months validity, which is normally what is required.


Can I have someone else pick up my passport.

Yes someone else can pick up your passport for you, but you must give them written permission and they will have to bring photo ID with them.


I missed renewing what is my best option and where can I go to get this done. I live in Olds, Alberta now.

If you mean that it has been more than a year since your passport expired, you will have to apply as if it’s your first application (i.e. you cannot use the “simplified renewal” application).

Your options are:

  • apply by mail
  • apply in person at the Service Canada in Red Deer (same wait time as by mail)
  • apply in person at a Passport Canada office in Calgary.

 


Can I drop off the passport application of my ex husband and pay for it? We are separated.

Yes, you can drop off the passport for your ex-husband, and pay for it, provided you have not yet divorced. You will need his written permission to pick it up, however.


my citizenship ceremony in 27 January,2016. Can I apply for passport in ceremony place or I should wait a couple days? If yes how many days I should wait???

No, you cannot apply for a passport at your Citizenship Ceremony.

You have to apply for a passport at a Passport Canada office, at a participating Service Canada office or Canada Post depot, or by mail. (Please note that applying at a Service Canada office or Canada Post depot is considered the same as mailing in an application, in terms of wait times.)

We recommend waiting at least 24 hours after your ceremony in order for the system to be updated, before you apply for a passport.


I am 16 and am going to get my passport, my parents are divorced and I am going with my step mom, do I need parental approval? Also, can I use my student card for photo ID?

As of age 16, you are considered an adult for the purposes of getting a passport so you do not need permission from your parents to get a passport.


What if my passport is still processing a day before my pick up date?

It shouldn’t be ready until your pick-up date but if you have concerns you can contact Passport Canada.


passport sent dec 29,2015 want to go on vacation end of January when will this be back

If you paid for regular service, it depends upon whether you mailed it or if you dropped it off.  It’s 10 business days for a drop-off, 20 for mail-in.


My mother has passed away what do I do with her passport

You can destroy it, keep it or return it to Passport Canada.


I am Widowed and remarried do I have to submit a death certificate to get my passport? My original passport had my first husband’s name on it.

If you have changed your name, you will have to submit proof of that change(s). If your name hasn’t changed, then you don’t need to worry.


Does my husband need to renew his passport if we just recently got married

Your husband needs to renew his passport when it expires.


I am travelling to Britain in February. Expiry of passport is July. Can i travel with expiry time of passport under 6 months.

Yes, normally Canadians are allowed to enter the UK as long as their passport expires after their expedited date of departure. Be warned: you should have your return tickets on you (or some proof of those tickets) as the UK border officers now expect you to prove your departure date.


my aunt is 84 yrs old has never been on a plane or seen the ocean-She has no picture ID just an old health card-how can I make her dream come true if I can’t get her a passport? she wants to see palm trees

Your aunt needs to apply for a Provincial Photo ID Card. Then she can apply for a passport.


I am applying for a new passport as my old one was damaged. I do not have photo ID currently, as I am waiting to receive my BC services Card in the mail. That will take about two weeks to receive. I need a passport as soon as possible so I can start a visa application and make my flight in March. Is there any way that a passport office will accept my temporary BC services ID (no photo) if I show them my tickets and itinerary?

You need a photo ID. Your best option is to wait until you get this card in two weeks and then apply for the passport. At that time, you can apply for urgent service with your tickets, if you feel it necessary. (A normal passport application takes only a couple of weeks if you drop it off in person.)


I am a Canadian Citizen and am travelling to India on 18th January 2016 on a Canadian Passport that expires on the 9th of August 2016. Would I have any problem to travel

What matters is the day you leave India, not the day you enter. If you intend on leaving India before February 18th, you should be okay (though entry is always at the discretion of the officer).


I submitted by passport for renewal 2 years ago and have not received it back. Can I apply for a new passport or at least find out what the problem was with it so I can rectify the situation?

If you are trying to get your old passport back, it hast likely been destroyed. Normal passport processing is about 2 weeks.


Applied for my passport at passport office Canada place Edmonton. Have pick-up receipt for Jan 18 2016. Can I book my vacation before I pick my passport up?

That depends on where you’re going and how you’re travelling. Most airlines now require passport numbers to book flights.


my son was born in jamaica, his dad is a canadian citizen, can i apply for a canadian passport for him as i wish to leave the island this month

Your son needs a citizenship certificate before you can apply for his passport.


If my 17 year old doesn’t have his learners and only a birth certificate as proof of id does he need anything else to get his passport?

He needs a photo ID. He should get a Provincial Photo ID Card which exists for this very purpose.


How much is A Canadian Passport? I’m getting my first one but I don’t know how much they are!

Here are the fees:

  • regular 10-year passport: $160
  • 5-year passport: $120
  • child’s passport: $57

There are additional fees for certain services:

Service Fees:

  • replacing a lost or stolen passport: $45
  • certified true copy of your passport: $45
  • file transfer: $45

 

And if you want expedited service:

  • pick-up: $20
  • express pick-up (2-9 business days): $50
  • urgent service (next business day): $110

 


i AM APPLYING FOR PASSPORT FOR FIRST TIME AFTER GETTING CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION REQUIRE MY OCCUPATION FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS AND I WAS WORKING IN DUBAI. CAN I PUT THIS ON THE APPLICATION? AND PUT THE ADDRESS IN DUBAI?

Yes, you need to include what you were doing and where you were working as part of the application, regardless of the country.


my passport expires November 2016. When should I have it renewed so no travel is interrupted? I am planning a trip to Europe in May.

Renew it now. You will just be on the cusp of 6 months validity if you are travelling in May and it expires in November. You might as well avoid any problems and renew it now.


My 5 year old daughter’s passport has expired. I want to get her a new one. Only my name is listed on her birth certificate and her father is deceased so we have no custody or child support agreements. Will her birth certificate be enough proof to get a passport?

You may have to supply a copy of the death certificate. To be safe, submit a copy. If you don’t want to bother with the hassle if you don’t have to, contact Passport Canada to confirm.


under the documation section for proof of residence/country it says Primary Citizenship. i was born in canada so would i just put canadian in that box

Yes, if you are a Canadian citizen, that is your citizenship.


Can I travel to us from canada in January 2016 with a passport that expires February 2016

You will likely only be allowed to enter the US if you indicate that you are leaving the US well before the expiry date of your passport (a few weeks at least).


Can my husband drop off my passport application and pickup my passport

Your husband can drop off your passport application. If you want him to pick up your passport, you will have to give him written permission.


Regarding our references to renew our passports, they live on an acreage. Do we need their land location or can we just use their po box mailing address?

If your references are contacted, it will be by phone. Their mailing address should be sufficient. If you are not sure, contact Passport Canada by phone or ask when you submit the forms in person.


My passport expires in April 2016, can travel to Florida for one week? If I book under my passport now and then apply for renewal before I leave would that create a problem?

If you are only travelling for one week, and that one week is a ways before your passport expires, you should be fine to travel.

However, if you are flying, you have to give them your passport number and if that changes it could cause some confusion.


To renewal passport do I need new pictures

Yes, you need new pictures for a new passport.


Can i apply for Canadian passport at the Canadian embassy in Israel?

Yes, you can apply for a passport there.


I am a dual Australian Canadian citizen living in Australia for 12 years. Can I fly into Canada for a two week visit on my Australian passport?

Yes, you should have no trouble as Australians do not need visas to travel to Canada.

If you are travelling after March 15, you will need an eTA, though.


I want to renew my passport but I turn 16, 16 days before my departure to London England. Do I still need to apply as a child or could I apply for an adult? Is there any way I could apply for an adult 1 or 2 weeks before my birthday?

The only solution to this is to apply for expedited service after your birthday. You will have to pay extra. If not, then you will have to apply as a child and have child’s passport.


Can I download the forms to renew my passport and mail it back when I’m done

Yes, most people who do not live near a Passport Canada office mail the applications.


I’m outside of Canada now and I want to renew my Canadian passport, my parents live in Canada, I’ve filled and signed the Adult Simplified Renewal Passport Application form, is it possible to send this form and other required documents to my father and he apply for renewal of my passport?

You will probably get away with doing this, though we can’t recommend it.


What if Canada Passport cannot reach my Guarantor on phone?

Passport Canada should contact you and let you know that they are having trouble reaching your Guarantor. Then you can either make sure your Guarantor is reachable or pick a new one.


we are travelling to Mexico Jan 2, 2016 my son’s passport expires March 2016 will this be ok?

Your son needs to have six months validity on his passport to travel to Mexico. You need to renew the passport (or he does if he’s 16 or older) before you travel.


My passport expires in April 2016 and I am going to the USA in February 2016 am I okay

You should be okay provided you are not staying until April. If you intend to stay until April, you should really renew your passport before you leave the country.


My Canadian passport will expire in April 2016 I will travel to California by air in January 2016 and will come back to Canada in January same year. Do I need to renew prior to departure?

Yes you do need to renew your passport before you leave. Otherwise, you may not be allowed to enter the United States.


I am in India now and my Canadian passport was expired so which Document I need to applying to renew my Canadian passport

You can renew your passport at the nearest Canadian diplomatic mission that provides passport services.

Only the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi provides passport services.


When applying for a child passport with divorced parent, do the copies of the divorce and custody agreement need to be notarized, or can they just be copies?

I think copies are fine, but, to be 100% sure, call Passport Canada at 1-800-567-6868.


I’m a new Canadian citizen but don’t have my passport yet. Can I Travel within canada without my canadian passport? What type of Photo ID will I need if I don’t have drivers license

You can travel within Canada without a passport. If you are driving (and you are the one driving), you need a driver’s license. If you are flying by plane, you need photo ID. If you are otherwise travelling in Canada you do not need ID unless the carrier requires some form of identification.


i am having my oath taking this Jan 8. Can i apply for a canadian passport right after the ceremony

You should be able to apply for a passport immediately after receiving your citizenship. However, we recommend waiting 24 hours, just to make sure the system has had time to update.


I’m a Canadian living going to school in the US. I’ll need to renew my passport this coming year. Do I need to surrender my current passport to get a new one? It makes me uneasy to do this while living in a foreign country. Please advise.

You need to provide your old passport when submitting your renewal application unless you have lost it or had it stolen.


Can my husband drop off my info for a renewal passport

Your husband can drop off your passport application for you, yes.


i am a single parent that came to Canada as a temporary worker with my child. i applied for PR a few years ago and obtained a letter that consented to the child’s residency in Canada and travel from the other parent (a non-Canadian, residing in our home country) … we’ve taken the oath of citizenship – as the child passport form ‘requests’ two signatures, is the other parents signature really needed if i have a notorized letter of travel consent and knowledge of residency from the other parent (which was used for PR and citizenship app). if the other parents signature is not needed, do i need to mention them on the passport form?

If the other parent still has any kind of custody over your child, then they must also apply. If you have sole custody, then you can apply for the child’s passport on your own.


Citizenship and passport are under different names, but the name change was done when I was a baby in the early 1980s by my mother at a time when you had the option to change your name on the passport application. I am now being asked to present the legal change of name documents, but I don’t have any (since it was an option on the application at that time). As well, the passport application at that time and, therefore, the name change were done overseas in the Philippines. Do you know how I can go about finding this name change information? I have tried various avenues (passport office, ServiceCanada, CIC) but no one seems to have the answer!

Passport Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Service Canada probably have no record of the name change.

You need to consult the agency that approved the name change. Since this appears to have happened in the Philippines, you need to contact whichever government body would have been responsible at the time. You will then need to get that document legalized. And you will have to either replace your citizenship certificate with this new documentation or change your name on your passport (depending on which bears your legal name).


MY CANADIAN PASSPORT EXPIRED 6 YEAR AGO. THE CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP IS THE ONLY PHOTO ID I HAVE. HOW CAN I GET A CANADIAN PASSPORT IN SHANGHAI, CHINA?

You need to acquire additional photo ID. You must have some Chinese photo ID that you can use along with the citizenship certificate.


Does passport Canada keep your current passport while processing your new one

Yes, they use your passport to establish your identity and your citizenship.


Can i submit our passport application at Glen Erin location?

No, you cannot currently submit a passport application at the Service Canada on Glen Erin Drive in Mississauga.

However, you can submit your passport at this location in Mississauga:

Central Parkway Mall
377 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Main Floor, Suite 22
Mississauga Ontario
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

It’s about a 15 minute drive from the Service Canada.


I am a Canadian planning to marry a Cuban. If I don’t sponsor him, will he ever have any rights on what I own in Canada.

This is question for a divorce lawyer who specializes in divorces between Canadians and people of foreign nationality. But our best guess is that no, he would not, as there would be no legal means of him taking you to court without status in Canada (but this is just a guess and is not legal advice).


My son live in africa but he have a Canadian Citizen. Can I apply for him a passport? He is 13 years old

In order to apply for a child’s passport, the custodial parent(s) has to apply. If only one parent has custody, that parent has to apply. If both parents have custody, then both have to sign the form.


I am sending away for renewal for my husband and my passport. I planned on sending my son’s as well. He was a youth on his last passport. He is now an adult. Does he have to go to the office to renew? Or can I send his too?

You can mail his application too, but he needs to use the regular application form; he cannot use the simplified renewal form. He will also have to sign his application now.


I am 16, can I apply for my passport on my own or must my parents still apply on my behalf?

As of your 16th birthday, you can apply for your adult passport without your parents.


Does a 9yr and 13yr require a Passport to drive to Florida with Parents?

Children under the age of 16 can travel by car to the US without a passport. You should bring their birth certificates, as that is what they will need for ID.


Does my 16 year old son need to be there in person to apply for a passport?

You can drop off your son’s passport application. If you are intending to pick up his passport (instead of mail delivery) you will need written permission from him.


my passport expires in jan 18 2016 i’m traveling to lebanon one week will it be ok

You will need to renew your passport before travelling to Lebanon. Canadian Passports must be valid for at least 6 months to enter Lebanon.


My baby was born in Calgary and we have Indian passport. We are not PR or citizens. We live and work in Calgary. While filling the passport application form do we have to include our address here or our Indian residential address?

You need to include your Canadian address when apply for your Canadian child’s passport.


I’m a Canadian citizen but my passport expired … I’ve applied for a new one … Can I drive across the border since I’ve ordered a new one?

You can drive across the border with an enhance driver’s license if you do not have a passport. But if you don’t have an enhanced driver’s license, you cannot cross the border.


I am in the middle of a name change. Passport and SIN are still in one name and drivers license and Heath card changed to new name. I want to travel in the next month and won’t have time to change my passport. Passport is the same name as my SIN. Can I still use my passport?

You should probably be fine travelling, as there is no reason why anyone would know you’ve changed your name. (But, if someone asks for additional ID, a foreign country is not going to accept your SIN as identification, nor should you ever present it.) Coming back to Canada should be fine provided you are only using your passport enter.

It’s always safer to bring some proof of the name change with you, though.


Can i apply for Canadian passport for my son whose natural born British citizen and his father also British? Can able to apply for him as he is only 14 years old?

You can only apply for your son’s Canadian passport if your son is a Canadian citizen. If he is just a British citizen, he is ineligible.


I live in the States and have a Canadian passport that I sent in to be renewed, but I’m worried it won’t be processed before my flight. Can I call or request it be rushed after its already been mailed it?

You are not eligible for expedited processing if you submitted your application by mail, sorry to say.


my daughter is just turn 16 and she doesn’t have any form of id with picture and signature what we have to do for to apply for Canadian passport ?

If your daughter does not want to get her driver’s license, she can apply for a provincial ID card which can be used as the required photo ID.


If I ask my immigration counsellor to assist me with filling out Canadian passport applications for my family, can he charge me a fee for his service, in addition to the government fee that I will have to pay?

If you ask him to help you, and he wants you to pay him, we think that’s probably totally above board. The issue would be if he was advertising it, or forcing you to pay the forms.

If you would like free assistance with your family’s passport applications, please contact Passport Canada at 1-800-567-6868.


My Canadian passport expires Feb. 22, 2016 I’m leaving for Bahamas on Dec. 6, 2015 for 4 days , returning Dec 9, 2015 I’m a few weeks short of the 3 month entry requirements. Do I take a chance and go or do I stay and cut my losses, too late for refunds.

Take our chance, I guess. Passport Canada offers emergency service, but it’s within 24 hours.


I was born in Toronto but became a US citizen 16 years ago and have let my Canadian passport expire. I reside in the US. Can i activate my Canadian passport?

You can apply for a new Canadian Passport by mail whenever you are ready. Go to passport.gc.ca to download the application forms.


If I am an adult citizen who does not have picture ID, can I still get a passport

You need to get picture ID before you apply for your passport. If you don’t drive, you can get a provincial ID card. You can also update your health card so that it has a picture on it.


Can I use my passport to travel if it doesn’t have my current address. But my drivers license does?

The address on your passport does not have to be your current address.


My passport expired 16 months ago can I still act as a guarantor?

No, you need to have a valid passport in order to act as a guarantor.


i live in the country in alberta and don’t have a street address, do I use the legal land description on my passport application

If you are not picking your passport up in person, you will have to submit some kind of mailing address. If your passport cannot be delivered to this “legal land description” then you should contact Passport Canada to find out other options.


Measurement of passport photos

Your passport photos must be:

  • 5 cm (2 inches) in width
  • 7cm (2 3/4 inches) in height
  • with the head no larger than 3.6 cm (1 7/16 inches)

Get exact specifications.


Can i drop passport application off for all family members?

Yes, you can drop off all the applications for your family.


If all the paper work is filled out, everything is signed, all the appropriate documents are in order am I able to bring in the passport application on behalf of my boyfriend or does he have to be there to do it himself?

You can drop off your boyfriend’s passport application for him. You cannot pick up his passport without his permission.


My passport will be ready for pick up December 14th. I have to be in court as a witness that day. I leave on holidays December 15th. Can my husband pick up my passport for me?

Your husband can pick up your passport for you as long as you write him a letter and he brings photo ID.


can grandparent submit my passport application?

They can drop off your passport application. What else they can do with it – such as pick it up – depends upon whether or not they are your legal guardians.


I need a passport renewed quickly and the government website says it is possible at certain offices, but it actually does not list any. Do you know where can you get “express service” for passports (24 hours)?

Actually, most Passport Canada offices offer this urgent service. It is only the offices that say on the website that they do not offer the service where you cannot get urgent service.

Also, you cannot get urgent service through Canada Post or Service Canada.


what happens when you get your passport and the signing box dosent have the signature

You need to contact Passport Canada immediately, to fix the mistake. Your passport will not be usable.


I’m an Canadian I’ve been in los Angeles for at least 15 year. I do not have my first Passport or a picture ID. how can I apply for a new passport from the u.s

Well, first you will need to apply for your citizenship certificate. To do that, you will need your birth certificate and a government-issued photo ID.


my passport expires in Feb 2016 an i’m traveling to florida in december will it be ok

Canadian citizens usually do not have to meet the 6th months validity requirement when entering the US; normally your passport just has be valid past your date of departure.


Anybody can request to not to show the place of birth on the passport or only if government advises so?

You need to make a special request to Passport Canada and they advise you that you may have trouble entering countries without this information.


I’m a Canadian citizen living in the US, I am permanent resident here. I have applied for a copy of birth certificate which will be in my maiden name. I have several pieces of ID from the US with my married name on them as well as marriage certificate. Will this be okay to apply for a Canadian passport or do I need some type of formal document changing my name?

You do need a formal document showing your name changed. Otherwise, the authorities will not know that you are the same person and will deny your application for a passport.


my 14 year old grandson’s passport has been stolen. We have planned on a trip by car for 3 days–what does he need for id?

Because your grandson is under 15, he only needs his birth certificate to cross the border by car.


I’m a Canadian citizen and i don’t have a passport yet, probably ill get on January what my question is I’m planning on travelling on April can i travel on that date or it should be 6 months upon issuance?

You can travel the moment you have your passport in hand.


can i go to dominican republique if i dont have a passport canadian

If you are only a Canadian citizen and do not have another nationality and another passport then no, you cannot travel outside of North America without a Canadian passport. If you have another nationality and another passport, you can.


can i renew my canadian passport that will be expired on february 13th 2017 now

No, you need to wait until at least February 14th, 2016 before you can renew your passport.


have an aunt who will be traveling in february 2016 passport expires in may 2016 is she ok to travel

If your aunt is travelling to the US, then she is probably fine. If she is travelling most other countries, she may have trouble entering the country or even getting a visa. She should renew her passport. It will take a couple of weeks – she will get the new one way before she travels.


when someone turns sixteen do they need a new passport

No, you do not need a new passport when you turn 16. You will need a new passport when your child passport expires.


I have a criminal record from over 10 years ago when I was young do I need a pardon in order to get a passport

No, you do not need a pardon to get a passport. However, you may not be able to enter other countries with your criminal record, depending upon what the conviction(s) was for. This is particularly true of the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, as Canada shares more information with these countries than other countries. The only way you will know for sure is if you travel (or apply for a visa) and get denied entry.


U have two middle names on birth certificate but. one on passport

It should not matter if your passport omits one of your middle names, unless that name is present on other documentation that you might be submitting with your passport as proof of your identity.


Can I take relevant passport papers in for my 16 year old son or does he has to be present?

You can submit your son’s passport application. If you want to pick him up without him present, you will need written permission.


we are travelling to mexico for one week vacation our passports expire 5 months after we return will this be a problem.

The validity needs to be six months from the day you arrive. But it is up to the officer, and if there’s nearly six months, they may let you in. I wouldn’t risk it but it’s up to you.


My son is 17 and lives in Alberta and has a valid passport, he turns 18 in June 2016, does he need to renew or obtain an adult passport when he turns 18?

You son already has to apply for an adult passport, as he is over 16 years of age.


Can a mailbox address be used for Canadian passport

You need to use your residential address for your passport application.


do i have to report i lost my pasport at home not sure where i have put checked every where in the house

If you think it is truly lost and you are renewing your passport then, yes, you need to report it. If, on the other hand, you are not renewing or travelling soon, and you want to wait for it to “turn up” then you don’t have to report it lost just yet.


I have a valid British Passport. I became a Canadian Citizen this year 2015. I have a certificate (not a card) I plan to travel to Mexico in January. Will this be sufficient?

You will be able enter Mexico on your British Passport but not as a Canadian citizen unless you have a Canadian passport. So it is up to you.


My daughter is working in the UK. Her passport expires in February and she is coming back to Canada to renew it in December. Will she have a problem coming back to Canada since her passport expires less than the 6 months required?

If this is a Canadian passport you are talking about, absolutely she will have no trouble because she is a Canadian citizen. But she can renew it in the UK…

If this is a UK passport you are talking about, why wouldn’t she just renew it in the UK?


My son was born in Vancouver in 2005 to British parents. He has a Canadian birth certificate. He has a British passport, and he now lives in the UK. Would he be eligible for a Canadian passport? Does this mean he has dual citizenship ?

Yes your son is eligible for a Canadian Passport as he is a Canadian citizen. He can apply for his passport here.


how do i travel to the united states while applying for brazilian visa that needs passport mailed to service canada

Why do you have to send your passport to Service Canada for a Brazilian visa? Are you renewing your passport first, then getting the visa? If so, then you should renew your passport in person at a Passport Canada office, and pay the additional fees for urgent processing.

We do not know whether or not your Brazilian visa application can be sped up.

If you have an enhanced driver’s license, you can drive to the US without a passport, but only if you have that type of license.


on the passport application where it asks for employment. I am disabled so do I put that I am on PWD income?

Yes, you can write on the form that you are on a disability pension.


my ex and i are separated and i need to get passports for the kids and myself. what do i need to have to do this?

You can get your passport without any involvement from your ex.

However, your children will need the signatures of both parents on each of their passport applications for as long as you have joint custody. So you will have to get your ex to sign the forms.


My daughter will be 16 soon going to apply for a adult passport can I send it in before she turns 16?

If your daughter wants to apply for an adult passport, she will have to wait until she is 16 to submit the application.


I live a private life and do not have references to renew my canadian passport. Is there an alternative

You don’t have any? No co-workers? No doctor? No dentist? That’s hard to believe. You must know somebody.


I travel to the US fairly often with little advance warning. My passport is expiring soon do I have to give up the passport during the renewal process?

You do have to surrender your passport to Passport Canada if you are doing the “simplified renewal.” However, there are options to speed up this process. If you are willing to pay more, they can process your application faster, meaning that you will not be without your passport for very long. The options are:

  • 10 business days ($20 extra)
  • 2-9 business days ($50 extra)
  • next business day ($110 extra)

 


Can you sign your Canadian passport application form digitally? Me and my husband are going to Florida in December and am applying for a passport for our child but he’s working up in the Oil Sands for the next four weeks and the form says both parents need to sign it. I don’t want to be late in handing in the application form. Any advice?

You cannot sign your passport forms digitally, however it sounds like your child is too old for you to be signing his forms. As of 16, he applies for his own passport without parental signatures.


I will be doing an exchange program in Paris from February 2016 to May 2016. My Canadian passport will expire in June 2015. I want to ensure that I have adequate overlap time on my passport in case I stay a few extra months. Can I renew my passport now or do I have to wait

You can renew your passport right now because there is less than 1 year’s validity left on your passport.


does kithener Ontario passport office do urgent passports

The Kitchener office should provide urgent passport services. You should call to confirm: 1-800-567-6868


Can I go to the passport office for my adult child

You can drop off the passport application for your adult child. You cannot pick up the passport unless you have written permission from your child and you also have photo ID.


If I get a 10 year passport and in that time I get married, do I have to get a new passport or can I provide my marriage certificate with passport, when travelling?

You only have to replace your passport if you change your name when you get married. If you do not change your name, you can keep your old passport until it expires.


I am currently filling out a passport application and I’m inquiring about how I would go about filling out one of my reference’s addresses. Their address is a range (along a highway) and I’m confused as to how I would fit it into the given “Number” and “Street name” sections

The number would be the range and the street name would be the highway name, would it not?


My son is 10 but will be 11 when we travel. Should I have him sign his passport application?

If he is 10 when you submit the form, he doesn’t need to sign the passport application.


i WANT TO RENEW MY PASSPORT CAN YOU HELP ME FINDING THE LOCATIONS IN MISSISSAUGA WHERE i CAN SUBMIT IT AND OFFICE TIMING PLEASE.

There are two Passport Canada offices near Mississauga:

 

Mississauga
Central Parkway Mall
377 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Main Floor, Suite 22
Mississauga Ontario
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Language of service: English

and

Brampton
40 Gillingham Drive, Suite 401
Brampton Ontario
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Language of service: English

In-person service (10 working days) and express service are available at the Brampton office. However, clients requesting express or pick-up service must pick up their passport at the Mississauga Passport Canada office. All other passports will be delivered by mail. Urgent service is not available at the Brampton office.


I’m trying to fill out the address portion of my application. I was a student for 2 years (away from home), but always kept my home address as the one with my parents. Do I need to list the addresses I lived at (for less than 8 months) while in school? Each time I would be back at home for the summer, so it would get rather confusing to write out.

Yes you do need to include everywhere you lived in the last 2 years. Just attach an additional piece of paper to include the addresses that do not fit on the form.


canadian passport application without place of birth

You can complete this form in addition to your regular application, and they may leave it off your passport.


my daughter is 16 years old can i submit her passport application form for her

You can drop it off or mail it for her. But if the passport needs to be picked up, you will only be able to pick up the application if you have your ID and proof that you are her parent.


Which address do university students living away from home put on there passport application?

A student away at university should put their permanent home address on their passport application.


When I get married do I need a new passport

If you have changed your name because of marriage you need to get a new passport. However, if you are not changing your name, then you do not need a new passport until it expires.


I dropped my passport in the water it looks ok how do I check if I can travel with it….where do I go in toronto to find out if it is ok

Well, you could take your passport to Passport Canada, at 74 Victoria St. suite 300 (near King Station). But you’ll have to wait in line.


I am taking oath this Friday. I understand I will have to submit my PR card. I had a preplanned trip to US next week. I do have my origin country passport with US visitor permit. But since I will not have PR card what should I do. Our city does not have emergency passport service.

One thing you could do is prepare a passport application, make a copy of it, submit the original by mail to Passport Canada and then bring the passport application (along with your citizenship certificate) with you…

There are a couple of variables here:

  • If you are driving to and from the US, what I wrote above should be sufficient for you getting back into Canada, with a bit of a lecture.
  • However, if you are flying you may have more of an issue, depending on your other citizenship:
    • If you do not require a visa to enter Canada, you can travel on your other passport and just tell CBSA that you are travelling on that passport because you did not have enough time to get your passport in Canada. (Again, expect a lecture.)
    • If you do require a visa to enter Canada, you may not be allowed to board the flight. They make make you apply for an emergency passport at a consulate in the US before you are allowed to board.

So it’s not a simple answer. You may want to change the dates of your trip.


Do I have to get new passport if I move to another province

No, you do not have to replace your passport if you move. Your passport is valid for its stated validity unless it is confiscated by the government or you lose it.


My passport expired, but I do not care to ravel right now,will that be a problem for when I am ready to apply for a new passport down the road?

It won’t be a problem, but it could be an inconvenience. If your passport has been expired for more than one year, you will have to complete the regular application, which requires a guarantor and additional documentation, and is generally a hassle. However, if you renew it within the year after it expired, you can complete the “simplified renewal.”


My mother was born in England (have to birth certificate). I was born in Canada and lived here my entire life (currently 22). Can and if so where can I apply for a British Passport / Citizenship?

You can apply for your British passport here. Yes, you are eligible. But it would help if you had your mother’s passport.


I used my old passport as ID when I renewed and of course they kept the old one. I renewed in my maiden name but the only ID I have in my maiden name is my passport and birth certificate. My drivers license and health card are in my married name. Will this cause a problem when I go to pick it up tomorrow and I’m asked for ID?

Bring your birth certificate with you, and maybe a copy of your name change document just in case. They will need to identify you to give you the passport.


how to renawal my canadian passport while am living in libya

 

You need to submit your application to the Embassy of Canada in Tunis.


I’m 15 years old and turn 16 2 months after my trip I don’t have a passport can I get a adult passport or will I need a child passport then have to renew it when I turn 16?

That depends:

  • If you are flying outside of Canada, you cannot avoid getting a passport. You will have to apply for a child’s passport.
  • If you are driving to the US, as a 15 year old, you do not need a passport, but you will need your birth certificate.

I just took my citizenship oath last week. And I want to apply a Canadian passport, but they require for two references, one guarantor . Guarantor is easy for me, I could find my husband as my guarantor, but two references are most tricky, because I have no friend in Canada except my husband family . So what can I do if I couldn’t find any reference for my passport application ?

You can a doctor or another professional as a reference. What about work colleagues? Neighbours? Surely you know someone.


I live and work in Singapore. My wife of 3 years is Thai. I am 60 years old. We plan to retire in Thailand. How do I apply for her to have a Canadian passport?

If your wife is not a Canadian citizen, she cannot apply for a Canadian passport.


Do the 10 year passports have your signature on it by your picture?


I’m renewing my Canadian passport and I’m wondering to a question ” when was the current certificate of Canadian citizenship issued? After jan 1 2007 and 2nd is before jan 1 2007 ….. My Canadian certificate card was issued before jan 1 2007 …. Memo says complete and submit form porch 001 proof of Canadian citizenship -additional available at passport canada.gc.ca what should I do whith this ??? Means my card is not valid any more?

The format of the citizenship certificate changed. They just need you to complete the new form.


My Brother is a Canadian citizen living in South America but he is currently here in Alberta Canada, he applied for a new Passport and now he got a phone call from Mississauga and he was told to come to Calgary and pick it up in Person and they wanted a credit card number because they said there was a $20 charge for him to pick it up, is this normal?

There is a $20 fee for expedited 10-day service. Did he indicate that he needed it quickly? This is our best guest as to why they want him to pay $20.


I am travelling with my son to Florida on November 2 and returning November 9. Our Canadian Passports expire in February 2016. Do I need to renew our passports before we leave?

Canadian citizens are regularly allowed to enter the US without 6 months validity left on their passports. However, this is at the discretion of the CBP officer. So, unfortunately, the only way you will know is if you try to travel and they deny you entry.


I am a protected person in Canada and have a PR Card. My national passport (from home country) has now expired. I would like to travel to the United States for a vacation. Am i able to apply for a travel document for this? if not, what should i apply for? fyi – I have previously been to the States and still have a valid US visa in my expired passport.

I believe you are unable to apply for a refugee travel document from Passport Canada if you can get a passport from your home country. Since you had one previously, unless you can prove that you are somehow unable to renew it, I believe you will have to renew your passport.


My passport will be expired on Sept 16, 2016. Can I renewal it in December 2015?

Yes, you can renew your passport within one year of its expiry.


My son’s under 16 passport has expired. He is now 17 years old. Which form do we need to fill out for his adult passport?

Your son needs to complete the regular adult passport application, he is not eligible for the simplified renewal form. Your son has to complete the passport form himself as he is now an “adult” in for passport purposes.


My passport expires Sept.09, 2016. My trip is book from canada to Barbados on Dec 30/ 2015 returning march 30/2016. Will I need to renew my passport early.

The six month validity requirement many countries have for your passport is at the time of entry, not exit, so you do not need to renew your passport before travelling to Barbados.


Is there any way I can fly to the US for a funeral tomorrow even though my passport expired last month.

Once you have booked your flight, you can apply for expedited passport processing in person at your local Passport Canada office. You will need to pay the additional fees. Your passport should be ready within 24 hours (provided it is a week day).


Do I as a applicant sign the back of one of the photo/s

The photographer must include their information on the back of the photo and, if your application requires a guarantor, the guarantor must sign it. But you do not have to sign the photo.


My passport expired more than 2 years ago. What do i need to re-apply for passport?

You need to complete the form.


I am a Canadian studying in the UK, but I need to renew my Canadian passport. Which address do I put on my application form? My home address in Canada or my UK Student’s residence address?

If you are only there for a semester or a few semesters, normally I would say ‘put your home address on your application.’ But you need to get the passport, and they will need to send it to you where you live, so use that address.


My son has an expired Canadian passport and a birth certificate but has no other photo ID. They’re saying the expired passport is unacceptable as ID. Is there anything we can do so that he can get a new passport? We’re supposed to be travelling in 5 days.

He needs a health care or a provincial photo ID, neither of which can be acquired within 5 days.

If you’re driving, and if your child is young enough, he does not need a passport.


my canadian passport and citizenship card as been stolen how can I apply for a passport

You need to report both your passport and citizenship card as stolen, immediately.

First, you will have to apply for a new Citizenship Certificate (once you have your other IDs, if they were stolen too).

Then you can apply for a new passport, but you will have to complete a lost or stolen form, too.


I want to obtain a form for renewing my Canadian passport on line.

You cannot as yet complete the passport application and then submit it online. You can complete the form online but you have to submit it in person or by mail.

Here is the form.


when i mail my application do i need to have my birth certificate and old passport mailed with it?

Your old passport acts as both your proof of citizenship and identity so no, you do not need to send your birth certificate if you are doing the simplified renewal.


Can I bring my wife’s application in to the passport office?

Yes, you can drop off your wife’s passport application for her. However, you will not be able to pick it up without a letter of permission from her and some photo ID.


I am British – can I be guarantor for my daughters passport? My wife is Canadian and the form states I have to be accessible to the Passport Programme, does it mean I have to be a Canadian National?

Yes, you can be.


can my father be guarantor for my daughters passport and sign her photograph? he lives in Canada and I live in Singapore.

Yes, your father can be the guarantor for your daughter’s passport application, as long as he meets the criteria.


I am British just recently became A Canadian citizen but only have a British passport so if I travel outside of Canada will I need to show my citizenship paper?

You should get your Canadian Passport because a Canadian Citizenship Certificate is not a travel document and, for example, will not allow you to board a plane instead of a passport.

Since you are British as well, you can use your British passport, but be warned this may involve hassle when boarding planes and going through customs.


Do I have to change my passport when I move to s different city in the same province ?

You do not need to update your passport when you move, whether it be from city to city or province to province.


My passport has expired. I would like a new one. I have the forms already filled out. I am a Canadian citizen but a US permanent resident for many years. I have had a passport since I was 10 and am now 75!! It is such a nuisance to have it go to Hull. For an old like me can I not go to the consulate in NYC to expedite it???

Passport Applications in the US can be mailed instead of travelling in person to a Canadian passport office. Canadian diplomatic missions in the US (the Embassy, consulates) do not accept passport applications.


I leave for the US on Oct 27, 2015. My passport expires February 14.2016. do I need to renew my passport before I travel?

Canadian citizens are regularly granted entry without the customary six months validity on their passports. However, it is up to the CBP officer admitting you. He or she may let you in, or deny you because of not enough validity. Impossible to know until you try.


I am permanent resident of Canada and I will be giving birth to baby in November. After birth kneed to apply for my newborn’s passport and wish to take baby to India. My husband is in India . What documents I require from him? Do I need any kind of letter from him ?

Sorry to say, but you need your husband to sign the passport application. So you will have to courier it to him (or mail it, if you can wait that long) and then he will have to send it back to you. There is no way around this.


Hi I am permanent resident of Canada and I will be giving birth to baby in November. After birth kneed to apply for my newborns passport and wish to take baby to India. My husband is in India . What documents I require from him? Do I need any kind of letter from him ? Thanks

You will need your husband to sign the application form, so you will have send it to him and he will have to send it back.


I need a form PPTC 326. Cannot find it for download on government websites. Where do I get this form?

You need to get the PPTC 326 form directly from Passport Canada.


I know you’ve probably answered this somewhere but I need to be absolutely clear- my mother is a Canadian citizen, she has lived in the U.S. for about 50 years and has had a valid green card for that long. She let her passport expire last year and now needs to travel to Canada urgently (her sister-in-law may be dying). She would be traveling by car. Can she return to the U.S. with an enhanced drivers licsence or does she absolutely need a passport?

Your mother can return to Canada by car with an enhanced driver’s license. An enhanced driver’s license serves as a passport replacement went crossing the Canadian US border by land only.


i have a Canadian citizenship card and would like to apply for a passport with a different name. do i have to apply for the new Canadian citizenship certificate and change the name there. since they don’t issue the card any more? on the second question on the application form, ask have you ever had a CC certificate, do i say yes and mail my card with the application? what does it mean by “how do i obtain Canadian citizenship”? Is expire passport count as one personal identification? last question :in Vancouver driver licence and health card is in 1 card, so is it consider 1 or 2 pieces of id? thanks so muc

  1. You need to apply for a replacement citizenship certificate with your new name on it.
  2. You do indeed say you have had a previous certificate and turn in the old one with your old name.
  3. You likely obtained Canadian citizenship through naturalization, but you may have also obtained it through descent.
  4. Your BC services card is one ID. You will have to provide another.

I got married this year and I am applying for a new passport using my new married last name. Can I drop both my first name and maiden name and just use my middle name and married name? I have a birth certificate, marriage certificate, citizenship certificate and my old passport as proof of identity that shows all my names.

Your passport will be issued with the names on your ID. If you want to change the name on your passport, you will first have to do so on your identification.


I am a Canadian living in the UK and married to a British man. I have applied for a Canadian passport for our daughter. Can I apply for a passport for him as well? We are residents of the UK for work purposes but we are planning to spend considerable more time in Canada and buy property there too.

Your husband can only get a Canadian passport through sponsorship – you sponsor him for permanent residence, he lives in Canada for 6 years, and then he can apply for citizenship. So you and your family would have to move to Canada for your husband to eventually be eligible for Canadian citizenship and a passport.


My passport expired many years ago and I would like to get a new one. The problem is that I have never divorced my husband. We have been separated for 30 years. I have assumed my common law spouse’s name and that is the name on my driver’s license. My previous passport had my maiden name and married name on it. What do I need to do to get a new passport? I was born and raised in Canada.

You will have to provide your name change document in addition to the other required IDs in order to prove to Passport Canada that you are one and the same person.


My ex and I do not have an amicable relationship, and have been discussing who should “hold” (be in physical possession of) our children’s passports when not travelling. One child is 14, and her time is split between us (approx 60/40). The other child is 16, and she does not spend time with her father. The father is insisting that anytime the mother leaves town on business, that he be the holder of both passports, and says that it is against the law for the 16 year old to physically possess her own passport because she is a minor. Who should be in physical possession of the passport? And is it against the law for the 16 year old to be in possession of her passport?

It is not against the law for a minor to possess their own passport. Children travel by themselves all the time and it is not against the law. Your husband is lying to you.

Your 16 child is, in the eyes of Passport Canada, an adult, upon their new Passport application. However, whether or not their current passport is a child’s passport depends on when they applied for it. (I am assuming it is still a child’s passport. When your eldest renews, they should keep their passport themselves.

Whoever has custody of the children should have the children’s passport, if you and your husband are uncomfortable with the children carrying them themselves.


My daughter and I just recited the citizenship oath and will apply for our new Canadian passports. My husband’s PR status is just expired and he has applied for an extension. he is working outside Canada and pays us regular visits. Now can I send my daughter’s passport form through email to him for getting his signature on the parental signature section and get back the scanned copy though e-mail? Will it be acceptable? Which ‘name of the place’ will he write beside his signature – is it our contact address in Canada or his working place outside Canada?

He needs to sign the original forms. You will have to send them to him by mail or courier and he will have to send them back to you.

The address is where he is living. If he is returning to your home soon (though it sounds like he may not) then your home is fine. But if he’s living permanently overseas, then he needs to use that address.


my daughters passport photo was taken when she was 13, she is now 17 and does not look the same. Can I apply for a new passport for her even though the passport is not within 12 months or can I as least get new photos

No, she cannot get a new passport until there is less than 12 months left for the passport’s validity. Please note that customs officials around the world are familiar with the ageing process that teenagers go through.


I am a permanent resident of Canada residing in Calgary, I would like to write a letter to the court applying for Canadian passport, which court should I write to?

If you are a Permanent Resident of Canada, you not eligible for a Passport and there’s nothing a court can do about it.

I don’t see how a court could order you given citizenship and then order you a passport.


how do I go about renewing my Canadian Passport

You complete the forms and submit them, preferably in person at the nearest Passport Canada office.


Hello. I got my citizenship certificate 2 days ago. Now I am applying for a new Canadian passport adult (First time). My concern is “Does my Indian passport will be a proof of photo id as I don’t have any other photo id proof.” please help me soon. Urgent.

Get a driver’s license or provincial photo ID card and use that as your photo ID instead of your foreign passport.


I am applying for a passport for my daughter. I legally changed my name 15 years ago and was issued a new birth certificate. The passport application asks for my `name at birth`. Does this mean the name on my new birth certificate or my original one

“Name at birth” refers to your name at your birth, i.e. your original name, not any name you may have adopted since.


I am the executor for my uncle. He had an active passport. I would like to mail his passport to be cancelled with Death Certificate, can you please provide an address.

Passport Program

Gatineau QC K1A 0G3

Canada


I am applying for passport as my former one has expired. I cannot find marriage certificate but have divorce papers. Can I use these instead?

Whether or not these papers are sufficient depends on what you are doing. If you are changing your name, there may be an issue. If you are not,  I don’t see why you’d need to submit these documents.


I am Canadian citizen married to syrian woman for more than 17 years and we have four children all were born in Canada but my wife doesn’t have canadian passport because she is having difficulty learning English or French she is having problem memorizing how can help her to get canadian passport because we all have it except her please

There is no way around her having to get citizenship before a passport and for that, she will need to improve her language abilities or demonstrate to CIC that she should be exempt. You can learn more about the exemptions on CIC’s website.


I just moved. Do I need to change my address on my passport?

It is up to you whether or not to change the address on your passport, but you do not have to replace it. You can:

  • cross out the old address and write in a new one
  • attach a piece of paper with your new address
  • make no changes.

It’s up to you.


My parents got my passport for me when i was 15. now im 18 and its going to expire. do i renew it or do i have to apply for a new one because im 18 now?

You have to apply for your first adult passport, which is not a simplified renewal application, sorry to say.


I want to surprise my gf with a vacation, but that includes renewing her passport..is that possible to do with out her knowing, or can only she renew it?

You cannot renew your girlfriend’s passport. You will have to convince her to renew it without telling her about the vacation.


A single parent on birth certificate. Do I need 2 parents listed on birth certificate to apply for Canadian passport?

You can apply for your child’s passport without the other parent if you have sole custody.


I need to fly from Florida to Montreal with my baby. Can she fly without a passport?

Your baby needs a passport just like anyone else. There’s more leeway on the photos though.


When signing the application form can I sign with my first initial and last name or do I need to sign my my first and last name complete?

Sign your normal signature. Your signature should match your other identity documents.


I am travelling to USA in March of 2016 for 1 week, my passport expires in June 2016, Do I need to renew my Canadian passport before I go

You should probably be fine because you are a Canadian. But the CBP can deny you entry for this very reason. To be safe, you might want to renew it. But many Canadians travel to the US regularly without 6 months validity on their passports.


I am a US permanent resident, i have an updated nexus card but an expired Canadian passport. Can i cross the border into Canada and back home again? Do i need to renew my passport?

If you drive, you should be okay, provided you have all your other ID including some kind of valid proof of Canadian citizenship. You may get a warning/lecture, but you should be okay.

However, if you are flying, you will likely not be allowed on the plane without a valid Canadian passport.


My ex-husband is refusing to renew our daughters expired passport. He is withholding his signature until I follow through on some of his demands. She will be travelling in 6 months, what can I do?

If he has joint custody, then you should take him to court, probably. At least contact a lawyer. If he doesn’t have any custody rights, then you do not have to get his approval to get your daughter a passport.


When can I apply for my passport after the ceremony of Canadian citizenship?

You should wait 24 hours, just to ensure that the data has transferred over, but you can apply any time after you get the oath.


Can I renew my passport even though it doesn’t expire until September 2017

No, you cannot renew your new passport two years before it expires. Why would you want to renew your passport when you have two years of validity left?


How long before your passport expires can you apply for a new passport?

You can apply for a new passport with a currently valid passport up to one year before your current passport expires.


My sister had a stroke and half of her body is paralysed. How can she apply for a Canadian passport. She is right handed and cannot sign her name in an application and on a passport. She has an expired Canadian passport. What shall we do?

Contact Passport Canada directly to enquire as to the procedure for people with disabilities to get passports.


How to apply my newly born baby for a Canadian passport?

  1. Download the passport forms.
  2. Gather the supporting documentation.
  3. Get pictures tkane.
  4. Apply at the nearest Passport Canada office.

need to urgent renew passport in Vancouver,my birth certificate issued from Quebec in 1970’s and came laminated what can I do?

If your birth certificate was laminated by the government it is not invalid. Only birth certificates that were laminated by individuals or private companies are invalid.

You can apply for expedited processing at any Passport Canada office in the Greater Vancouver Area. You will have to pay additional fees.


my 17 year old son has no support documents. only a Canadian birth certificate. is this enough to get his passport?

No, your son needs photo ID to get a passport. He will need to get one of the following:

  • a driver’s license
  • a provincial photo ID card.

Then he can apply.


I renewed my passport last year for 10 years, I have now married. I believe I do a new application. Do I have to pay the full amount for the new passport with my married name? Thank,you.

If you want to put your married name on your passport you will have to replace it and pay the full fee.


My kids are 14 & 16, their passports expired Aug 2015, can I just renew them or do I have to reapply?

Until your children are 16 and have adult passports, they will not be able to use the simplified renewal procedure. You will have to apply for them as if they are first time applicants.


Will I need a passport to get on a plane if I live in Canada but wont be leaving Canada?

You do not require a passport to travel by plane within Canada, though it is recommended.


my new passport doesn’t have a printed signature on my passport

You need to tell Passport Canada and have it replaced.


my son turning 16 in Sept 26. can he apply now for first adult Canadian passport.

One he 16, your son can apply for his first adult Canadian passport.


Hi! Can one guarantor act as a guarantor for the whole family?

Sure, as long as that guarantor qualifies as a guarantor – i.e. is not related to these applicants.


Please someone can help me.. My boyfriend went to the passport Canadian 25 August.. And never get back the passport. I and my boyfriend travel Thursday night.. Help

Your boyfriend needs to go the nearest Passport Canada office with his ticket and pay the expedited fees.


I got uk citizenship and uk passport and I got Canadian citizenship I need toapply for Canadian passport but I want to keep my uk passport as well as I live in Canada Can I do this

Canada allows dual citizenship as does the United Kingdom. Apply for your Canadian passport.


My 17 year old’s passport needs to be renewed by April but I’m in New Brunswick and he is in Montreal. Also he has a swim camp in Barbados at the end of Dec. what should I do.

Your son is now able to renew his passport by himself as he is over 16.


I have two last names. Can I drop one of the last names in my Canadian passport?

You can only do so if your ID you are using to apply for the passport also reflects that you have dropped one of your last names.


Do I have to get new passport if I move?

No, you do not have to get a new passport if you move.


I just applied for a new passport because its expiring next year and because of my new married surname. The lady said my given name on the passport must now match my citizenship card and on the citizenship card it has my given name and mothers maiden name on the first line. So now my passport will include my mothers maiden name and all my other documents drivers license, SIN, health card etc do not include my mothers maiden name. Will this pose a problem in the future since none of my official documents match my passport? Did they perhaps make a mistake at the passport office?

No, she did not make a mistake. Your citizenship certificate is what they often go by.

It will only affect you whenever you provide your passport as a supplementary ID to your driver’s license or other ID (and vice versa). If you don’t have to do this, it shouldn’t cause problems.


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The government will likely not accept student IDs. If you do not want to renew your driver’s license, get a provincial Photo ID Card and use that to apply for your passport.


My mother-in-law is gone blind and can not sign in the box on the passport application. What does she have to do to get new passport?

Please contact Passport Canada directly to see how they can issue a passport to your blind mother-in-law.


I’ve lost my Canadian passport 3 times. After the last time I lost it they told me I wouldn’t be able to get another. Is this true? Has this happen to anyone else?

Yes, this is true:

You must take care of your passport. If you have had multiple passports reported lost, stolen, or that have been damaged, you may face some restrictions when applying for a new passport. For example, you may be asked to provide proof of travel before a new passport is issued, or the Passport Program may place limitations on the passport’s validity. If you have a long history of lost, stolen or damaged passports, you may be refused a passport.

Maintaining the reputation of the Canadian passport requires constant vigilance. As a passport holder you must play your part by taking care of this important travel document.

From a security perspective, there is no difference between lost and stolen passports. In both cases, the passport’s whereabouts are unknown, and the document could be used for fraudulent purposes.

In both cases, the Passport Program will:

Confirm your identity (identification may be requested) because only the passport holder (or legal parent or guardian for a child) may declare a passport lost or stolen.
Ask questions about the circumstances of the loss or theft.
Cancel the passport within its internal system.
Inform law enforcement and border agencies so the passport cannot be used for travel.

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my husband sent us to Lebanon for vacation when he came he took my kids Canadian passport and went back to Canada i have only my Canadian passport how to help my kids to came back to canada how do i get there passport

Well, that depends on how serious you want to make this.

If your husband “stole” your children’s passports, then you can report them stolen to the Canadian Embassy. Then your kids can apply for emergency one-time-use passports and you can all travel back to Canada.

Please note that this could result in some very serious consequences for your husband.

If you are not willing to do that, you are going to have to negotiate with your husband for the return of your children’s passports.


if I have a current passport and bring it to a passport office with an application for renewal, do I need to leave them my current passport or can they verify it and return it to me immediately ?

You must submit the passport with the application. The person who receives the passport application at Passport Canada is not the person who processes it.


I NEED FORM OF “STATUTORY DECLARATION IN LIEU OF PROOF OF PARENTAGE ” PPTC 473

Please contact Passport Canada directly. This form is not currently available online.


my partner needs to reapply for a passport. has no time off work. can I deliver his application

You could drop it off for him provided it is completed. You will not be able to pick up his passport without his written permission.


Our daughter lives in Vancouver but we filled out a passport application for her while she was visiting us in Alberta for a few days. We were going to take it in with us when we go to renew our passports. She only signed the 1st page of the application, not the 2nd and 3rd pages and is now back in Vancouver. Would it be okay to scan/email the app to her have her sign and then scan/email it back to us? Would the scanned copy be accepted at the passport office?

She needs to submit an original application. Why can’t she just complete a new set of forms and drop them off at a Vancouver are Passport Canada office? Or she could mail it in  if that’s inconvenient.


Do they take the old passport which is not expired yet during renewal

You need to submit the passport as part of your application if you are doing the simplified renewal. They will keep it or return it to you with the corner clipped (to indicate its invalidity) depending on what you ask them to do.


I’m renewing my passport prior to its expiry, using the simplified form. It asks for 2 “references”. Is that the same as “Guarantor”. and is it required for the simplified form?

References are not the same as a guarantor, and have different rules. References can be your friends. You need references for every passport application.

Here are the differences.


does the passport place in Vancouver do urgent passports?

All Passport Canada offices offer urgent processing services.


Can I apply for canadian passport just after passing canadian citizenship test

No, you cannot apply for a Canadian passport after passing the citizenship test. You will need to wait until your oath ceremony. At the ceremony you will become a Canadian citizen and you can then use your Canadian citizenship certificate (issued at the ceremony) to apply for the passport. You may want to wait 24 hours after that in order to ensure the information has been updated in the system.


I am 16 and over now and my I am planning to make an adult passport ,but can my father just go and make it for me or do I have to tag along

Your father can submit your passport application for you, but you have to complete it and sign it.


I had dual italian/Canadian citizenship, meaning two passports. my parents are Canadian citizens. However; I forgot to renew my Canadian passport, since it has been more than 10 years; of controlling the date of expiry. How can I renew my Canadian passport, if I cannot find anyone in Canada who can be my guarantor as proof that I was born and lived in Canada for over 19 years?

You do need to prove that you lived in Canada, you need to prove Canadian citizenship. Do you have a Canadian citizenship certificate? That is the first step. Once you have a Canadian citizenship certificate, you apply for a Canadian passport. Because you do not live in Canada, you can use a guarantor who is not a Canadian citizen.


I am going back to my maiden name. All my documents are now in my maiden name except for Canadian Passport and Nexus. Which should I do first?

Change your passport before your NEXUS as the passport will be your ID for your NEXUS.


My passport expired over a year ago so I need to do the full application again. I have been married for 7 years and my expired passport already has my married name. Do I need my marriage license for the application?

You need to complete the full application, yes. If you have the old passport, and other ID in your legal name, you will not need to re-submit your marriage license.


just became canadian citizen and have not gotten canadian passport can i still cross a border

If you do not have a passport from any country, you will not be allowed to board a plane on an international flight.

If you are driving, you can enter the US with an enhanced driver’s license in lieu of a passport.

If you have a passport from another country, you should have no trouble travelling to the other country, provided you have a visa (or don’t need one). Returning to Canada may be an issue, depending on which passport you have. If you have your citizenship certificate with you, you can expect a lecture.


after taking the oath for Canadian citizenship can I travel on my British passport to US and return to Canada, before getting my Canadian passport

You can because you are a British citizen and do not require a visa. However, be prepared for questions as to why you do not have a Canadian passport.


Can I hand in a renewal passport application for my daughter or does she have to be there to hand it in?

Your daughter does not have be there with you for you to drop off her passport application.


I am under 16, and am paying for my own passport; does my mum need to sign off on it and/or need to have anything to do with it?

Your parents must sign your passport application under the age of 16. If only your mother has custody, then only she must sign the application. However, if both of your parents have custody, then both of your parents must sign your children’s passport application.


My daughter is 16. She wants to renew her passport. Can she use the simplified renewal form?

No, your daughter must apply for her first adult passport, which means that she must complete the general application. She will be eligible for the simplified renewal when she renews her first adult passport.


How early can you renew your passport before the expiry date?

You can renew your passport one year before it expires, not any earlier.


Is it mandatory to submit a previous travel document? I have a birth certificate and valid photo ID but I don’t have any travel documents on hand.

You only have to submit it if you have it. But if you don’t have it you’ll have to complete the regular application.


My son is 18, can I, his mother, be the guarantor on his passport application?

No. Family members cannot serve as guarantors.


I am Canadian, married an American a year ago, and our home is in the US. I am applying for a new passport as I would like it with my married name (and they botched the photo in my current passport so bad I was nearly not allowed on the plane flying out of the UK my first time using that passport). Do I put our US home as current & mailing address (I do want the new passport mailed to my old home/moms in Canada)? For documents to support identity do I use my Canadian ones with birth name (D.L. etc.) or US? All I have with my married name is a green card. Do I sign everything with my birth or married name? In the very first spot where they ask for your surname do I put my married name that I want it changed to or my current/birth name? And can I enter Canada without my passport and with only a Green Card?

Let’s try to answer your questions:

  • Whatever address you put on your passport should be your residence but it is the address they will mail it to. Why would you want it mailed somewhere other than your home address?
  • You need to use the documents in your legal name. The passport will be issued in your legal name. If your new, married name is your legal name, you are going to have to provide a name change document with your birth certificate and driver’s license.
  • You need to sign the form with your legal name.
  • You cannot enter Canada without a passport unless you have an enhanced driver’s license. However, because you are a Canadian citizen, they met let you through by car (you will not be allowed to board an international flight without a passport) if you provide your birth certificate, driver’s license and so forth, but you can expect a lecture or to be sent to the nearest Canadian consulate to get an emergency passport.

Why don’t you just apply for the passport in the US (through the mail) and have it mailed to your American address? This would be much easier.


My son just turned 17 on August 17 this year. His Canadian passport expired last month. He does not have any photo Ids and we want to renew his passport now. What should we do?

He needs to get a provincial photo ID card so that he can apply for his passport.


I lived in Canada from when i was 12 years of age under diplomatic permit, until the age of 19. After age 19 i lived in other countries. I am now 32 years old can i apply still for a Canadian passport?

No, if you were the child of a diplomat you were here as a temporary resident. You are not entitled to either permanent resident status in Canada or Canadian citizenship.


Am I entitled to a Canadian passport as my father was Canadian he is on my birth certificate and I have a copy of his death certificate

You are likely entitled to a Canadian Passport but you will first have to get a citizenship certificate which you can then submit to Passport Canada as proof of citizenship.


for renewal of passport, how many photographs required and what color of background

You need two pictures and the background should be white. Photographers should know the specifications. If they don’t, you can refer them to this page.


Can my father-in-law be a used as reference on my passport renewal application?

No, you cannot use family members as references. Your reference must be an adult who has known you for at least 2 years.


My address on my passport is incorrect (I moved) and it isn’t expired for a year and a half. Should I write the new address in on page 4?

Yes, you can write your address in, or attach a piece of paper with the new address (don’t staple!), or do nothing. Your address is not important.


does my 16 year old have to be present when i go in to get her passport

If she is 16, and was so at the time of the application (i.e. it was an adult application) you will need to have written permission from her to pick it up. If it’s a child’s passport, you will not need written permission.


can I travel this month to Italy though my passport expires next month

You should have validity for six months on your passport.


can I apply for a child’s passport (I’m currently 15) but send it a few days before I turn 16?

You can do that, provided you parents sign your application.

I don’t know why you’d want to do that, though. If you wait until you’re 16, you can apply for an adult passport which will be valid for 10 years.


what should i do with my valid indian passport when i apply for canadian passport

Canada allows you to be a citizen of multiple countries at the same time. You do not have to do anything with your Indian passport.


I am trying to apply for a Canadian Passport. I have had a passport before, but this was when I was 10 months old. I am a Canadian citizen and was born here, however I’ve misplaced my birth certificate. I do however have my Notice of Birth Registration. Will I still be able to apply for my passport with the registration in lieu of my birth certificate?

A Certificate of Registration of Birth Abroad is acceptable proof of Canadian citizenship. You will have to submit the original as part of the application.


my daughters birth certificate her dads name has a d at the end instead of an s. in the process of getting this fixed, but will take awhile. Can I still send it off to apply?

It is unlikely that Passport Canada will issue a passport for your daughter is there is a discrepancy between the information about her father on the form and on the birth certificate. However, in order to be sure, we recommend calling Passport Canada at 1-800-567-6868.


Can l take my husband complete renewal passport for m to get it for him

You can submit your husband’s completed and signed passport application on his behalf. If his passport needs to be picked up in person, you will only be able to pick it up if you have a signed letter from him instructing Passport Canada to let you pick up the passport, and if you are in possession of valid photo ID.


I have a 4 year old child and I am the only parent on his birth certificate and have sole custody. His father applied and ask for paternal rights, we are in litigation. He only has regular access but permanent decision about custody, etc is not taken by the court. I have no any restrictions to travel outside Canada with the child. His passport is expired and I want to travel with him, so I came to passport office and showed all court orders about access and they told me father needs to fill in his part of application and sign in order for a child to get new passport. His father refused me, What are my options? Does his father have a legal right to refuse me in this?

If the father does not have custody, he is not supposed to be able to prevent you from taking your child on a trip. However, if the custody dispute is still pending, that could be why you were not allowed to apply for the passport without his permission. Was that the reason they gave you? If it wasn’t, you should go back to the office, ask to speak to a supervisor, and ask the supervisor the exact reason why you are not allowed to apply for your child’s passport. Because, as the custodial parent, you are supposed to be able to apply on their behalf.


Can my 16 year old daughter receive her passport and cross the border without her father’s permission? Or does he need to give consent?

If you both have custody of your daughter, her father with have to give consent to her travelling with you until 18.


Hi , I just applied for a Canadian passport , will the government mail it back to me?

That depends upon what you indicated when you applied. Most likely, it will be mailed. However, in some circumstances you can choose (or are made) to pick it up at a Passport Canada office.


I was born in Canada and i have a Canadian passport but i don’t live in Canada any more, i am almost 16 (but not yet though) . If i applied for a new children’s passport will my documents be accepted & will they issue a new passport for me? Noting that my previous passport got expired around 2005.

The answer to your question is yes, provided you have the appropriate documentation (proof of identity, proof of Canadian citizenship). However, if your passport expired years ago, and you are about to turn 16, you should wait until you turn 16 before renewing your passport. And you should do that because after you will turn 16 you will get a 10 year adult passport, and will a) not have to apply for an adult one later and b) have a passport for 10 years instead of 5.


where do I phone if I wasn’t home for my passport delivery

To contact Passport Canada about your missing passport call 1-800-567-6868 or go to your nearest Passport Canada office.


My health card has my middle name on it. My citizenship certificate and passport don’t have my middle name. Will that ever be an issue?

It should not be. People are not allowed to request your health card as identification (in Ontario at least) so if you do not want to show it to anyone as ID, you do not have to.


Passport question, for employment i have been unemployed for the 2 years but also have gone to school I was wondering if I would fill it out the following way

Indicate where and when you went to school. That sounds like full time education.


My passport has been damaged by water. I need to apply for a new one, and my flight is in 2 weeks. My problem is, the only ID I currently have is said damaged passport. My birth certificate, the old red and white non photo id health card, and an expired drivers license. I need to provide ID for the application. Can I use what I have? If not, what are my options?

That depends on how badly damaged your passport is. The best thing to do is to take it into a Passport Canada office and ask them if it’s acceptable ID.

If it’s not, you need to renew your driver’s license before you apply.


I need my passport everyday for travel across the border for work and it’s expiring in a month. How do I renew it without taking time off work?

There is an expedited, 1 business day processing service, you just need to pay more for it, and you will have to submit your passport application in person, and pick it up in person.


What two piece of ID does a sixteen year old need for passport

You need proof of identity (an old passport, a driver’s license, a provincial photo ID card) and proof of citizenship (an old passport, your birth certificate, your citizenship certificate).


I thought I needed to renew our passports for a trip we are taking from Canada to the States in 2 weeks but then I read that they don’t have to have 6 months left before they expire. I had already printed off the forms for myself and my husband but now we are not going to renew until late in the Fall as they do not expire until Dec 2015. The forms have not been sent, are they in a que or flagged in the system anywhere? Will we have any trouble at the border with our existing passports?

Normally they have to have six months validity in order for you to enter another country. It’s different for Canadians travelling to the US: completely at the discretion of the officer. You will likely be allowed in – especially if you are driving – but you may not. They are within their rights to turn you away without that validity, though it rarely happens to Canadian citizens.

As for submitting your forms, you can do that whenever (though you will need to do that before your passports have been expired for more than a year).


My mother has an expired passport, an expired Ontario driver’s license and a non-photo Ontario Health Card. What can we use for photo ID for her passport application???? (She can’t apply for an Ontario PhotoID card without photo ID either…!) Can a notary sign off on a photo of her?

She needs to renew her health card and her driver’s license. If she cannot replace her driver’s license because she no longer drives, she can get the Photo ID Card once she has the new health card.


DO I NEED A PASSPORT TO GO FROM MONTREAL TO PLATTSBURGH, NY, JUST FOR THE DAY?

If you are driving, you can use an enhanced driver’s license instead of a passport. Otherwise, yes, you need your passport.


My Canadian Passport expires Feb. 2016. Can I travel to Scotland and Ireland in September, 2015?

You should be okay, but please keep in mind that UK border officers can deny you entry for not having the full six month validity. It will be up to the officer.


Can you print out an adult simplified renewal application and a child general passport application on your personal computer then fill it out by hand instead of typing it online?

Yes, you can submit hand-completed passport applications.


Someone forced me to write my information down to be their passport guarantor and I haven’t known them for 5 years. What should I do?

How did they force you?

You can do a couple of things:

  1. You can contact Passport Canada and inform them this happened.
  2. You can wait for Passport Canada to contact you and tell them.

If you are a naturalized Canadian citizen, please be aware that this can have negative consequences.


I have Canadian citizenship but I reside in the U.S. since 1992. I would like to travel to Canada to visit. The only Canadian document I have is my citizenship card since 1977. I also hold a permanent residency green card. My name is different now because I am married. What form of id do it need when leaving the US and what documents do I need when returning

You need to apply for a Canadian passport. If your citizenship certificate is in your old name, you will first have to replace it with one in your legal name.  The replacement citizenship certificate process can take six months or more, so you need to start as soon as possible.

You will need your Green Card to return to the US.


I want to surrender my Indian Passport and apply for a canadian passport, my age is 63 years

Are you a Canadian citizen? If you are a Canadian citizen, you do not need to surrender your Indian passport. If you are not a Canadian citizen, you have to immigrate to Canada like everyone else, and at 63 you are not a good candidate.


Can I use old passport while waiting for new one if it has not expired

You need to submit your old passport in order to renew it.


If I use my driver’s license as a document supporting identification, will Service Canada need to mail the original to the passport office, or will I be able to get the driver’s license back right away?

If you do not have your old passport, or you can’t submit your old passport, and you don’t want to  submit the original, you have to get your guarantor to sign the copies of your driver’s license (both sides).


Do you need to re apply for a passport once married

If you have legally changed your name you will have to replace your passport with a passport in your new name.


I am 17 and I need to renew my passport. What do I need to bring and do I need at least one parent to sign for me?

You are an “adult” in passport terms. You do not need your parents to sign. You need to print off the forms and complete them and provide your old passport and any other required documentation. You can submit them in person or by mail.


Can I go to a wedding in the states if I don’t have a valid passport

You can only travel to the US without a passport if you have an enhanced driver’s license and you are travelling by car or private boat.


I would like to apply for my passport in person. Do I need to bring my guarantor with me, or can i just get him/her to sign the application papers printed from the online pdf and submit those at a passport office ?

You do not need to bring anyone with you when you submit your passport application.

However, your wife cannot be your guarantor.


is a birth certificate from BC which was laminated at source in 1973 acceptable for a Canadian passport

If the birth certificate was laminated by the government as part of government policy, it is acceptable identification. If it was laminated by you, or you had it laminated by a private company, it is not acceptable identification.


If I make a mistake on the passport application, can I cross it out and re-write it?

Print off another copy of the form instead of submitting the form with the mistake on it.


My minor daughter and 2 sons (were 14, 9 1/2 and 6 1/2 in July 2014) signed their first new passports because we thought they should! Afterwards, they travelled to Chicago by Air with their Mom and there was no issues on the border on the way back. 2 weeks ago we went overseas trip and on the way back the immigration officer in Pearson airport stated that those passports signed by minor under 16 are considered as ILLEGAL! Is this correct ? And if so what shall we do ? Especially that we have a scheduled family gathering trip in USA in 19 days!

No, that is not entirely correct. The age at which children can sign their passports is actually 11, not 16. See here. What this means is that you may need to replace the passports of your younger children.

The next time someone at the CBSA or CBP tells you something like this, you can ask to speak to a supervisor to make sure you are getting the correct information.


do you need a passport if your a child to go to the usa

Adults need passports to travel internationally at all times.

Children can travel by land or boat to the US from Canada without a passport provided they have proof of citizenship and identity (for example, a birth certificate from a Canadian province).


for my child 8 years old can he travel into the USA via boat with his Canadian citizenship card and his birth certificate? The U.S border website says minors under 16 can do so with show proof of citizenship and birth certificate and.

Yes, that website is correct. Your child can travel with just proof of citizenship and his birth certificate.


Do you have to get a new passport when you change address?

No, you do not need to replace your passport when you move.


Is it unusual to get your renewed passport in under 10 days without paying the express fee when you apply in person?

Not exactly. Depending on the time of year, Passport Canada may exceed their service standard and you may get your passport sooner than the 20 days promised. But there is absolutely no guarantee.


where i can find the form pptc077

PPTC077 is available here.


I live on an acreage, I do not have a ‘street address’. We have a post office box. Do I put my legal land description as my address and my post office box as my mailing address?

Passports will not be delivered to Post Office Boxes. You will have to put your physical address as your address.


My daughter is 23 can I drop off her passport renewal application form for her

You can drop it off. You will not be able to pick up for her without written permission.


Ours son’s passport is valid till April 2017. He turned 18, will his passport still be valid or does he need an adult one now?

His passport will be valid until it expires. He does not need to apply for an adult passport until his last children’s passport is not longer valid.


If i move do i need to update my passport?

No, you do not have to update or replace your passport if you change addresses.


I’m a Canadian citizen. Passport expires August 5th. Can I still travel to United States for an overnight visit on August 12th?

You can only travel to the US without a passport by land with an enhanced driver’s license. Otherwise you need a valid passport. So the answer is mostly likely “no.”


HI my son was studying outside Canada he is Canadian he apply his passport but it was change his last name when was young. but he submitted everything with out showing his life birth certificate. He applied on June 1 2015 but send an email saying that due to this second level of examination your application will not be processed within the prescribed service standard. What is his options. It almost 2 month

He will have to wait. He can continue contacting them. He can ask them if he can provide more documentation. But otherwise, he will have to wait.

If problems persist, he can file an Access to Information request about what is happening at Passport Canada.


My friend doesn’t have time to drop off her passport application. If she has all the information n filled out and the pictures signed and stamped as well as her other id’s. Can I drop them off and pay for it on her behalf?

Yes, you can drop off a passport application for someone else.


I live in the USA now. My passport has expired and my name has changed, as I am married now. When I mail the Guarantor Form to my Canadian Guarantor to sign, can my Guarantor then hand deliver my completed Canada General Passport Application to a Canada Passport Office on my behalf ?

Someone can drop off your passport application for you. In order for that person to pick up your passport, however, you will need to provide written consent and they will need to provide photo ID.


I got a 10 year passport 2 years ago. I am getting married this year. Do I have to pay the full fee for a new one or is there a different fee for changes?

You have to pay the usual price to get the new passport, sorry to say.


I’m 16 years old, do I have to go with my parent to submit our passport applications?

You can apply for a passport on you own as of your 16th birthday.


I live in the UAE and my passport expired and im travelling to Canada in 3 days is there any chance I can get it renewed in those 3 days if so, how?

You should contact the nearest office and see if you can pay for expedited passport processing.


Section 5 of the adult passport application asks for “name as it appears on the document” for documents to support identity. My driver’s license has LAST NAME, FIRST NAME MIDDLE – is it important to enter it that way on the application form, or just type it FIRST NAME MIDDLE LAST NAME?

This question is actually about spelling and middle names: the spelling on the form and the ID must be the same and, especially, you need to include your full middle name on the form if you included it on the ID, or just the initial, or what have you.


I live 3 hours away from the nearest passport office and I need to get my passport by August 18th, 2015. I am a Canadian citizen and have all the correct information. my boyfriend will be right by a passport office this weekend and I’m wondering if I were to write a note, sign it and provide photo ID can he drop it off for me and I would be paying the extra money to have it done in 2-9 days.

Yes, you can do get an expedited passport. In fact, if your passport application is completed and signed, he can drop it off for you without the note. He needs the note (and ID) in order to pick it up.


I just received my new renewed passport, but why doesn’t it have a printed signature?

Contact Passport Canada to inquire as to why your passport is missing a signature.


Do I need to get a new passport photo when renewing my old passport ?

Yes, you need to provide 2 new photos every time you renew your passport. Otherwise, how would they identify you?


I recently submitted my passport application, and realized I used the wrong middle name for one of my references. Will this affect my application?

It’s entirely possible that having the incorrect information for one or both of your references could hinder your application. You should contact Passport Canada and find out what you need to do to correct the matter.


I’m turning 16 in a month but applying for a passport now, should I get a child or adult passport?

If you apply now you will get a child’s passport. So wait a month and apply for the adult passport.


Can my common-law spouse and/or my son-in-law be references on my mother’s passport application?

Passport Application references “cannot be family members” so it depends on the interpretation of family member. My guess is “no.”


My son has a Canadian passport expiring February 2016. He is 19 and was 15 when he got his passport. He is going to Mexico the third week of August. Does he need to renew and if so, how do we do that?

My son has a Canadian passport expiring February 2016. He is 19 and was 15 when he got his passport. He is going to Mexico the third week of August. Does he need to renew and if so, how do we do that?

Because he’s Canadian and he’s going to Mexico, he should be okay. However, if he wants to renew now, he should do it sooner rather than later. Passports can be renewed at a Passport Canada office or at participating Service Canadas and Canada Posts.


Does a Canadian passport still consider valid without a signature in it?

No, normally a passport is not considered valid without a signature.


will my new passport come to my mailbox or will i have to sign for it at the post office?

You choose the way you receive your passport when you apply for it. Normally, they are mailed to your address. You only have to pick up your passport if you get expedited service, which you cannot get at the Post Office.


Our passports don’t expire until April 2017, we recently got married and I need to change my last name. Can we renew both passports early (so I’m not forgetting when one is expired)? Also does my husband have to come to the office to submit his application or can I do it for him if everything is signed?

You cannot renew your passports this early. You will have to change the name on your passport or else carry around your name change document.


Just realized our passports expired June 23, 2014…is there a grace period slightly beyond the 1 year?

There is no grace period: a year after your passport has expired, you have to go through the regular application process instead of the simplified renewal process.


my Canadian passport expires march 2016, should I renew now?

You can. It’s up to you. You have until March 2017 before you lose the ability to do the simplified renewal process, which is much less of a hassle.


How early before expiry date can a passport be renewed?

A passport can be renewed one year before it expires.


My son is 17 years old and his passport will expire soon. Does he need to renew his passport in a certain amount of days before he needs to apply for a new one? Will he have to apply for a new passport because he is 17 years of age?

He will have to apply using the General Application regardless of when he applies, as this will be his first adult passport. So it doesn’t matter when he applies.


my passport is canadian and my birth place has been misspelt instead of Penicuick it has Pencuick

That probably won’t affect your travel but, if you are worried about it, you should contact Passport Canada. It’s there mistake; they should fix it.


I recently became a Canadian Citizen and have a certificate of citizenship. However CIC made a mistake on the certificate. My middle name was shortened (even though I specified on the citizenship application form that I want my complete middle name on the certificate). It takes 5 months before I can get a new certificate. I am travelling in a few months and I need a passport. Can I drop my middle name and not include it in my passport application? Or should I use the name exactly how it appears on my citizenship certificate?

You can attempt to drop your middle name on your passport, but Passport Canada will see your name as it is on your citizenship certificate, and may issue it with that name instead. You could always write a letter to accompany your application explaining the situation and hoping they listen to you. Or you could ask the staff when you drop off your Passport Application as to whether or not you can drop your middle name, just use the initial, etc.


The name of my birth certificate does not match the name on all my other documents. Over the years an S got added to my last name. Will this cause a problem when applying for a passport?

The name discrepancy might cause a problem. For the last year or two, Passport Canada has been under the umbrella of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and they are being much more thorough with the security provisions. In your situation, we suggest fixing your IDs before you apply for the passport.


I am living and working in the USA on a work visa there. My Canadian passport expires next year. While I have plenty of time to renew my passport I am running out of pages in my passport. How would I best renew my Canadian passport quickly?

If your passport expires within the year, and you do not plan on travelling with in the next month or two, you should renew it now. If it expires in slightly more than a year, you may have to pay for the extra pages first, and then the passport renewal.


My sons are Canadian but their father refuse to sign their passport form so i could renew them. They have dual citizenship id it okay to get them jamaican pasport until they reach 16 yrs

They will have a hard time re-entering Canada without a Canadian passport. You will also need to get his permission for them to leave the country, so it may not matter that he refuses to sign the forms.

Do you have join custody? This is only a problem if you have joint custody. If you have sole custody, you can submit a copy of the decree with the forms without his signature.


how to get a canadian passport if i do not have photo id and i need one quickly for id to renew mortgage

I don’t know why you’d need a passport to renew your mortgage, but if you do not have a photo ID, you should get your driver’s license. If you don’t drive, get a provincial photo ID card. You can always try to use your health card, but a lot of people are confused about it, and may reject it as a valid photo ID.


My daughter turns 16 on July 25 and her Passover expires in August 10th is it more beneficial money wise to renew now or apply for adult pasdport

She should get an adult passport. A child’s passport will last five years. An adult passport will last 10. Also, once she has an adult’s passport, she will be eligible for the simplified renewal process in the future.


I have a post office box for my mailing address, how do I put that in the form?

You cannot get a passport delivered to a PO Box. You will have to figure out your actual street address in order to get your passport mailed to you.


My husband refuse to put his address on the boys passport form even though he sign it can i it like that . I am renewing their pasport they canadian i am jamaican

It might be rejected without his address. Can you add it to the form?


I’m live in Ottawa but born in Montreal , my question is can I renew my passport in Montreal?

You can renew your passport at any Passport Canada office in Canada, or by submitting it to participating Service Canada or Canada Post locations. Be aware that if you submit your Passport at a Canada Post or Service Canada location, your passport will be processed as if you had mailed it in, i.e. a longer processing time of 20 business days.


can my guarantor for my Canadian passport application hold a valid passport from a different country other than canada

Your guarantor must be a Canadian citizen and passport holder.


My ex and I have shared custody of our children. We want to apply for passports for our kids, but we don’t want to send the whole court agreement because it contains a lot of nasty personal stuff. Can I just submit the last page with the ruling about child custody on it?

If you both sign the applications you don’t need to send the custody agreement for the passports. However, when travelling without your ex  you will need to carry a letter giving you permission to take the children out of the country (and vice versa).


Can my two references be husband and wife?

Yes, your passport references can be related to each other.


Our Canadian passports have expired-2 adults, 2 children in 2014. We want to travel from Canada to Florida to catch a Caribbean Cruise. Do we need our passports or is Canadian citizenship or other ID OK?

You need passports to travel outside of Canada, period.


I’m recently separated but haven’t changed my surname to my maiden name again. If I don’t plan on changing it back, but will I need to in order to reapply for a passport?

You will not need a new passport if you are keeping your married name.


I’m going through a divorce and my passport doesn’t expire until 2019 but I’m going back to my maiden name do i have to go through the whole process again or can i keep until its expired?

If you are legally changing your name, you will have to get a new passport. Otherwise, you’d probably have to carry around the divorce certificate with you, which would be difficult.


what is the fastest way to renew a passport

You must go in person to a Passport Canada office and pay for the fastest service (24 hours). It will cost slightly less than double for the fastest service.


I got my passport sent to my parents house but don’t live there. Can they pick my passport up for me at the post office?

You will need to write a letter for one your parents to pick up your passport, if you are over 18. They will need to bring ID.


i want to renew my passport,but i used my old passport number to book an airline ticket. will the new passport contain the old passport number

You will have to update your information with the airline. If you do not give them your new passport information before you show up for your flight, expect problems.


My passport expired yesterday and I am travelling to the U.S this Sunday. Is there anyway to renew?

Passport Canada offers a number of express options at extra cost. You must drop off the application and pick it up, but otherwise you can get it done in a day or two.


I am unable to take a day off of work just to go to the passport office before it closes. Can my mother/ guarantor go into the passport office and do this on my behalf?

If you have completed the forms, someone else can drop them off for you.


I just completed the Citizenship oath and now have my Citizenship certificate. However, I did not realise that my PR card would be cancelled at the same time. I am travelling to the US next week and will not have time to complete the Canadian Passport process. Can I just travel to the US and back in on my UK passport? I also have NEXUS.

You will likely be allowed to re-enter Canada with only your UK Passport. If you do that, bring your Citizenship certificate with you. However, the safest thing to do would be to apply for a Canadian passport using their 48 hour express service.


For a child’s passport application, when the other parent is deceased, would I need to fill out the information on the other deceased parent as well in section 2?

Unfortunately, you need to provide a copy of the death certificate with the passport application.


Where do I get the form pptc 077?

You can get form PPTC 077 here.


I have the two pictures as required and they are stamped by the portrait studio but are not signed where it states Signature of Official. Do I have to return these pictures to the studio and ask someone to sign them?

If you are doing a simplified renewal application, you do not need anything more than the photographer’s stamp. However, if you are submitting a general passport application, you will need to have one signed by your guarantor.


My Indian passport is expired, however my PR card is still valid. I should be getting my Canadian citizenship in next 3-4 months. Should I still renew my Indian passport or it doesn’t matter since I don’t plan to travel anywhere till I get my Canadian passport?

If there is a simplified procedure for recently expired Indian passports, then renew before that window ends. Otherwise, if you don’t plan on travelling until you have your Canadian passport, do not worry about renewing your Indian passport.


If I go to Calgary to apply for an express passport can a friend pick it up when it is ready?

Yes your friend can pick up the passport. You need to write your friend a letter and sign it. The letter needs to include your friend’s name and a statement to the effect of “I authorize [your friend] to pick up my passport on my behalf.” And your friend will have to present photo ID.


i need a passport, but I don’t remember the last time i had one

You will have to complete the general application form and provide guarantors.


I renewed my passport last year but was not in the city at the time it was delivered. I missed the window of time to pick it up. Do I renew my passport and pay the full fee, or report it lost/stolen/inaccessible?

Contact the Passport Canada office where you were supposed to pick it up and see if they still have it. If they have destroyed it, you will have to pay for a new one.


My mother has a Canadian passport, but she lives in mexico, and I want to live in Canada, can I apply for a Canadian passport?

Provided you were born after your mother got her Canadian citizenship, you can indeed get a Canadian passport, but first you will have to apply for a Canadian citizenship certificate and use that for the passport application.


Do I need a Canadian passport to drive/ ground travel from USA to Can for a wedding if I am Canadian citizenship, living in US for 35 years with valid ALIEN REGISTRATION card & Social Security Card?

You need a Canadian Passport or Enhanced Driver’s License to cross the border. Because you are Canadian citizen, you will likely be let in with a warning, but getting back into the US may prove difficult.


i can make passport from Canada? i have Palestine passport and i live in Russia 10 years

You need to be a Canadian citizen to apply for a Canadian passport.


I have a Canadian passport which expires July 13/2015, can i use it to go to Buffalo New York by car for 2 days. Please let me know.

Since you are a Canadian citizen, you may be allowed to enter the USA with a passport that is about to expire, however this is at the discretion of the CBP officer and they are completely within their rights to deny you entry. Renew it before you go.


I’m a Bermudian and would like to get a Canadian passport how do I go about doing it ?

You can only apply for a Canadian passport if you are a Canadian citizen. Being a citizen of Bermuda, or any other British territory, does not automatically grant you Canadian citizenship.


My signature in section 1 of my application does not appear in my renewed pssport

You should contact Passport Canada to report the error and have the passport reprinted.


My husband and I are legal guardians of our 23 year old disabled daughter. My husband and I separated almost 3 years ago, how do I apply for a new passport for our daughter?

If she cannot sign her own passport application then you should contact Passport Canada to see whether or not your husband has to sign.


planning to travel to the Philippines for an emergency flight from July 15, 2015 to July 22, 2015 and my Canadian passport will expire July 23, 2015 is there any problem?

Yes, the Philippines customs and border officer may deny you entry. Your airline may not even let you on board. You should pay for the expedited renewal process and renew your passport before you leave (you can pay to have it completed within 48 hours).


Can i do a simplified renewal process aboard?

Yes you can submit the simplified renewal form abroad. Where you submit it depends on the country where you are living.


My daughter is 18. Her passport expires in 1 month. It is a child’s passport but now she requires an adult passport. Is that a renewal form or does she have to apply for a new passport as an adult?

Your daughter has to apply for an adult passport using the general application. She cannot use the renewal.


i want to renew my passport,but a visa is still valid ,will the new passport mark the old passport

If you get your expired passport returned to you (with the corner clipped off) you can carry both and show the visa in the old passport when you re-enter the country the visa is for.


valid perm res for 30 years applied for pr card not ready in time for travel applied in april flying to Glasgow Scotland in july and not near a Canadian consulate nearest is 9 hour drive each way to London England. Can you return with expired card and proof of applied application for example courier receipt from post office

You will be able to use that proof to get a travel document, but not re-enter the country (or even travel back to Canada, most likely).


When applying for their first Adult Passport do my children need to mark down their university address since they have been living away for the school year?

Your children should record their permanent addresses on the form, not where they will be living for a few months.


Can I apply for my husband’s passport?

Your husband needs to sign the forms himself. You can submit it for him though.


How much does it cost to change the name on my 3 year olds passport

It should be free if it was Passport Canada’s mistake, but you need to contact them.

If it was your mistake, you will have to apply for a new passport and have to pay the usual child’s passport fee.


Only one guarantor for my daughter and I’m the father how can apply my daughter’s canadian passport

You can complete a declaration in lieu of guarantor to support the passport application.


We have our nexus cards but our passports have expired – we’re are travelling to Halifax in a couple of weeks and plan to drive down into the states while we are there. Will this be a problem for us or should we expedite our passports renewals now?

You cannot travel to the US without a passport, so you need to apply for expedited renewal.

 


I’m completing my child’s passport application and can the parent sign for the Declaration of Applicant section?

Yes, you must sign the declaration as you are the applicant in the case of a child’s passport.


I’m renewing my Canadian Passport but can’t find my Birth Certificate. My current passport expired on May 27/14 and need now to apply for a new one. Can I use any other documents other than a B/C? I have a valid drivers license.

You should be able to use your expired passport as proof of citizenship. But, to be safe, you should apply for a replacement birth certificate and submit it with the passport application.


My Canadian passport expires in July 2016. What is the earliest date I can apply to renew this passport?

You can renew it as of this month, July 2015, but it depends on the date it expires.


My friend needs to get a new passport for her almost 17 year old daughter. They are Canadian citizens residing in Saudi Arabia. Her daughter does not have a driving license. What other photo ID she can use to support her identity?

She will need to contact the local authorities to see if there are photo ID cards available for non-drivers.


I sent all of the info to apply for a Canadian passport for my son who was born in the USA – I was born in Saskatchewan and my husband is a canadian – all the info was there but I have not received anything yet but the person I talked to said it would reach me in 10 to 14 days

You should call Passport Canada at 1-800-567-6868


I am getting married in September and i will be applying for my marriage license on Monday June 29th, i wanted to also renew my passport on the same date, can i use the Marriage License as proof for the name change? I will be travelling in November.

Yes, a Marriage Certificate should be enough. See here. Be sure to apply in person and confirm with a Passport Canada employee.


Can my husband, apply in person, for a renewal of my passport? Does he need to bring our marriage License?

He can submit your forms at a Passport Canada office provided you have completed them ahead of time.


Is the reference for a Canadian passport application required to be Canadian?

They have to live here, but I don’t believe there is any requirement that they need to be citizens. See here.


My son is 16. His passport has expired a couple of years ago (3-4 years). I need to apply for a new one for him. he does not have a drivers licence. What can he use for id?

You son now has to apply for his own passport, as he is an ‘adult’ for passport purposes. He can get a Provincial Photo ID Card in lieu of a driver’s license.


My daughter born June 17 1994 would like to renew her passport. She is a canadian citizen. Her last passport was issued May 2010. Can she renew her passport or will have to apply for a new one?

If her last passport was an adult passport, and it has expired less than a year ago, she can renew. Otherwise, she needs to complete the general form, complete with guarantor.


Last time I renewed my passport, one of my parents had to sign the back of my pictures. Do they have to do that again? I’m 20 years old now

If this is your first adult passport you still need a guarantor. If it’s your second, you do not need a guarantor, provided it has been expired for less than one year.


I just sent my passport away for renewal today and my dad was in an accident today and is now in ICU in the US. is there anything I can do to go see him and help?

You will need to visit a Passport Canada office in person and apply for expedited service. You will need to bring proof of your dad’s condition, unfortunately.


where can I go in Alberta to apply for a fast or Urgent Canadian Passport application?

You can find a list of Passport Canada offices here.


How do I dispose of my expired passport?

You cannot throw away your passport. Either mail it to Passport Canada, or keep it.


I am a British Subject with British passport who lives in Canada and has a Canadian Citizenship card. Can I travel outside of Canada and return to Canada with my British Passport and Canadian Citizenship card only? No Canadian Passport

You can, in theory. We wouldn’t recommend travelling without your Canadian passport though. You don’t need a visa to enter Canada, normally, with a UK passport. But entry with a UK passport is at the discretion of the CBSA. They could, in theory, refuse you entry. And providing the Canadian citizenship certificate in lieu of the passport is liable to get you a long lecture. It’s up to you.


I am a Canadian citizen and for the time being I am in Florida due to family problems I will be able to return to Canada late Nov My passport expires 09 Aug 2015 where can I apply in Florida by computer and what documents I need?

You cannot file a passport application online. You must apply by mail from the United States.


I know I don’t sign the signature box for my child’s passport application but to the left of there they ask for a signature and date as well as other areas of the passport application. Do I sign those?

Yes, as the parent/guardian you need to sign everywhere else it asks for the applicant’s signature.


I know I don’t sign the signature box for my child’s passport application but to the left of there they ask for a signature and date as well as other areas of the passport application. Do I sign those?

Both parents need to sign each page where signatures are required. Depending on the age of your child, they may have to sign in the box you are referring to. See an explanation here.


I put down mother instead of parent on my relationship to child on my son’s passport application. Does it matter that I did that or should I get a new application or will it be acceptable?

It should be absolutely fine to write ‘mother’ instead of ‘parent.’ We can’t imagine why it wouldn’t be.


there used to be a form called a “statutory declaration regarding an assumed name”. My husband used it to apply for a passport in 2010. His birth certificate is in his father’s name, but he has never used that name and has gone by his mother’s last name for his entire life. All of his supporting ID (driver’s license, SIN, healthcare etc etc.) are in his mother’s name. This form allowed him to get a passport using his mother’s name, even though it differed from his birth cert. I am trying to renew our passports which expire next month, and I’m not sure if I need this form again. His current passport is in his assumed name (mother’s name) Does this form no longer exist? I can’t find it anywhere.

The form does not appear to be on the website. You should contact Passport Canada by phone or in person to find out if they can send you a copy.


Does my minor child have to go in person with me to apply for passport?

No, you can submit your child’s passport application without them, provided it is signed by both parents and you have all the necessary documentation.


I need to apply for my U.K. Work Visa but my passport expired August 2nd. I live in America and I was wondering if there is anyway to expedite the process by mail. When I read, it said even if I fly up to Toronto they will not expedite the process unless I have proof of travel which is confusing because I can not book my plane ticket until I have my work visa for the UK.

You cannot expedite your passport by mail. Also, they are correct in stating you need proof of travel to expedite in person. One option is you can buy a ticket, show it to them, and then cancel it, or change it.


My Canadian passport expired in 2010, but since the moving and such i cannot find my old passport, i have to travel to the US by July 11 what should i do, i am a Canadian citizen

Apply for a new Canadian passport. You will have to complete the application as if it’s your first passport. You may be able to pay for expedited service, if you go in person to a Passport Canada office with all the necessary documentation.


My Husband And My 2 Kids Are Canadians but I Am Tunisian Citizen And We Live In Indonesia Can my husband apply for me To Get The Canadian passport

You need to be a Canadian citizen to get a passport, and in order to become a Canadian citizen, you will have to be a Canadian permanent resident first, which is means you will have to live in Canada.


My husband is Canadian and I am not Canadian citizen and we live abroad can I still apply for Canadian passport

You need to be a Canadian citizen in order to apply for a Canadian passport.


Which passport offices in Ontario offer the ‘urgent’ 24 hour service for passport?

Any Passport Canada office. You cannot get it expedited at Canada Post or Service Canada.


My sister signed the Canadian passport application for me as the guarantor and the signature she signed was random Not the she has on the passport or legal document therefore Canadian passport office asked her to come at office and verify the signature . She went with me to the office where they asked her to sign the signature that one on the passport and she could Not sign exactly as on the passport and then they asked to sign the signature that she signed on my application, but she could not get the exact signature she had done on application. After that, one of the supervisors came and forced her to accept that the signature is not her. My sister explained to the supervisor that her signature varies and her handwriting also varies a lot and also My sister gave in writing that she knows me since i born and she signed the application. But, the supervisor keeps forcing by telling her that if she tells a lie then her passport will be revoked and she will get criminal charges. At last supervisor called me and asked the same questions to me and also told me that my passport will be revoked and I will get criminal charges. I said she signed the application. In last, the supervisor said that my application will be sent to the RCMP for further investigation! My question is what kind of investigation they will do. We are innocent and we did not do any illegal! as I explained earlier that my sister’s writing and signature varies. In that situation what should we do?

You need a lawyer. You should contact one as soon as possible.


My son is applying for his adult passport, his child one has expired but is under a yr, has a birth cert. , old passport but no other id (just a student card & expired learners driver licence) he needs pass port buy June 21/15 is there any way he can get it done without the other id?

Your son is not eligible for the simplified renewal. He should go to the nearest Passport Canada office and see if they will accept his IDs and allow him to apply with expedited processing (which costs more money).


How long do I have after my passport has expired to renew it?

You can renew your passport whenever you want. If do it within one year of its expiry, you can submit a simplified renewal form, which lets you avoid the “Guarantor” requirement.


I want to get a Canadian passport for my newborn but I don’t know which kind of birth certificate they will accept. I have the short one is that ok or do i need to order the long form?

You need a long-form birth certificate, as you have to prove your relationship to your newborn.


I work in the USA WITH A GREEEN CARD HOW do I GET A RENEWAL ON MY SOON TO BE CAN. PASSPORT IN ONE DAY

You cannot do a one day renewal of your Canadian Passport in the United States. If you want to do that, you have to come back to Canada. Otherwise, you must mail in your application – 20 days processing time.


I would like to travel from Ontario to Vancouver by plane. I have lived in Canada for most of my life, except for 6 months of it when I was a baby. I have a drivers license and a SIN card. I don’t have a PR card and am not a citizen of Canada. I would like to know if I am eligible to travel within Canada without a passport even with my current circumstances?

Yes you are able to travel domestically by plane. You need to bring your Driver’s License. I would suggest printing off this page and bringing it with you in case some overzealous Airline or Airport staffer tells you that you are not able to travel without a passport.


how much is the fee to apply Canadian passport?

A regular passport is CAD$120, a ten-year passport is $160, a child’s is $57.


Can I use my Ontario health card as document to support my identification if I do not have a driver’s license, passport and any other as stated in website. This would be a first time applying for adult passport.

Normally, government offices will not accept a health card as identification for privacy reasons. You need to get a provincial photo ID card if you do not have a driver’s license.


I am living in NY, but i’m a canadian my passport about to expiry is there any place in NY that I can go to renew my passport

You need to submit by mail to Canada. Here is the passport page at the Canadian Consulate in New York City.


what documents do i need to fill out a child’s Canadian passport

You need your child’s birth certificate (best to use the long-form, if you have it, with your names on it). You need to submit proof of custody if only one parent has custody and is submitting the passport application without the signature of the other parent. You should submit an expired passport if applicable. And photos of course.


How long within I must apply to have an Canada passport after I obtain my citizenship certificate? I was born outside Canada, can I apply my first Canada passport from Canada Embassy in China?

You can apply pretty much immediately. You might want to wait a day after you get your certificate just to make sure it’s in the system, but after that you can apply immediately.


I’m living in USA now, my passport need renew, should I go back to Canada or just do it by mail?

If you renew it by mail (provided you are eligible for the simple renewal), it will take about 20 business days.


My boyfriend received his new Canadian passport a few weeks ago..however it does not have an electronic signature the same way mine does..is this something new. He had to sign his name at the time he purchased it.

No, his signature should be there. He needs to contact Passport Canada to find out if something is wrong with his passport.


Hi, I have just recently changed my name as I got remarried. I need to change the name on my passport. It does not expire until next year. Do I need to complete a form or can I just go into a Passport office with my marriage license and complete the change?

You will need to renew your passport as you would normally, only this time provide evidence of your name change. You cannot have it changed while you wait.


My son is a Canadian citizen, he has two years left on his passport, expiring March 2017. He has a child’s passport, but is now 18. The passport has been misplaced, and we see on the government website that the replacement fee is $45 Canadian funds. It says to submit a declaration along with the passport forms. I am just wondering if we should fill out the CHILD’S form or the ADULTS form. If you can help that would be great.

He needs to apply for an adult passport with the Declaration about the lost passport.


Can I use my old passport which was expired under a year as my birth certificate. I have to reapply for my passport as I am an adult now

Since you are applying as an adult, it is as if you are applying for the first time. So you need proof of citizenship (your birth certificate) and a photo ID (such as a driver’s license).


My second husband and I are going to England. This is the first time that I am applying for a passport. Do I need my decree absolute and marriage certificate from my first marriage in order to get my passport?

Provided you did not change your name, you don’t have to do anything differently when renewing your passport (especially if you are eligible for simplified renewal).


can i renew my current passport without 2 references

No, you need two references to apply for a new passport.


how do I change my address on my passport?

You do not need to worry about changing your address on your passport. It’s written in normally. You do not need to keep this up to date. You can cross out the old one and write above it. If there’s no space, you can include a piece of paper (stick it in, don’t attach it!). But you don’t need to do anything, really.


My daughter will be turning 17 in a month. Does she need to apply for an adult passport now if so, can she use the adult renewal form? Also, does she need a guarantor to sign her photo? What ID does she need or is her old passport sufficient?

She needs to apply for an adult passport. She has to use the “first time” form, unfortunately, as the renewal form is only for adults. So she will need a guarantor. She needs to submit her birth certificate and a valid photo ID (her passport, if it’s still valid, or her driver’s license).


I’m Canadian and planning to go to New York on June 27-30,2015. My passport will expire October 2015. Do i need to renew it before i travel?

If you were not Canadian, we’d say absolutely, you must renew it. However, Canadians regularly see this requirement waived. You won’t know definitively until you go to the airport (or the border), but you will likely be allowed to enter, especially if you have your return ticket on you.


My current passport is valid until February 2017. I want to come back to Canada in Oct 2015 to get a new China visa. But I won’t have enough pages in my passport to cover all the entrance and exit stamps to cover the 2 1/2 year period. Can I apply for a new passport early, even if my passport isn’t technically full yet?

You can apply for a new passport as of February 2016 or when your passport is full and there are no more empty passport pages. Only one or the other. You cannot apply before this happens. You will be able to replace your passport from China.


I have an Aunt living in USA for the past 50 years or so, she is a Canadian citizen with a permanent resident card. Her Passport has expired. We are now trying to figure out does she need a Canadian passport or a USA passport. I live in Canada, so if she needs a Canadian passport, could I go to my local Passport office with all her documents for her. This way she wont have to mail her license and other documents away and wait the extra time. We are wanting to travel at the end of July 2015

f she is a Canadian citizen with an American Permanent Resident Card (i.e. a Green Card) then she can only apply for a Canadian Passport.

If her passport expired less than one year ago, she can submit a ‘simplified renewal’ application and she can mail it to you and you can drop it off at Passport Canada office. However, you will not be able to pick up the passport for her.

Mailing usually only takes about 20 business days, so she still has time to apply from the United States.


I am born outside Canada, residing in Quebec now, I would like to apply for a new passport as I changed my legal name, does a Quebec birth certificate with my new name considered a proof of citizenship? can I use the citizenship certificate with my previous name as a proof of citizenship? Thank you

You will not be able to obtain a Quebec birth certificate because you were not born in Quebec. You need your citizenship certificate plus your name change to prove your Canadian citizenship and you need a government-issued photo ID to prove your identity.


I have lived in my family home since birth but due to extended work trips i frequently have to rent apartments in different Canadian cities for many months, at one time even 2 years. What address do i put as my ‘home’ address when i am frequently between apartments? Also, in the section listing places i have lived in the last 2 years, is it ok to put overlapping dates? (i.e. – i have had 1 house, and 2 apartments at the same time)

Your place of residence is not particularly important to your passport application. You can change addresses during the validity of your passport without changing your address on your passport.

You should put the address where you will receive the passport as your residence, if that is your family home then that is fine.

If you rent these apartments temporarily but live at your home, then use your home as your address in the past too.


my passport will expire in Sept. 2015, do I need to do a full application for a new one or use the simplified renewal application?

You can do a simplified renewal process as your passport expires in less than one year.


My grandma had the Canadian passport, but she died since 2004. Can my mother still get the passport after her death, noting that the brothers of my mother have both the Canadian passport more than 15 years ago.

Your mother will have to first apply for a citizenship certificate and to do so she will need her long form birth certificate, with your grandmother’s name on it, and proof of your grandmother’s Canadian citizenship: a birth certificate, a citizenship card, something of that nature. She will also have to prove her identity.

Once she has the certificate, only then can she apply for a passport.


I applied for passports for my two daughter’s at the same time. I received one passport already but not the other. Is there somewhere I can call to find out the status?

Contact Passport Canada, either by phone or at the office where you applied. Find offices here.


where can I get urgent passport renewal service in Canada?

You will have to go in person to a Passport Canada location and you will have to pay an addition fee. You can find a map of Passport Canada offices here.


my daughter ran away and we think she wants to go to the UK, she is 17 and we have her birth certificate and passport. Can she get a new one?

She can replace either if she reports them as lost or stolen. If she knows you still have those documents then she would be lying when she submitted the lost birth certificate and lost passport forms, but there is no way for the vital statistics office or Passport Canada to be aware of that.


my husband is in Canada right now and it is required that he should sign also the application form for passport for our child. Would it be okay if we’ll submit a scanned copy of the application form signed by my husband? Since he can’t be present at this time.

As long as the application is signed by your husband and you, it should be okay to be submitted to a Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate that provides passport services.


Is it possible for my child whose father is a Canadian and has a Philippine passport to travel with me as soon as my permanent residence is approved since she don’t have a Canadian passport

She will have trouble re-entering Canada without a Canadian passport. She needs to get one before you travel or she will need to apply for an emergency passport in order to return to Canada.


If i apply for a renewal on my Canadian passport whilst I’m already on a long holiday in the U.S will i have to send my passport away?

If you can get the new passport in time, before you return to Canada, then you should submit it. Otherwise, maybe you need to get an emergency passport when your passport expires before you return to Canada.


Hi! I’ve lost my wallet with my sin and other identification in it, and its been 5 years that i haven’t gotten my Canadian passport. Will they accept my citizenship certificate And a photo copy of my 2 ID?

You can use copies if your guarantor signs them. See this page.


I have a 15 month old son. he was born in Canada and I want to get him his passport. His father is American and is on the birth certificate however has NEVER been involved in his care or life. Am I able to get him a passport on my own as his Canadian mother?

You need to have sole custody in order to apply for a passport for your son. If you don’t have sole custody you will first have to apply for sole custody, which may be granted to you if your husband has been absent for a given length of time.


Can a 16 year old Canadian citizen apply for a Canadian passport without parents or guardians consent?

Yes, at 16 a person is considered to be an adult in terms of passport applications, so you can indeed apply without your parents signing the forms.


I got married in 2012 and divorced in 2014. My name is still legally my married name but do I still need to provide my marriage certificate and my divorce judgement? if i get re-married, will i have to go through the whole process again?

If your name hasn’t changed, you likely don’t need to provide the divorce certificate though you will need to provide proof that you changed it initially (so your marriage certificate and legal name change). If you marry again and change your name, you will have to provide additional documentation.


do I need to renew my passport if I have Nexus?

Yes, your NEXUS Card is not a passport substitute. Though you may be able to use your NEXUS Card without showing your passport when travelling between the United States and Canada, CBSA and CBP officers can ask for your passport at any time and deny you entry if you fail to produce it.


missing my middle name on my renewed Passport

Your middle name shouldn’t matter, provided you don’t use it when booking flights. If you do use it for booking flights, or if it’s on another ID document you might use at the airport, such as a NEXUS Card, you need to contact Passport Canada to report the error (if it was their mistake). If you didn’t include your middle name on the forms, you will likely have to pay for the new passport.


My passport will be expired on Jan,2016. Is it possible to renew my passport now?

Yes you can. You can renew once your passport validity has less than one year left.


renewal of Canadian passport in China

First, you will need the appropriate form, found here. You will have to provide your old passport as proof of identity and passport photos. You may have to provide other documentation, depending on how long it’s been since your old passport expired (if it expired).

Then you will need to submit it to the nearest Canadian diplomatic mission that issues passports, which you can find here.


My passport expired in Feb/2015. Do I need to do a full application for a new one?

No, you can use the simplified renewal application as it has not been over a year since your passport expired.


I live in the USA and am Canadian. My Passport expired January 2015 and I need to go back for a family emergency. can I get back into Canada with expired passport. If so, how fast can I get it renewed to return to the USA?

If you are driving, you might (I stress might) be able to get back into Canada by driving. You will likely not be allowed to board a plane with an expired passport, even if it is going to Canada. (Unless you have a NEXUS Card, and then maybe.) You should renew your passport in the US. It takes 20 calendar days.

If that’s not enough time, if you can prove the family emergency, then you can contact your nearest Consulate and apply for an emergency passport.


Can I apply for a Canadian passport if I only have a permanent resident card

No. You must be a Canadian Citizen to carry a Canadian passport. Learn about how to become a Canadian citizen here.


how can i renew my canadian passport

You can either do it in person at a Passport Canada office or you can mail it. You can send it from a Service Canada office or Canada Post, but it takes the same amount of time as mailing. The fastest way is to visit a Passport Canada office in person, with your completed application in hand.


Hi, i do not have any empty pages in my passport. I travel very often. Leaving Thursday of this week. Need to replace this one although it expires until next year. What should i do.

You should contact Passport Canada as soon as possible. They over an expedited service if you are willing to pay. You should be able to renew because of the lack of available visa pages, even though it is not within one year of the expiry.


I have recently lost my passport and I am going on a trip in a month’s time. How much would it be to get another passport and would the process be difficult since I lost my other passport?

Because you lost your passport you will have to complete this declaration. It also means that you will have to apply as if it’s your first time, i.e. you will need a guarantor. As for the expedited fees:

  • 10 business days: an additional CAD$20
  • 2-9 business days: an additional $50
  • 24 hours: an additional $110

That’s on top of the regular fee of either $120 (for 5 years) or $160 (for 10 years validity). Please note that expedited service can only be offered at Passport Canada locations, not at Service Canadas or Canada Posts. Also, all expedited services require you to pick up the passport yourself, from the Passport Canada location.


I lost my passport, how much would it be to get another? And would the process be difficult since I lost my passport?

You will need to complete the Lost or Stolen Passport Declaration. The fee for regular processing is CAD$120 unless you want a ten year passport, then it is CAD$160.


my passport was expired 6 years ago what documents do i need to renew my canadian passport

You need:

  • proof of identity (your expired passport, your driver’s license);
  • proof of citizenship (your expired passport, your birth certificate or your citizenship certificate);
  • passport photos.

And the forms of course.


Hi good day.I’m a temporary foreign worker and also my wife.We’re from the Philippines.I just want to ask if it is possible to apply a Canadian passport for my daughter.She’s born here in Canada.Thank you

Your daughter is Canadian unless one or both of you works for the Filipino Embassy (sounds like you do not). So she is eligible for a Canadian passport.


we had our certification of citizenship last week. I want to apply for my son’s Canadian passport but my husband doesn’t live in Canada. How can I apply for him in the absence of his father?

If you have sole custody, then you can apply for your son’s passport without the father. If not, he will have to sign the form, unfortunately.


I just got our citizenship, but we need to travel to the Philippines. My PR was expired, Can I use my Phil Passport and Citizenship Certificate to come back to Canada?

You can get your Canadian passport quickly, by contacting Passport Canada and paying more money. You will not be let into the country with a Philippine passport and a Canadian citizenship certificate.


I’m 21 years old and my passport expired 3 years ago. Do I need to apply for a new one and I cant just renew it?

You cannot renew your passport if it has been expired after more than one year. You need to apply as if applying for the first time.


if I have valid passports for my children and we are traveling to the United States, do I still need to bring their birth certificates to prove parentage if both my husband and I are traveling with them?

No, if both parents accompany the children and they have passports there is nothing more you need.


My ID card and drivers license have both been stolen. Is there a way to renew a Canadian passport with an Israeli passport?

Provided you can submit a separate document confirming your Canadian citizenship, it should be acceptable. Learn more here.


Hi, I was wondering if one needs to renew their passport due to a change in marital status only, I.e. no name change? Also if someone got married and then separated before applying for the passport(1st time since citizenship) do they have to go through all the trouble of getting the marriage certificate, waiting for the divorce and then getting the certificate to submit with their application? Or can they just put single (no kids involved)?

If your name didn’t change, then you do not need to renew your passport.

If your name didn’t change when you got married, you do not need to provide any of this information to Passport Canada.


The passport office told me it would take 2 weeks, its been three and it hasn’t arrived yet, I need it in the next four days, would it be in he mail or at a post office at this point?

You should contact Passport Canada to find out what the problem is.


My son will turn 18 while travelling abroad. Will his current child passport still be valid so he can travel home?

Yes, he will need to renew it only when it expires.


We just became a Canadian citizen last April 23 and we haven’t applied for Canadian passport yet. But I’m planning to go to US this May 30 and my PR Card has been taken away at the day of our oath taking and I only have my Philippine Passport with me. Can I travel with my PH Passport without my PR? Do I need to bring my citizenship certificate with me?

You need to contact Passport Canada to get expedited service. Otherwise you will need a visa. A Canadian citizenship certificate is not proof of Canadian citizenship outside of Canada.


My grandpa had the Canadian passport, but he died. Can my dad still get the passport after his death. My grandpa tried to give my father the passport various times when my father was 16 and 18 but they refused to give it to my father

That really depends. Are you talking about citizenship, not a passport? If so, it might be very difficult, depending on the situation and documentation.

However, if your father has proof of Canadian citizenship. All he has to do is apply.


My supporting identity (driver’s licence) shows my middle initial, should I complete my passport to look the same? Or should my passport show the full middle name?

It’s up to you. However, if your ID shows the initial, why not just stick with the initial?


If my Canadian passport expired 4 years ago and I am a Canadian citizen and live outside Canada, what do I have to do to renew it?

You need to complete a standard application, as if you were applying for the first time. You will have to provide proof of identity (ex. Driver’s License) and proof of citizenship (ex. birth certificate) as well as new photos.


After my guaranter signs my passport, how long after do I have to get my passport done

There is no stated time limit on the page. However, if the person moves or changes jobs, you would have to re-do it.


Phone no to renew passport urgently

In order to renew your passport urgently you must apply in person at a Passport Canada location.


I’m going on a trip at the end of June and im am trying to apply for my passport but i only have my health card as id. i don’t have my drivers license what can i use? I would get my age of majority card but it would get here the time i need my passport which won’t work because i need my passport by the end of June. What can i do?

Get your provincial ID card and then pay Passport Canada to expedite your application for the extra fee.


Where in sk. Do I renew my canadian passport

Here is a list of the Passport Canada offices in Saskatchewan.


I am wanting a passport in my married name. Do I fill out the application and sign it using my married name, or my birth name?

You need to have legally changed it. Once you have legally changed it, you can apply for the passport in your married name. You should always sign the form using your legal name.


My renewal Is almost 6 months old can I still send in

As long as you are still able to renew using that form, yes you can. (1 year after expiry, you have to use a different form to renew your Canadian passport.)


Will my mothers last name on my birth certificate effect me getting approved for my passport?

Is that because you have a different last name than your mother? It shouldn’t have any affect on the application.


I have been divorced for 35 years. I kept my married surname back then. I have had 2 passports already, but I can’t remember how I had to fill in the personal information section as to having a surname other than surname at birth. It doesn’t say ex-spouse anywhere in that section, only ‘spouse’. Do I just fill in my surname, given name and surname (last name) at birth and ignore the rest of the questions until I am asked for my date of birth?

Enter your legal name on your passport application. If it has changed since your last passport application you will have to provide proof that the name change was legal.


I am taking my kids on vacation. On one of three, her father is listed on ID but he has been gone for over six years. We were never legally married, so no divorce papers. I have been their soul provider for all this time. What do I require for my young lady to allow her to travel with the rest of us?

You need proof that you have sole custody. If there was never a decision you might need to explain to the officer that you were never married.


My Passport expires April 16 2016. We will be going to the US on Oct 2015 and retuning the end of March 2016. Will there be a problem going down or coming back to Canada. Should I renew my Passport before we go?

Technically the US CBP officer can refuse you entry because of something like this. However, given that you will be entering with about 6 months validity left and you are Canadian, you will probably not have any trouble. They regularly let in Canadians with less validity than 6 months, though officially they are not supposed to do that.


The passport office is requesting an interview due to a guarantor signature discrepancy, should I be worried? and how is it likely my passport renewal will be denied?

The only way you are going to find that out is by going to the interview. If the guarantor’s signature is incorrect, you may just need to get a new guarantor.


Can I renew my husbands passport in edmonton alberta if he is working but has filled everything out and signed documents, but need it in 24 hours

If the forms are totally complete and he has signed them you can drop them off for him. In order to get it expedited, you will have to take it to a Passport Canada office.


I have my citizenchip, I got it in febraury of this year, do i have to wait for a letter or something to apply for my passport ..or I can just apply with my citizenship ..thank’s you for you help

Just apply with your citizenship certificate. You can apply any time.


Just received my son’s passport but his middle name is spelled incorrectly due to Passport Canada’s error. We are travelling in 4 weeks. What should I do?

Contact Passport Canada, preferably in person with proof of the error.


I purchased a 10 year passport in November 2014 and will be getting married in October 2015. Do I have to buy another 10 year passport in October when my last name changes?

You will need to apply for a new passport using the regular application process.


I’m a new Canadian Citizen and have applied (7 weeks ago) for my Canadian passport. I’m now leaving the country to attend a wedding in the UK but my Canadian passport still hasn’t arrived. (Agreed with them to expedite but they still don’t have done after 4 days). I can fly out on my UK passport but will they let me back in without a Canadian passport?

As a UK citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Canada.

What you should do is carry your Canadian citizenship certificate with you and a copy of your Canadian passport application if you have one. Then you can show them when you come back to Canada.


I applied for bcid for my daughter who is 16 as we need to go to the usa this weekend for a conference in spokane but the id is not in for me to complete passport application is there anyone that can get me photo id fast so I can get passport for friday

You will have to wait until she has the ID to apply for the passport.


can a new born baby apply for a canadian passport if the mother is a visitor in canada?

If the baby was born in Canada then, in most circumstances, that baby is Canadian. (There is an exception.) So more than likely, the parents can indeed apply for the baby’s passport.


I am a Canadian living abroad and I am expected to have a baby. Can I apply for my child Canadian passport if the surname will be different from the one I currently have on my passport (father’s surname)?

Yes you can provided you were born or naturalized in Canada. You will need to register your child’s birth first, at the nearest Canadian diplomatic mission. You will have to get the child’s long-form birth certificate (which shows your name) translated into English or French if applicable.


what forms do I need as my passport was stolen

You can find the forms and instructions on this page. Hopefully you reported it stolen when it happened.


Hello, do I have to have my middle name on my passport? I just renewed mine and the clerk told me I should get rid of my middle initial on my passport application and just use my first and last names. But now I’m concerned I should have my middle name on there.

You don’t need your middle name on your passport unless you are going to use your middle name to purchase tickets, or if it’s on your NEXUS Card, or something like that.


Can I bring my husband and daughter’s passport to the passport office to renew without them coming with me if we all live at the same address?

Yes you can. They must be complete already, but you can absolutely drop them off yourself.


My grandson was born in Ontario, then his family moved to Vancouver. His Mum got his passport when he was a junior. Now he is a adult so needs to get a new passport but was told his Ontario birth certificate can’t be used, he doesn’t have a drivers license so what can he do.

His Ontario birth certificate can indeed be used. If it is damaged in some way, it will have to be replaced first. But there’s virtually no reason why he wouldn’t be able to use his birth certificate for the passport application.


I am renewing my Canadian passport. My address on my current passport is in City A. My driver license address is in City B but I live in City A. Will I need to provide my address for City A or B?

You need to provide your current address, whichever is the correct one.


We applied to Canadian passport for 2 adult renewals 2 for our kids. Mine, my wife’s and one of my kids one were delivered together. We are still waiting for my daughter one. Why did not deliver all passports at the same time?

Contact Passport Canada to find out.


I have to renew my passport but I have an active Visa in my old passport that I will still need to use. What are my options?

You need to contact the country the visa was issued by for further instructions. You may need to reapply, or you may be able to just bring your old, expired passport with you as proof you have a visa.


Can i get a Canadian passport via an aunt?

If you mean, can she apply for you, she can if she’s your guardian. If you need a guarantor she can act as that provided she is not your guardian.


I am applying for a new passport as mine expires and I have a new last name as I got married last year. My birth certificate is still in my maiden name, is that an issue?

Submit a copy of your marriage certificate and a legal name change (if applicable) along with your other documents. Then you should be okay.


My second husband and I are going to US May 1st but our passports expired 4 years ago. Passport office wants my marriage certificate and divorce decree in order to renew mine. Do those documents need to be originals or can they be copies?

You can provide copies.


On the passport application for address, can I use my PO box or do I have to give a physical land description?

It needs to be a physical address. The passport will not be delivered to PO Boxes.


Can I apply for my first time passport in city A (where school dorm is located) and request to mail it to city B (home/permanent address)? Thank you!

Yes. Just list your home address as your home address. You can submit the passport application to a Passport Canada office anywhere in Canada.


I have a laminated ontario birth certificate issued from ontario government, is it valid to be used for my passport

Provided it was laminated by the government and not by you, yes it is valid. For a while Ontario was laminating birth certificates.


Does my six month old need a passport or is a birth certificate enough?

A birth certificate is enough.


We just became Canadian citizens. However, I will still be applying for Canadian passport. I have old passport with the us visa so I can still cross the US…However can I go back to canada? I will just present my citizenship certificate?

You need to get a Canadian passport before you go. You cannot use your citizenship certificate as a travel document. If you are using your non-Canadian passport, and you would have required a visa to enter Canada, you may require one again without a Canadian passport.


I want to renew my Canadian passport

You can do so in person at any Passport Canada office, or by mail, or at certain Canada Post and Service Canada outlets (however, the latter are considered mail-in applications even if you drop off the application in person).

Read more.


My Canadian friend filed for a passport 10 months ago. He was told there was an issue to reapply he did and it’s been 4 months since. Is there s delay issue in Canada for citizens to get passports? This has been over a year.

He should contact Passport Canada again. Delays like this are usually unheard of. If he was naturalized in Canada, there is a small chance that he is being investigated but it is far more likely that some administrative mistake has been made.


I am Canadian living in Germany, I have a baby due next month. I was told I can’t get a passport for my child until I have the citizenship certificate, which can take up to 6 months. However in order for my son to be granted residence permit to stay in Berlin he needs a passport and I only have 6 months to register him after his birth is there anyway around this?

You will need to apply for expedited processing, which will require you to submit the requirement that you need the passport within six months in order to get your son’s residence permit. You will have to get the German documentation translated into English or French, get those translations notarized, and submit them with the application.


I am the legal guardian of my grandson,his mom has passed away I need to renew his passport do I need any other signature from another grandparent?

Only if there is more than one legal guardian.


hi, I have court order stating that I have sole custody and father has also access to see the child , do I need my husband’s signature on application for visa to india for my kid?

As far as I know, you should be okay to apply if you have sole custody.


I am a Canadian citizen and my son was born in Pakistan and got citizenship certificate. he is 7 years old. Now I want to apply for his first Canadian Passport. Embassy in Pakistan told my wife to submit a paid airline ticketKindly let me know that Is it really necessary to submit a paid airline ticket?

It is necessary if you are trying to get the passport quickly.


my daughter is 16 years old, she has a passport, now she has changed her name legally, how does she change her passport name?

She will have to apply for a new passport with her proof of the legal name change.


i really need your help! I sent in my son’s passport through service Canada and they made an error and i had to send in another document. Now it looks as though it won’t be here before we are going on vacation, can I speed this up even though i have sent it in? I am willing to pay any amount, thanks

Unfortunately, you need to pay for express service when you apply. You should contact Passport Canada, preferably in person, in order to find out if you can speed up the application process by paying more.


I am living in Canada and my husband live outside Canada My son travel to his father with his other country passport Can i applied for him a canadian passport inside canada while he is out

Unfortunately both parents have to sign the forms for a child’s passport application if both parents have custody. So the answer is probably “no”.


Where can I find the form pptc 077?

Here is a link to the form “request a Canadian passport without place of birth”.


My son is applying for a Canadian Adult passport. He just turned 16 and has never had a passport. It’s difficult to provide a piece of Id to support his identity without a driver’s licence either. He can use his Health Card but he still needs something with his signature on it. What do you suggest?

If he cannot get his driver’s license then he should apply for a Provincial Photo ID Card. This acts as a Driver’s License substitute.


I have not updated the address on my drivers license. should I put my new address on my passport renewal form or use my old address?

Use your current address but provide something else that proves that is your address in addition to your driver’s license. The license is used to help verify your identity.


I was a guarantor on a passport application that was rejected. Does this affect me or my ability to travel in any way?

Not likely, but it depends why it was rejected, in all probability. The only way to find out is to travel (or renew your passport).


If my Canadian passport expired 2 years ago and I am a Canadian citizen, what do I have to do to renew it?

You essentially have to apply as if it is your first time. Use this form.


passport application without suitABLE GUARANTOR

You need to complete a Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor, which can be found here.


I recently had my newborn baby in Canada while visiting. I am Canadian. I need to apply for a passport for my child but the father is not here to sign the application. What can be done?

The father needs to sign the application if you both have custody.


Do I need my husband’s signature for renewing my kids passport , we are not separate , but he is not in Canada.

Yes you do. If you both have custody there is no way around this.


I am planning to travel to US with my son who is under 5. His passport expired already but he got a valid NEXUS card. Is the NEXUS card good enough? Thx!

Your son can travel by car without a passport until he is 15. He cannot travel by plane without a passport. So it depends how you are travelling to the US.


I need to renew my expired passport. I did not have VALID (non expired) photo ID so applied at service Ontario for a valid photo ID card. This takes 4-6 weeks to come to me.They say to get my passport (WITHOUT having the photo ID come in time) I would need “a travel itinerary showing proof of payment ” OR “an airline, bus or train ticket” but when booking a plane, they req my passport #….. So how am I supposed to book a plane ticket without a passport??

If it’s an international flight, you can no longer book travel without a passport, so you cannot do that. A bus ticket is entirely different. You can buy your bus ticket, submit it as proof of requiring expedited service, and then get a refund on the bus ticket. That’s your only option, I think.


I have sole custody of my child. Does her father still need to sign the passport renewal?

No, if you have sole custody only you have to sign the form.


My passport expired march 7 2013 and plan to travel march 14 2015. Can I still renew it quickly?

You can get 24 hour service if you can go to a Passport Canada office in person and you are willing to pay for it. See here.


Do I need to find a guarantor for my passport renewal

That depends. If your passport has been expired less than one year, you can do the “Simplified Renewal” that does not require a guarantor.

However, if it’s been expired longer, you need a guarantor.


I am a UAE resident and would like to apply for Canadian passport for my new born Daughter. Due to conflict/family problem with Husband (American), he has denied to give his consent. Hence, I would like to know how if I can apply for daughter’s Canadian passport without Husband’s consent. Is there any particular form? Further, which form we need to fill up as the child is born abroad?

The only way that is possible is if your husband does not have custody. If he does, you will first have to gain sole custody before you can unilaterally apply for a passport on behalf of your daughter.


Hi, I need to go to California USA for only a couple of days in May . I only have canadian permanent resident card, no passport . How can I travel to there and come back to Canada without any hazards … ?

You need a visa to the United States, most likely. Get one here.


i am resident in Singapore, can i renew my passport when i am visiting another country?or i have to renew the passport just in Singapore?

You can renew it at any Canadian diplomatic mission that offers passport services.


My passport expired over 1 year ago. My Passport has been in my married name for over 50 years. Now they say that I must provide a marriage license, to prove my married name. I have travel plans soon, and need to get an expedited passport. They said at the marriage licence office that it will take 16 weeks to get a copy of my marriage license. Is there any other way???

Unless you have a copy of a legal name change, there is not if you want to keep the passport in your married name.


I am applying for a Canadian passport ,i have a guarantor , but i dont have 2 persons who know me for 2 years to write there names in the reference……what i have to do now ?

To my knowledge there is no way around the references. You must know at least two people (anyone, friends, a doctor, a dentist, an employer) who have known you for two years.


I filled out my passport and sent it in. I just moved to Alberta from Saskatchewan and have a Saskatchewan license. I want to get a Alberta licence but i already put my Saskatchewan licence on my passport. Do i have to change my license on my passport? Or does it not matter?

Your license serves as a proof of identity when you are getting your passport (provided you didn’t already have an expired Canadian passport to prove your identity). Once you have your new Canadian passport, it doesn’t matter where you live while it’s valid. You do not need to update anything.


We’re going to Vegas in April and return the 26th and my husbands passport expires May 4 is that OK?

They may let you in, it does happen. But it will be at the discretion of the officer in the Canadian airport and he could be prevented from getting on the plane. It really depends on the office. I would renew if I were you. It doesn’t take very long.


My son is Canadian but live outside of Canada (Caribbean) with me. I’m not Canadian neither do I have CA document he’s 3 years old. His passport expires in June of this year. Where can I apply for it to be renewed, what documents are needed & how much will it cost me?

Where you apply depends on where you live in Caribbean. If your island has a Canadian Embassy or Consulate, it’s easy. If not, you may have to mail to another island.

You will need his birth certificate.

The fee is CAD$100.


Mother is 80 passport expired in november 2014 we are driving into usa in the morning she wants to come will they let her in? Others are US citizen – permenant resident and child all have valid canadian passport

It’s at the discretion of the officer but they shouldn’t let her in.


My father’s name is not on my birth certificate but can still get a passport?

If you are trying to claim citizenship by descent through your father then you will need to get a “long form” version of your birth certificate. Then you can apply. However, if your birth certificate is Canadian, this is irrelevant.


HOW DO I PUT LAND LOCATION AND PO BOX ON RENEWAL FORM

Passports will not be delivered to PO Boxes.


I’m a canadian citizen in germany and i want to renew my passport but i don’t have enough identity certificates some of them are expired and the are without photos because i was under 16 years old of age when i was in canada what can i do now??

You need to replace them. You need to get your birth certificate again if you have lost it, or a citizenship certificate, and you need local photo ID.


can you apply for a new passport anytime at edmonton passport canada office i thought i read somewhere that you could only apply for new passports between 830 and 1030 but now cant seem to find where i read that.

You should call the office directly if you have any concerns.


We are flying from Edmonton to Kelowna for March break. My son is 8 years old. Does he need a passport to fly this short distance? Yes we are both Canadian Citizens born in Alberta.

No, you do not need a passport to fly internally, though it is recommended as a photo ID.


Do I have to ensure that the expiration date on my passport exceeds my return date by at least six months when travelling to Mexico?

Yes you should do that.


I sent my old passport and renewal for new passport a month ago when i will receive my passport

You should contact Passport Canada.


I just moved so my current address does no match my passport address, is that okay?

Yes, that’s why the address on the passport is written in.


18/02/2015

Call Passport Canada.


Me and my wife are permanent residents in Canada in Ontario. We had our child born here a month ago. I want to know the application or form number that I need to fill in? Also Can I apply for my child and my wife act as the guarantor?

Here is the link to the passport application.


Does someone have to renew their passport when they turn 18 even if their other passport is not expired?

You have to renew your passport when it expires.


Can a parent who does not live with a child be a guarantor on renewal?

No, you need a non-immediate family member.


My passport expired 7 yrs.ago, can i still use it as proof of identity? I don’t have anything else with my picture

You can, but you will be better off getting a provincial ID card or something like that to prove you are who you say you are.


I have a court order stating I have sole custody. The order also states “the father shall have access to the child, to be supervised by a third party agreed upon by both parties.” Do I need his signature on the passport application? I cannot locate him.

No you do not. But you do need to provide a copy of the order in lieu of the signature.


I had someone already sign my passport picture, but then found out they don’t have a passport. What can I do to rectify this?

Get new pictures and get someone who holds a passport to sign them.


My passport is long expired. Been living in U.K. for 12 yrs. Wish to renew passport (canadian), but have no form of photo id for document support. What can I do?

You need to get the supporting documentation. You need to get your birth certificate or a certificate of Canadian citizenship. You need some kind of photo ID (British will be acceptable). If you cannot provide both of these, you will not be able to get a passport. You will have to apply like it’s your first time, by the way.


I have a17 month old son born here in Canada . I am Filipino and father Canadian citizen. Now, I want to go on a vacation in Philippines with my son do I need a Canadian passport or Philippines passport can be use.

You need your Filipino passport and your PR Card or other proof of status in Canada to return to Canada. Your son needs a Canadian passport.


my daughter just realized her passport expired two days ago and she has a trip booked to the U.S. How fast can we renew the passport on a Friday afternoon ?

You should be able to get it renewed in 24-48 hours for $110 extra. She will have to apply in person.


If I am a dual citizen (Philippines and Canada) and i am filling out a form asking for my citizenship what do i put?

That depends on what the form is for, what country the form is for and so on. If you are in Canada, you would say Canadian. If you are in the Philippines, you would say Filipino. If you are somewhere else, well it depends on which citizenship would look better.


can an american adult get a canadian passport if he has a canadian parent

Yes, but first you have to get a citizenship certificate. Only then will you be able to get the passport.

Learn more.


my canadian passport has expired and need to travel to South america for a death of my uncle

You can apply for expedited service, get it within a day or two.


Can we change a general passport request from express to urgent? Also is express guaranteed 9 business days?

You need to contact your nearest Passport Canada office. If you go in person, maybe they will help you right then and there.


I recently mailed my passport off for renewal, and now have an opportunity to go to Detroit for the weekend. I have a picture of the passport, Ont D/L and birth certificate. Will I be able to cross the border?

Officially, no. There’s always a chance, depending on the officer you see. But he or she is not supposed to let you in without a passport.


I cannot locate my child’s father to sign passport or write letter for travel. We are divorced he doesn’t pay child support. FRO can’t find him. What do I do to get a passport for him?

If you have sole custody, he doesn’t need to sign the application or provide a letter. If you don’t have sole custody, you will have to get it first.


Does a second cousin count as a relative or family member in the definition for a reference for the passport renewal? According to the CRA Income tax Act definition it would not. Please advise. Thank you

No, I don’t think a second cousin counts. I believe relative means “immediate family”.


do i need a differnt passport for travel out side of canada ie US and or anywhere else

You need a passport to travel. The nationality of your passport will determine whether or not you need a visa to visit another country. The Canadian passport has a very high rate of acceptance around the world compared to some other passports – only about 20 countries require visas from Canadians.


i have a passport expired 2 yrs ago what form do i use to renew

You need to submit a regular passport application. You cannot use the simplified renewal form.


To renew my passport, how many days for urgent process. Thank you

It depends on the service you pay for: 2-9 business days or 24 hours.


Do I need a long form birth certificate for my 7 year old son in order to get him a passport?

Yes, as that will show the parents’ names, whereas a short-form birth certificate does not.


I am applying for a passport in BC. I have been a widow for 16 years . Why do I need a marriage certificate?

If your proof of citizenship is in your maiden name and you want your passport to be in your married name, you need to provide a marriage certificate or legal name change.


I have been seperated from my husband for almost two years and I am wanting to travel this coming May with our children but we don’t have anything formal or legal about our separation. We have agreed to joint custody and have done so since we seperated. We are just now going through court proceedings. What do i need to get passports for the kids?

If you are in contact with him, you can just get him to the sign the forms in addition to you. When you travel, he will have to write a letter giving you permission to take the children out of the country. The letter will have to be notarized and you will have to show it to board the plane (or train or bus, or to cross the border) with your children.


We are in Florida till the end of March and just realized we have a lost our passport, how do we go about reporting and replacing i

Report it lost to the Consulate in Miami and apply for a new one there.


need to go to a funeral in the united states and our passport has expired is there anything we can do?

You can pay for express service. Sometimes it’s within 24 hours.


Can you use a laminated birth certificate to apply for a passport? It’s the only one my husband has?

It depends when it was issued. If it was issued to him laminated then it’s okay. (During a certain period – the early ’80s – birth certificates were automatically laminated in some provinces.) If he laminated it himself, he needs to replace it first.


i am a pakistani citizen but my husband n son both are canadian citizens how do i get my infant baby’s first passport

If you are in Pakistan, you will have to apply at the nearest Canadian diplomatic mission. You can apply on behalf of your son, but your husband should probably do it.


where can I get a Canadian passport renewal form for my child?

Here. Children have to apply as “first time” applicants until they are renewing as adults.


my husbands passport expired in April 2013, can we use the old passport at all or does he have fill out papers as if he never had a passport

He has to submit a first time application. You can only wait one year after your passport expires to do the simplified renewal.


I have 4 kids and I got passports for my 3 kids years ago now have my fourth baby she’s 1. I sent in a renewal for my sons who expired with all his info plus his long and short form plus new application for my 1 year old. I have full costody with proof of court paper so I sent that in my my daughters passport same father as my others. What I forgot to add my daughters long form birth certificate but sent in her short form and costody paper from judge that states im the mother and I have full costody with all of our names plus fathers name.. Will I still get her passport? I’m nervous because we have a trip in March break

Without the long-form it may be an issue. You should call Passport Canada to see if it’s okay.


I was thinking of getting my passport through mail i.e. mailing in the forms and getting it back by mail.Is this a good idea and if there is a mistake on my forms how will the government get in touch with me to change/correct the issue. Thank you

You should submit it in person if you can as they will tell you there and then if you are missing anything and it takes way less time.

They may contact you if there is an error, or they will refuse the application, depending upon the mistake.


The application does not allow me to type in information. What should I do?

Update your Adobe reader or your browser plugin. If you are still having trouble, download the form again. If you are still having trouble, contact the issuing agency.

You can always just print it off and submit it by mail (or in person) if this application can be submitted that way.


Canadian passport pictures in orlando florida

Take the passport specifications to a photographer who has experience doing US passport photos.


Hello im a canadian citizen born in edmonton alberta, my passport expired back in 2013 nov 27 to b exact , im living in los angeles, in this case how can i renew or get a new passport? as i dont have a valid id and im in need of one .and will i have a problem with immigration to get my passport?

You will have to apply as if it’s your first time, since it has been over a year since it expired. You will need to supply your birth certificate (or other proof of Canadian citizenship) and photo IDs. You will need to get an ID (whether it’s a driver’s license or something else) before applying. No way to avoid this.


We’re travelling to California on Feb 21st. Just discovered that hubby’s PR card has expired. What do we do?

There are a number of options for expediting the passport renewal process, provided you can get to a Passport Canada location in person. He should be able to get the passport in plenty of time, provided he’s willing to pay. See here.


I’m almost 14, when I tried to apply for a passport they said I needed a long form birth certificate (which I don’t have, so I will need to apply for that before I can apply for a passport). I was hoping to go on a trip to Myrtle Beach during March Break (middle of March). Do you think there would be any chance I would be able to get a passport by then? Is there any “emergency/expedite” option that I could apply for and just pay more for the passport but get it quicker?

I’m not sure why you would need a long-form birth certificate, unless you weren’t born in Canada. If you weren’t born in Canada, then the processing time for your birth certificate is obviously the big problem here. There are multiple expedited options for Canadian passports, including a 24-48 hour one, so the concern is getting that birth certificate as quickly as possible. You might be able to do it.


I am applying for a passport and using my driver’s license to support my identity. But my driver’s license still has my old address. Can i still use it?

You should be able to. The Driver’s license is to confirm your identity. The address on your passport can change while you hold it.


I have travel plan for Canada from Karachi in next 20 days, if i submit an application of limited validity passport of my new born child with complete documents, how many days will requires to get limited validity passport of child from Canadian high commission Islamabad?

You should contact the High Commission directly. The processing time is 20 days, so you are cutting it very close.


it confuses me that in application form it says under reference to either use relative and guarantor but if you checked on passport canada website it says cannot use guarantor as reference? Which is really accurate?

A reference cannot be your guarantor and vice versa.


I short-formed my signature on my passport. when I applied I signed my whole name. When I received my passport I shortened my signature. Is this ok?

Ideally the signature on your passport should match your signature in day-to-day life and on your other photo IDs. But since your passport is your primary photo ID when outside of Canada, this may not be an issue unless of course you are trying to show that your signature is indeed your own by using your passport.


Does my 12 year old need a passport to travel from Canada to U.S.A.?

No, he or she needs their birth certificate.


I live in Vancouver and I will be travelling to Seattle for a few days, I’m returning to Vancouver February 23/15 and my passport expires February 23/15. Do i need to get a new one?

If you are a Canadian citizen, and if you are driving, you may be okay. It’s at the officer’s discretion to let you into the United States and if they look at your passport and don’t care about the date, you will be fine. (You shouldn’t have trouble re-entering Canada even if your passport is expiring on that day. You may get a lecture, that’s all.)

On the other hand, the officer will be completely within his or her rights to deny you entry and that can be a serious impediment to future travel. (This denial will be logged in the system for perpetuity and you may also have something stapled into your passport, which will matter less since it is about to expire.) Or, he or she may just tell you to turn around and get a new passport. And the only consequence of the latter is that you will have wasted your time.

If you are flying, however, it is likely you will not be allowed on the plane without a new passport.

Personally, I wouldn’t risk it. Passport Canada offers fairly quick service if you drop off your application in person at one of their offices, which should be easy for you in Vancouver. They also offer faster service options for increased fees.


We are travelling to cuba. My husbands airline ticket has his middle name on it but his passport does not. Will that be a problem?

It shouldn’t be. But if he wants to be safe, he should bring along a photo ID with his middle name on it too.


My daughter has a child passport and it will expire when she turns 17 will she be able to use a simplifed renewal form to renew her passport

No, she will have to apply as if it’s her first time, as it’s her first adult passport.


my passport exspiered on dec 15 2013 can i still do the renewal

Not any more. Now you have to apply as if it’s your first time.


My 2-year old son refused to go into to the shop to get his passport photos taken. It took me more than half an hour to finally get him to agree to take the photos. However, he refused to take off his big winter coat of his passport photos. The photographer said that it was ok, so I trusted him at that moment. Now I’m afraid the passport agent might reject these photos and I’ll have to waste more time to retake the passport photos and going back to the passport office. What should I do?

I would apply in person and bring the photos with you and ask a Passport Canada employee whether or not they are acceptable.

 

See: http://www.passport.gc.ca/info/photos.aspx?lang=eng&region=Canada

  • Child photos must follow the same rules indicated above.
  • Photos must show the child’s head and shoulders only. Parent’s or child’s hands must not appear in the photo.
  • Passport Canada recognizes the difficulty in obtaining a neutral expression of a newborn and will allow for some tolerance in this regard.
  • For newborn babies, the photo may be taken while the child is sitting in a car seat, as long as a white blanket is placed over the seat behind the child’s head. There must be no shadows on the face or shoulders, around the ears or in the background.

I have just add Jack in my first name and the rest of the name is the same. Can I still use my canadian passport that did not reflect this change? I have validity of 9 years to expiry.

Yes, provided you didn’t get a legal name change. Even then, if you have not informed Passport Canada, there should be no way that other countries will know about your legal name change until you inform the authorities.


my passport expired Jan 5 2015 and I want to fly back to Hamilton Jan 28 2015 am I going to have a problem ?

Yes, you will. You need to apply for a passport at your closest Canadian diplomatic mission in whatever country you’re in. (Unless of course you are already in Canada, in that case you are fine.)


I am a Canadian citizen living in Israel. I have Israeli citizenship and an Israeli passport as well as a Canadian passport. I plan to return to Canada for a visit, but I noticed that my Canadian passport will expire two months after my trip. I have heard that a passport must be valid for 6 months beyond a trip, but does this matter for a Canadian returning to Canada? I will be using my Israeli passport to reenter Israel.

It has no bearing on your trip to Canada as you are a Canadian citizen. That rule is just for visitors.


I have my Canadian Citizenship Certificate but the rest of my Canadian ID has expired. Can I send copies of my California Green Card and Driver’s License? Do I need them notarized and also signed by the guarantor?

If you are sending copies, they must be signed by your guarantor. If you send originals, you do not need to worry about that.


I am a Canadian Citizen trying to get a Canadian passport who, presently, lives in U.S., does the guarantor need to be a Canadian Citizen also living in the U.S?

Your guarantor doesn’t have to be a Canadian citizen. They can be a holder of a valid Canadian passport, but they can also be a professional.

See the list: http://www.passport.gc.ca/info/section2.aspx?lang=eng&region=USA


Hi I mailed my Canadian passport to be renewed on Jan.16, 2015. And I am traveling on Feb 19,2015. Will I receive my passport on time. They said it takes 20 business days.

That 20 business days likely doesn’t include the time it takes to mail it back to you and it certainly doesn’t include the time it took to mail it to Passport Canada. You were better off to have dropped it off in person, if that was an option.

Passport Canada is usually faster than their stated processing time, so you may get it – but you may not. There’s really no way to tell at this point.


MY GRANDAUGHTER’S FATHER HAS NOT SEEN NOR SPOKE TO HER IN 8 YEARS AND HIS WHEREABOUTS IS UNKNOWN WE WOULD LIKE TO GO TO DISNEY AS A FAMILY BUT CANT GET HER A PASSPORT WITHOUT HIM HOW DO WE DO THIS?

You need to contact a lawyer and find out how you can get a judge to rule that you have sole custody.


I will have to renew my passport early because I need the 6 months validity at the end of a trip. Will I be credited with the extra months on the new passport’s duration?

No you will not. But you can now get a 10 year passport.


I got my Canadian passport in Winnipeg and it expires next year. I will move to BC in April and I’m planning to fly to Los Angeles in June. What should I do when my address changes?

You don’t have to do anything. Your address is written in your passport. You can change your address when you renew your passport.


i want to renew my kids passport. there are 5 and 7 years old. should they need to go by person or i can go renew for them and they dont need to come by person.?

You can renew them yourself.


If I’m applying for my son’s adult Canadian passport does he have to be with me?

If your son is 16 or older he needs to apply for himself. If he is younger than that, and you have custody, you can apply without him.


My husband and I have separated but do not have a separation agreement or custody agreement yet. He is applying for a passport for our 17 year old daughter to take her out of the country. What say do I have in this?

Well, as a 17 year old she is an “adult” in the eyes of Passport Canada and she can apply on her own without a parent. However, since she is still a legal minor, she will need your written permission to travel internationally. If you think that this should not be happening, you may want to speak to a lawyer.


My daughter just turned 16 and her passport expired a couple of months ago. We are in the process of applying for an adult passport for her, but the office insists on a picture id (driver’s license, etc) that she does not have. Your website says that they will accept her old passport as picture identification, yet when I went to the passport office they said they would not process her application without a picture health card or driver’s license. Is this simply a misinterpretation of the info on their part? If we have to wait an additional 4-6 weeks for a new picture id before we can apply for her passport, I am afraid we will not get it in time for our flight to the US in March.

If she were an adult, if the passport had only been expired for a few months, she would just use her old passport. However, because she just became an “adult” in the eyes of Passport Canada, she will need a photo ID, such as a driver’s license, photo health card or provincial ID card.


I just moved and don’t have anyone to sign my pas port that has known me for 2+ years. Can I fax it to a family member or friend to have them sign it then faxed back? Please help!

Well, don’t fax the application. If you can get them to sign it and mail it to you, or scan it and send it back, that would be much better. Once the application has been faxed a few times it will look pretty terrible. Also, your guarantor needs to sign the photo, too, and you cannot fax your photo.


I am applying to renew my Canadian Passport. The address on my drivers license does not match my current address. Will this be an issue and how should I approach it?

The address is the least important part of your passport information once the passport is issued – it is expected that you may move while your passport is still valid. Since you are renewing your passport you shouldn’t have to provide your driver’s license. If you are renewing and your passport has been expired for more than one year, you have to apply as if it’s the first time, and we would recommend updating your driver’s license first.


Can my four year old travel to the USA with his father and myself (married) passport expires in 5 months and his short form birth certificate

Yes he can. For under 16 years of age, the child doesn’t need the passport. Just a birth certificate and photo ID.


i was born in Canada in 1959 and moved to italy in 1970. am I eligible to have a canadian passport. if so i do i apply?

Yes, but first you need a Canadian citizenship certificate or your birth certificate. If you do not have one of those, you will not be able to get the passport.


I am traveling from Toronto to Greece on May 17 and returning Oct. 5 2015. My passport expires March 30, 2016. Do I have to get a new passport before I depart ? Does it have to be valid for 6 months after my return from Greece ?

For Greece, your passport must only be valid for 3 months after your departure, so you are fine.


Hi, I recently become a Canadian citizen and right now I am applying for Canadian passport. I am just wondering if my philippine passport I am holding is part of Canadian travel document. Because it is asking here if I have a previous Canadian travel documents. Should I leave it blank or answer it NO.Thank you

If you have never had a Canadian passport then you have never had a Canadian travel document. You will have to complete the first time application. Passport Canada does not need your Filipino passport to proceed.


My passport expired 4 days ago, do I now need a Guarantor and have to do the long application?

No, you need to apply within the next 360 days, and you can still renew. After that, you will have to complete the first time application.


I am applying for my childs canadian passports but i need to include valid canadian travel document in my application. Where can i get those travel document? Such as passport or refugee. My childs doesnt have one yet.

Is your child a Canadian citizen? If so, and they do not yet have a Canadian passport, there is nothing to submit. You may be looking at the renewal forms. You need to apply for your child as a first time passport applicant: http://www.passport.gc.ca/info/index.aspx?lang=eng


My child is 15 years old He travell outside canada with his egyptian passport Can i apply a canadian passport for him inside canada on his behalf

Provided you have custody, you can apply for him. He may have trouble entering the country again without the passport unless he has proof of citizenship on him (though he will still have some trouble).


If i’m a canadian citizen, traveling from ontario to quebec by airplane, do I need a passport?

Technically you do not. However it has become customary for airlines to ask you for a passport even if you are not leaving the country. You should make sure you have your birth certificate and photo ID and expect a bit of a hassle, especially if you get a staff member who doesn’t know the rules. If you don’t have your birth certificate, you should be okay with just your driver’s license.


My child is 15 years old He travell outside canada with his egyptian passport Can i apply a canadian passport for him inside canada on his behalf

Yes you can, provided you have custody: http://www.passport.gc.ca/info/16-.aspx?lang=eng#who


Could I have the passport office address or contact in HK?

9th floor, Berkshire House, 25 Westlands Road
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

See here for the passport page: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/hong_kong/passport_services_passeport/index.aspx?lang=eng&menu_id=18


Firstly I applied for my son’s passport in canada then he travelled with his other country passport. For some reason his application got refused Can he sign his application in the US and then i apply for him inside canada? Secondly i heard that he can get back into Canada from the US using land transportation with his citizenship or any other canadian id. Is that true? Note my son is 15 years old.

He can complete the passport application and you can submit it in Canada, yes. If you are his legal guardian, you can submit it in person (and speed up the processing time).

As a 15 year old, he can cross the border with just his citizenship certificate. Please remember that when crossing the border, both parents must be present or you need a letter from the other parent with custody (if this is the case) allowing you to cross the border with your son.


I am Canadian living in the US applying for a Canadian Passport. My Question is once I receive my Canadian Passport can I use it to travel back to Canada even though I am using it for the first time and traveling from The US to Canada.

Of course you can. You can use it to go anywhere once you have received it.


I canceled my passport because I lost it. I just found it. Do I have to do a general application for a new one or could I just now do a renewal since I found my passport

You will need to use the first application form, unless you submit your old passport with the renewal and provide a letter explaining what happened.


I am from India and My son is borning is Canada on march 9 , want to apply for Canadian passport when he reaches the age 18 …Will Canada allow my son to apply for passport at the age of 18 or do i need to apply now itself and get the passport in Canad

Yes, he can apply when he is 18. But register the birth at the nearest Canadian diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) just to be safe.


My 15 year old son needs to new his passport. He is turning 16 in 9 months, does he apply for an adult or child passport?

Child, if he is submitting now.


What form do I need to fill out to allow my 16 year old child to travel to Cuba with her Grandmother?

She needs to get a Canadian passport (provided she is a Canadian citizen).


How many months of validity on my passport to enter Italy? Flying in August for 3 wks and passport expires in December.

It just needs to be valid for 3 months after your proposed date of departure, so it sounds like you should be fine.


I want to go to the states in Early February and my passport expires in March will I be able to go?

Officially, you should get your passport renewed before then. You may have to pay for express processing to get it in time.

However, especially if you are driving (but even if you are flying) you might be be let in by the officer (or allowed on to the plane by airline staff). Our experience is that this is normally at the discretion of the officer. If you are, say, driving into the US for a couple of days, they probably won’t care. But know that they can turn you around, as you technically should have 3 months validity.


So I applied for my new passport today and realized I missed a letter in my street name aka spelt crescent without the c but on my drivers license it’s only spelt cres, will this affect by passport approval and what should I do?

Addresses change and usually nobody cares what address you have on your passport, only on your driver’s license and other IDs.

Also, Passport Canada should be verifying your address, and there are no street abbreviations that begin “res”. I would think you would be okay.


We are planning to get a passport for our granddaughter. We have joint custody with her other two grandparents, but her primary residence is with us. Where do they sign the application?

Since you have joint custody, the two of you can apply on her behalf, but you will have to provide proof of the arrangement so you will have to provide the court decision and any other relevant documentation with the application.


I cannot find my passport and need to go to the US within a week. Any chance to get a new passport in time

Yes, if you do so in person. Please contact Passport Canada immediately, in person, and you may be able to get one in a day or two.

http://www.passport.gc.ca/info/service.aspx?lang=eng


I booked my sons plane ticket to Florida for April, I used his middle name .Not realizing that his middle name isn’t on his passport .Will he have problems getting into the United Stares because of this ?

He shouldn’t, as long as his first and last are on both the ticket and the passport.


If I renew my passport overseas at a Canadian Embassy, will there be any negative effects/records on my passport? If my passport expires overseas, can I re-enter Canada with a Taiwanese passport and tell the border guard I’m returning to renew my passport?

It is perfectly okay to renew your passport overseas. There will be no negative consequences.

Trying to enter Canada on your Taiwanese passport, on the other hand, is an issue because some Taiwanese passport holders need visas to enter Canada. It depends on the information included in your Taiwanese passport.


my child is over 16 now and I need to renew his passport, does he have to apply for an adult one now?

Yes, he does.


my passport expired more than 10 years so what should i do ?

If it is a Canadian passport, you can just apply for a new one. You will have to submit an application like it is your first time applying.


My passport is expires in 7 weeks Im flying tomorrow to israel will it be good

You need six months of validity on your passport to enter Israel. Hopefully the officers gave you a break.


I filled out my son’s passport application, and as my guarantor is my father, I asked him for all of his information and signed on his behalf. I put the application forward and got a call from the passport place saying that when they called my dad he said he didn’t sign the actual form. They then asked I send a letter to them saying what had happened. It was a completely innocent error. What are the possible consequences?

The worst thing that could happen, as far as we know, is that your son’s application may be rejected and you could conceivably have trouble applying for a new one.

Write the letter, explain whatever it is that occurred as best and as clearly as you can, and hopefully they will still process the application.


I was born in Montreal , but i have a American passport, what do i need to apply for a Canadian passport , and how long will it take, as i am going to Cuba on January 30th

If you are living in the States, you have to mail it in, unfortunately: http://www.passport.gc.ca/info/presentation.aspx?lang=eng&region=USA It takes 20 business days, so you are out of luck in terms of getting it before you fly.


Can a passport be renewed at any Service Ontario location?

Passports cannot be renewed at any Service Ontario location as Service Ontario is the Ontario government. Some Service Canada locations accept passport applications but your application will take longer than if you submit it at a Passport Canada office.


Does both parents need to sign the application form for a child passport? Im a PR, my son’s born here in canada, his father (my common law partner) is in the philippines. Both parents’ names are in the birth certificate.

Only one parent must complete the form. You can do it, provided you have custody (and it sounds like you do).


currently I am staying in Beijing China. my passport will expire MAY, 2016. I have few questions. (1) Is it possible to renew passport in Bijing China? (2) Is it possible to renew passport April ,2015 or earlier next 5 or 10 years?

 

  1. Yes, it is. Go here: http://travel.gc.ca/embassies/china#H1
  2. It’s too early to renew your passport, you will need to wait until May.

I got married and still have my passport in my birth surname. Can I use my passport even though I have a married surname now different from my Canadian passport???

If you have not legally changed your name, you can still use your passport in your maiden name.


My passport just got completely water damaged and I am leaving from Montreal to Europe in less than 24 hours. What do I do? I went to Passport Canada and they said my chances are slim of getting one by tomorrow. Is there anything else that could be done?

In our personal experience, just because they say the chances are slim doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. Provided you paid the fee for the 24 hour turnaround, you may just get it. But more likely you will have to change your flight by a day or so.


I’m travelling to the Dominican Republic in February and my passport expires in October will my passport be valid to travel?

Just, depending on the dates. Most countries require 6 month validity on a passport to allow you to enter, however not all countries with those rules actually enforce those rules consistently, especially islands that rely  a lot on a tourist economy.

Unfortunately the Dominican Republic’s sites for Canada are not working very well right now, so we cannot confirm you need the 6 month validity (though Canada’s travel advisory says you do not). From the information we have, we thin you are likely okay to travel on the current passport but, personally, better safe than sorry.


My husband and I are looking to book our honeymoon January 22… We sent our passports in mid November, but the applications were not filled properly just received them Dec 18th. I re sent mine after having service Canada look them over and my husband will be doing the same tomorrow… Is their anyway to move this faster after mailing it?? If I call passport Canada and explain our situation? We don’t have a passport office near by.. Mailing was our only option.

Without a nearby Passport Canada office there is no way to expedite, as far as I know.  So you are out of luck in that regard. However, perhaps your passports will be processed in time for your departure. You still have a month, after all. And the processing standard is less than that.


I just turned 16 yers old , I dont have photo id except my forign passport .can I apply for canadian passport ?

You can only apply for a Canadian passport if you are a Canadian citizen. If you are indeed a Canadian citizen, and only have the passport as your photo ID, we suggest getting your driver’s license first, now that you are 16, or applying for a provincial photo ID card. Then, with that ID and your citizenship certificate, you can apply for a Canadian passport.


I’m renewing my passport and will apply for epassport good ten years. Is it the same with just two,photos and current passport vs guarantors etc.

The process has not changed recently. You just need to qualify for the renewal procedure: http://www.passport.gc.ca/info/index.aspx?lang=eng


I sent my renewal passport by mail 3 weeks ago, and I was expecting it to get it by this week but when i called the Canada passport agency they said it still in process and I have to wait 48 hours to know the status of my passport. But I will be traveling in Philippines next week what should I do to get my passport urgent?

Well, now that it is already in process, I’m not sure that you can do anything. Because the application is being processed, I don’t think you can apply for a new one. You may need to change your flight, unfortunately.


Hi my son’s citizenship certificate got lost and we applied for another one and is taking almost 19 months and the certificates is not out yet,and his limited validity passport would soon expire and we have plans to travel,can we extend the limited validity passport.

You may be able to, given the circumstances, but you should call Passport Canada to find out for sure: 1-800-567-6868. You will likely have to provide some kind of proof that you are waiting for the citizenship certificate. If you do not have any proof, you will likely not be able to extend the validity of the passport.


Does my 15 year old have to be there in person to get his passport?

You can apply by mail for your child’s passport application however it will take longer than if he or she applies in person.


Hello, Im a dual citizen of Canada and Greece. My Greek passport and driver’s license state my name with Latin characters – similar but not the same with how my name is on my Canadian passport. This is because Greece follows a formula set by ELOT 743 that harmonizes with the International Standard (ISO 843) when translating names. I want to get a Canadian driver’s license in Ontario and use my previous driving experience (35 years) in order to give exams only for G1 and then directly G license but I have a problem with the name difference , even though I did produce both Greek and Canadian passports. What can I do ?

Unfortunately you may have to change your name to the Greek spelling in Canada, if your province is not accepting the passport as proof of identity. An alternative might be to get a Photo ID card in the Greek spelling, and see if that is acceptable along with your Greek passport.


My passportis still in my maiden name and has a few years before it expires. I am planning a trip to Cuba in a month and was wondering if I will have any problems abroad since my drivers licence is in my married name. I would book the ticket in my maiden name.

You should not have any trouble. There is no reason why the airline or Cuban authorities should ask for you driver’s license.


Hi, I have lost my Canadian birth certificate , but I still have my passport on hand . Is it affect me to apply to school or applying for a insurance cards? If it does, what can I do ?

Depending on the agency or organization, your passport may be acceptable as proof of citizenship or may not. Technically, a passport is only proof of Canadian citizenship outside of Canada – for example, Citizenship and Immigration Canada does not accept a Canadian passport as proof of citizenship.

You should check with the school. Service Canada may accept the passport, but call them before going.


My Canadian passport is still valid for another 6 months. I have just recently changed my legal name and I am currently in the process of applying for a new passport. Can I still use my valid Canadian passport with my old name? Would I encounter any difficulties when crossing borders? If so, what documentation should I have with me?

You shouldn’t encounter any trouble because of the name change as there is no way for the border officers of other countries to know you changed your name and all you will hand them as ID is your passport. However, most countries in the world require minimum six months validity on a passport in order to allow you to enter / grant you a tourist visa. So your trouble is likely to come not from the name change, but from having a passport with less than six months validity, depending on where you travel to during this time.


I have dual Canadian and American Citizenship. I was born in the US to Canadian parents. I have lived in Canada since 1960 as a citizen. I want to travel in February, 2 months away, however to apply for a Canadian passport it will take 6 months. Will I have a problem with reentering Canada using my US passport, US Birth Certificate which states my parents are Canadian and an Ontario ID Card?

It will not take six months to get a Canadian passport in the United States. It will take 20 business days plus mailing (using a courier will speed it up): times: http://www.passport.gc.ca/info/service.aspx?lang=eng

You can indeed enter Canada as an American citizen without a visa. How easy that is depends, in part, on the answers you give to the border officer’s questions and also depends on the officer, and particularly, how you are traveling. It will be easiest by car / bus / train. Flying could cause problems.

They may let you right in. They may detain you for a while and then let you in after they have lectured you about having proper identification.  It is unlikely that they will not allow you to enter, especially with the Ontario photo ID card, but you should expect at least a lecture, without the passport or citizenship certificate.


My wife’s father has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in Brazil. We both have valid passports. How do we apply for an emergency passport for our 8 month old daughter so he can see her before he dies?

You can get a passport within 24 hours (sometimes less) if you are willing to pay the fees and can demonstrate need (as you can, in this case). You will have to apply at a passport office in person and present evidence either of your father-in-law’s diagnosis or your impending travel. It will cost an additional $110. Photo requirements are slightly relaxed for children of your daughter’s age.


how long it will take for canadian passport if your applying for the first time ?

If you apply in person, it’s about 10 business days. If you apply by mail or at a Service Canada or Canada Post, it’s about 20 business days.


hey my name is pavo and i need some help regarding applying for a passport, it seems i have no id, i have my medicare but it expired 5 months ago i got my birth certificate but thats bout it, i have a flight on december 25 is there anything i can do to get my passport before that time?

If you have your birth certificate that is a start, but you will also need a photo ID. You should apply for a provincial photo ID card if you do not drive.

Then you can apply for a passport and, if you are willing to pay the money, you can get it within 24 hours (sometimes faster).

However, the photo ID card will take a lot longer and I can’t see you getting it before your flight.


I made a minor signature error on the signature of bearer, do I need to get a new passport?

That would depend how “minor” your error was. If you signature still looks like your signature, it might be okay. But if it doesn’t, you could, conceivably have trouble every time someone looks at your passport to compare a signature.


I was born at Quebec, Canada in 1990. I lived there until I was four then I moved to America and obtained the American citizenship. I have lost my birth certification, but I have the Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America. It stated that I was born at Quebec, Quebec, Canada. Currently, I am living in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam and I was wondering if I can apply for my Canadian passport or not? What do I have to do to get my Canadian passport?

You will have to apply for your birth certificate from the province of Quebec. Or, alternatively, you can apply for a citizenship certificate, but that could be more difficult since you don’t have the birth certificate.

Then, with either the birth certificate or the citizenship certificate, you can apply for your Canadian passport.


birth cert has mothers’ last name but uses fathers’ last name for school, work and drivers licence

In order to apply for a passport, you are going to need to show that you are the same person.  So that will require an acceptable photo ID in the name of the birth certificate.


If I had a canadian passport 18 years ago do I apply for a brand new one or do I renew I was a 7 year old child.

There are two forms, and you are not eligible for the “simplified renewal”. So yes, you will have to apply as if you were applying for your first.


Do I need a land location or is a PO box number good enough?

You should have it delivered to a location where you will be able to sign for it as Passport Canada may send it ‘signature required’.


I am a Canadian citizen study in Los Angeles, I am going to Mexico for 3 days with my Canadian passport expires in 2 weeks. Will I be able to allowed to enter Mexico and back to Los Angeles. Thank you!

Though they may let you in, they don’t have to and usually they do not let people in without at least 6 months validity on the passport. It probably depends on the offices you run in to at the border.


child’s passport application

If you are a parent applying for your child’s passport, you must be the custodial parent, if you are separated or divorce and you must submit

  • child’s passport application (http://www.passport.gc.ca/form/pdfs/pptc155.pdf);
  • proof or your child’s citizenship;
  • proof of parentage (i.e. your child’s long-form birth certificate);
  • two passport photos;
  • the fees;
  • a previous passport (if available);
  • all custody documents (if applicable).

Depending on the circumstances you might need to submit other documentation.


what can I do if my passport expired just two weeks ago?

You can still submit the simplified renewal application (along with your expired passport) but you must do it within the year.


my passport was sent back to Quebec after leaving it on a flight coming home to Vancouver …. the airport tells me it would have been sent to Quebec and destroyed.

If you have already reported it lost, you will have to submit the adult passport application form (not the simplified renewal form) and submit all the required documentation and, in addition, you will have to submit this form http://www.passport.gc.ca/form/pdfs/pptc203_eng.pdf. You will also have to pay an additional $45 to pay for the replacement.


To receive a passport same day … Where do I go ?…. I live in Peterborough .. Ontario

There is an office in Whitby but they don’t offer the urgent (24 hour service).  Passport Canada says:

“You may apply for pick-up or express service at the Passport Canada offices in Whitby, Brampton, Calgary South and Richmond, but you will be required to pick up your passport at another location to be confirmed when you submit your application.”

So you will have to travel, or you will have to give consent for someone else to pick it up for you.


I am about to renew my daughters passport. She was 11 at the time of her first passport and now she is 16. Do we complete the form to renew or do we have to treat it as if she is applying for an adult passport for the first time?

She just needs to submit an adult passport application. Submitting the old passport with the application will help avoid delays.


Hi, I just became a Canadian citizen by taking the oath on 22nd Nov 14. They took away my PR card there, and i have to travel to USA this Friday the 28th Nov. I have a valid Indian passport with a valid USA visa to enter the states. But i do not have a Canadian visa/PR card to re-enter Canada. Can i re-enter Canada with my Citizenship Certificate and Landing confirmation document along with other cards such as a valid Drivers License and Health card if i am flying back to Toronto from Newark? Passport Canada says that it takes 48 hrs or more for my citizenship certificate to get validated in the system, so not sure if the data flow would happen in time for me to apply and get the Canadian passport surely by Friday. CBSA says that they will admit me provided Porter airlines agrees to let me aboard at Newark? Can you please suggest the best way forward?

If you absolutely have to travel, I would suggest submitting a passport application to Passport Canada on whatever service you can afford (the faster the better) but making a copy of that application. Bring the copy with you, with the certificate and photo IDs (Indian passport, Canadian driver’s license), and your record of landing.

The copy of the passport application is just a safeguard if you cannot get the passport in time. At least they see you applied.

However, please note that the level of knowledge about the law varies from place to place and job to job. Just because Porter should let you on the plane doesn’t mean they will.


Hi im a permanent resident in canada and am applying for citizenship this month (nov 2014) my philippine passport will expire on april 2015 and was wondering if should i renew my passport to be able to attached and send it along with my other documents or ot doesnt really matter? I was hoping that after sending my application,me and my 21 month old son could visit my family back in the philippines.

You should absolutely renew your passport. You have no idea how long your Canadian citizenship application will take because, if you receive a residence questionnaire, it could double the processing time. You will not be able to get a Canadian passport until your ceremony, so you should absolutely renew your Filipino passport before it expires.


Is it possible to renew my Canadian passport in two days? My current passport expires Jan 8 /15 & I am needed in Zambia this weekend on a mission compound. A main inverter blew & I have been asked to assist them. I would need it Fri aft. Today is an inclement weather day so that leaves me with Wed, Thurs up to Friday afternoon.

Yes, it is absolutely possible. See here: http://www.pptc.gc.ca/info/service.aspx?lang=eng


My 17 year old doesn’t have picture id to get passport what do I do?

If your 17-year-old doesn’t drive, they can still apply for a provincial Photo ID Card. That card can then be used to get their passport.


I just got my canadian citizenship and I have not applied for the canadian passport yet. Is it possible to use my old passport to travel to the United States?

Yes it is, however, depending on what country you are from, you will require additional documentation in order to enter the United States – either a visa or what is known as ESTA, a visa waiver you apply for electronically. Holders of Canadian passports do not normally require either.


I have a Canadian passport. How many months left I need to travel to Italy.

The Canadian Passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of the expected departure from Italy.


I am a Canadian citizen; I have been travelling in and around Africa for some time while studying periodically. My passport has been stolen as crime is quite bad here in South Africa. I intend on returning home however I need a replacement passport. Please advise me the procedure for obtaining a new one? I am not located near any Canadian embassy. Can the application be done via postal services or courier? Thanking you in advance.

You would need to contact the nearest High Commission of Canada Office to report the loss of the passport and to apply for a new passport.

The main office is located in Pretoria. Tel.: 27-12 422 3000 or Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 800-992-773.

Additional offices or consulates are located in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town. If you live closer to a Canadian consulate in another country, you might also want to look into the offices in Maseru in Lesotho, or in Windhoek in Namibia.

You can print off the required application and statutory declaration forms from Passport Canada:

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/form.aspx?lang=eng&region=international


My daughter’s passport expires May 2012. She is travelling to the Dominican Republic in February. Does her passport have to be valid for six months after her departure date? Is the fee for a passport renewal changing in 2012?

Your daughter’s passport is required to be valid for the duration of her stay in the Dominican Republic.

The Canadian Passport fees will increase in 2012. Passport Canada have not confirmed the final prices at this stage as the new e-passport will be released in 2012 (5 and 10 year passport). Please see: http://www.passportcanada.gc.ca/consultations/index.aspx?lang=eng for further information regarding the new passport fees.


How do I renew my 13 year old son’s passport?

Please visit Passport Canada for a step-by-step guide: http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/16-.aspx?lang=eng&region=Canada

Please note you are required to complete a children’s application under 16 years: PPTC 155


Fee for passport renewal please?

The current Passport Canada fees for an adult passport are: $87 (24 pages) or $92 (48 pages).

The additional processing fee depends on the service you require is: Urgent (24 hours – $70), Express (2-9 Business days – $30) or Regular (10 business days – $10).


I am a Canadian now living in Scotland UK I have a visa but as I travel back to Canada every year to visit my mother I need my passport as well, as I travel in April I just realised my passport expires April 13th 2012 which would be the time that I book how can I get a new one or is there a leeway date. Thanking you for your assistance.

You would need to contact the Honorary Consul of Canada located in Edinburgh for assistance in applying for a new passport. Tel.: 44 (0) 7702 359-916

Or you can contact the High Commission located in London: Tel.: 44 (20) 7258-6600

You would be able to apply for your new passport any time prior to travel.


I will be travelling around the globe for about 2 years. 1) How will I go about renewing my Canadian passport while abroad? 2) Do I use the form PPTC 040 (Canadians living abroad)? 3) The form above pptc 040 asks for a guarantor, what if I don’t have one?? Will this affect the processing time? 4) What’s the average processing time for renewing abroad? Is there an expedited processing?

You will need to contact the Government of Canada Office in the country you are looking to renew the passport.

You will be required to submit application form PPTC 040 You are required to have a guarantor sign the application form and one passport photos. This person needs to have known you personally for at least two years. If you do not know anybody you will need to complete form PPT132, ‘statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor? (which must be signed before a Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public).

When the application is ready to submit you will need to contact the nearest Passport issuing office in the country where you will visiting. The average processing time is 15 business days.

Alternatively, you can renew your passport before you go abroad, as it is good for five years.


I recently applied for a new passport. My old one had 4 months left until it expired, but I wanted to get a new one with the full term on it. When I applied in person, the agent snipped the corner of the current passport and returned it to me. Now, I have to make a business trip to the New York, and haven’t received my new passport yet. Can I use the old one with the snipped corner?

Once you have applied for a new passport the old passport (even if it is still valid) will be void. To show this the Passport Canada office will cut the corner. You will not able to travel until the new passport is issued. You must wait to receive your passport to travel. If you are traveling by car, you can use an enhanced Driver’s License (provided you have) to cross at the border instead of a passport.


Do I need a guarantor for my child’s Canadian passport application?

Yes you do require a guarantor. This person must have personally known you (parent or legal guardian) personally for at least 2 year and have knowledge of the child.

Please note the parent or legal guardian applying for a passport for the child cannot act as a guarantor.


My Canadian passport has expired since 15 years ago can I apply for a new one? I live outside Canada tks

You can apply for a new Canadian Passport by submitting an Adult aged 16 years and over application. Please visit Passport Canada for a step-by-step guide: http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/form.aspx?lang=eng&region=international

Or contact the Canadian Embassy located in your country.


My daughter is 3 years Old, having a Canadian Passport that just expired. I submitted an express application for her at Montreal. Does she need to be present for me to collect her Passport?

Your daughter does not need to be present when you pick up the passport.


I have lost my Canadian passport. I have an old Canadian Passport that expired less than 1 year ago. Can I still fill out a simplified passport application, or do I require a guarantor and the standard application form?

If you have lost your current passport this needs to be reported to Passport Canada. Once this has been reported lost you would then have to reapply using the standard application and a statutory declaration.


How do I get a passport if I lost my birth certificate?

To get a passport proof of citizenship is required. That means that if you were born in Canada you are required to provide your birth certificate when applying for your passport. You would need to contact the Vital Statistics office of the province where you were born to request a duplicate.


We are travelling to St Lucia on Canadian Passports set to expire 26 days after our scheduled date of return to Canada which we understood was acceptable however have just been advised we may be denied entry to some countries due to the minimal time to expiry. Can you advise?

Canadian traveling to Saint Lucia requires a valid Canadian passport, and it must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your expected return to Canada. You can request an urgent (24 hours) or Express (2-9 business days) renewal Canadian passport. Please visit your nearest Passport Canada location.


If I’m applying for a passport can I scan/ photocopy the document then send it in or do I need to send the original copy? Also if the name on my birth certificate my name is not the same as all other id I have how do I go about applying is there a form?

You are required to provide the original proof of citizenship, however photocopies of your supporting I.D is acceptable. You must photocopy both sides of the document, and your guarantor must sign and date all of the photocopies to indicate that he or she has seen the originals. Please note all original documents will be sent back to you with your new passport.

You would need to provide documents to explain the difference in name between the birth certificate and I.D, for example a legal change of name document.


Hi I need to renew my passport. I am currently leaving in Finland and I want to go in person to the Canadian embassy in Helsinki. Can you please tell me what exactly I have to do, and bring with me to the embassy? Thank you…. and also renew my Citizenship card because it is damaged?

You are required to complete an Adult aged over 16 years to apply for a new passport: PPTC 040 Your passport application must be submitted with proof of Canadian citizenship for example; birth certificate), and at least one document to support your I.D and the name to appear in the passport, for example provincial driver’s license. Two passport sized photos and the required fees will need to be paid when you submit the application. It is recommended you contact the Embassy of Canada located in Finland before visiting the office and to request a new Citizenship Card.

Tel.: 358 (9) 228-530


I would like to apply for a Canadian passport under my maiden name, but I am wondering about the signature box. Do I sign using the name I want to appear on the passport, or do I sign with my married name?

You are required to sign with your married name. Please note the signature must not exceed the inner limits of the signature box.


My passport renewal application and ID: Birth Certificate has been lost in the mail. I am a USA resident and a Canadian Citizen. I planned to go home for Christmas and was wondering if there was anyway to obtain a passport without a birth certificate (I have a copy and my parents can verify it) or any way to expedite the process? Thank you

To apply for a passport you are required to provide an original birth certificate. You would need to reapply for your birth certificate.

You would need to contact the provincial or territorial ministry that is responsible for issuing your birth certificate, for example; Ontario.

For more information contact Service Canada: Toll-Free: 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232


We live in Red Deer, Alberta and are travelling to Hawaii on Friday, November 25th. Our daughter (age 27) has lost her passport, but would like to come with us. Today is Monday, November 21st. Is it still possible for her to get a new (or temporary) passport in time, if she applies in Calgary?

Your daughter would be able to apply for an urgent passport at your local Passport Canada office in Calgary. She would need to provide proof of urgency, and report the loss of the passport to Passport Canada: Toll free: 1-800-567-6868

Does a marijuana possession charge of less than 30 grams prohibit getting a passport? This happened 3 yrs ago and I learned my lesson.

You can request a Canadian Passport, however depending on the circumstances around your case Passport Canada may refuse the travel document.


Does a new infant of 6 months born in Canada need a passport to Jamaica, Barbados or El Salvador

All persons require a valid passport to travel. Please note Canadian Passport holders traveling to El Salvador must have a valid passport for at least six months beyond the date of departure.


My passport expires on Feb 26/12. We are travelling to Cuba on Feb 25/12. Should I wait till 2012 for the 10 year passport or renew now for the 5 year passport? What is the cost of the 5 year or 10 year passport if applied for in January 2012?

It is recommended you renew your passport very soon. Please note regular processing is 20 business days (not including delivery time). The new e-passport (5 or 10 year passport) will be issued in 2012, but Passport Canada has not confirmed the date this will available or the cost.


I need to apply renewal of my working permit in Israel that will be expired by March 2012. The Israeli Government requires a passport with 2 years’ validity before they proceed. My Canadian passport will be expired by March 2013, but I can’t renew it before March 2012 due to the “within 12 months” criteria with a current passport. So is there any flexibility in the “within 12 months” rule in my case?

You are correct to say your passport must have less than 12 months validity remaining before you can reapply. Passport Canada is prepared to review this on a case-by case basis, but you would need to contact them direct on: Toll free: 1-800-567-6868.


Hi! I live in Ontario and I totally forgot about my passport and it has been I think 16 years since my Passport expired. How much would I have to pay to renew one? I know it is going to be a lot?

The current fee for an adult aged 16 years or over is $87 (24 pages) or $92 (48 pages)


Does an adult Down Syndrome Individual require a passport to go to Orlando Florida from Sudbury Ontario? I was hoping she could obtain a passport within 3 weeks as other family members are scheduled to be there in time? How much is it to expedite a passport if one would be required for her?

All persons wishing to travel require a valid passport. To request an expedited passport you would need to apply at any Passport Canada office. Urgent (24 hours/ C$70 + passport fee), Express (2-9 business days/ C$30 + passport fee) or regular (10 business days/ C$10 + passport fee).


I am Citizen of Canada but now I am in Iran, would you please let me know may I apply to renew my Passport 1-2 months before the expiry date of my passport.

You would need to contact the Embassy of Canada located on Tehran: Tel.: 98 (21) 8152-0000


I am planning to go to the Philippines for 5 days on 2011.11.29. My passport expires on 2012.04.22. Will I still be able to travel to Cebu? If not, how can I get my passport renewed ASAP? I am currently living in Korea. Thank you so much!!

As a Canadian Passport holder visiting Cebu (Philippines) your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry into the country. To apply for a new passport you can request urgent (24 hours), Express (2-9 business days) or regular processing. You can either apply in person at a Passport Canada office or visit www.passportcanada.gc.ca


My mum is a Canadian citizen and is currently in the US. Her passport has expired but she needs to come back into Canada right away. What does she need to do, as she can’t wait for the 3 to 4 week processing time for a new passport?

Your mum would need to contact the nearest Canadian government office in the US, or call Passport Canada: Toll free: 1-800-567-6868 or Outside Canada and the United States: 819-997-8338.


How do I expedite passports for my family now to be able to travel at Christmas time? I am in Hamilton, Ont. and can get to the passport office but what is the cost to obtain the passports quickly. I have an elderly father that is ill will cancer that I would like to visit asap. Thank you.

You can request either urgent (24 hours/ C$70 + passport fee), Express (2-9 business days/ C$30 + passport fee) or regular (10 business days/ C$10 + passport fee) processing at the Passport Canada office location Hamilton.
http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/section6.aspx?lang=eng&region=Canada


If I’m applying for a new passport under my married name, do I have to submit my old passport with my maiden name on it?

If your passport is still valid when you apply, you must submit it. You must submit your marriage certificate along with the application.


Is a signature required on the photos by a guarantor? One statement says no signature

If you are applying using the standard ?Adult aged 16 years and over?, you require a guarantor to sign one of the photos and write, “I certify this to be a true likeness of (either your name or your child’s name)”. If you are applying using the ‘simplified Renewal Process?, then no guarantor declaration is necessary.


My passport expires Jan 15/2012. And I have already booked my ticket for Nov 19/2011 (in 2 days). And when I went to get Indian tourist visa, they said I would not be allowed to apply, the reason being the passport expiring in 2 months. it is a family urgency and I have to go, the ticket was booked yesterday. Any suggestions?

In order to get an Indian visa you are required to have at least 6 months validity on your passport. You can request an urgent Passport (24 hours) from any Passport Canada location.


I have a valid Canadian passport with an expiry date of 2012 01 04. I am planning to travel to Thailand possibly the end of Jan. or in February. I am just now filing for a renewal on my passport but I understand that Thailand requires that the passport be valid 6 months prior to travel to this country. Does this mean that I cannot go or is this “renewed” passport OK?

You are required to have at least 6 months validity on your passport to travel to Thailand. As you are in the process of renewing you will have a new passport in time for travel, which will be valid for 5 years. Please note you are required to obtain a visa to travel to Thailand (this cannot be issued until the new passport has been issued)


Does an existing passport have to be changed to one’s married name to travel by car to the United States for a short term stay?

If you have changed the name on your other identification documents, your passport should reflect the same name. If the documents do not match you may experience some delay on the border. It would be best to take a copy of your marriage certificate in case you are asked to present by Border Services Agency.


Can a relative drop off and pick up a Canadian passport application?

The following can submit your passport application if either your:

? Parent
? Child (aged over 16 years)
? Parent’s spouse or common-law partner
? Child’s spouse or common-law partner
? Spouse or common-law partner

IIdentification must be provided by your family member. Also if they do not reside with you, a written letter will need to be signed by you authorizing they can submit your passport application. Please note the relative can only submit the application for standard processing.


I need to renew my passport, but also need to have it for travel while it is in the renewal process

You cannot travel without a valid passport. To renew your passport you can request urgent processing (24 hours) at any Passport Canada location.


I just discovered that I might have lost my passport at Pearson Airport on October 11th. How would I find out if the passport office has it?

Please contact Pearson Airport on (416) 776-9892. If the passport has not been found you would need to report the loss of the passport to Passport Canada: Toll free: 1-800-567-6868.


My passport expires in Jan and I have to renew it. I’m still travelling to the Unites States when I apply for my new passport do I have to submit my old one and how much is it to renew a Canadian passport?

You need to submit your current passport, however to make the process easier use the Simplified Renewal Application. If you submit the application at any Passport Canada office you could request the Urgent (24hrs), Express (2-9 business days) or the standard service (20 business days)


I need to renew my passport for travel to the Caribbean on December 26, 2011 until January 5, 2012. I am also traveling to the US on November 17, returning to Canada on November 28. Can I submit my passport renewal application before traveling to the US, and still keep and use my passport for my US trip? If I can’t do that will I be able to apply and receive a new one in time for my Caribbean trip. I will be able to apply on November 29.

You would need to apply for a new passport on your return from the US on 28th November. You can apply for a new passport at any Passport Canada location and request either the urgent (24hours) or Express (2-9 business days) processing. If you go for the standard processing it takes 20 business days (not including delivery).


We have lost a Canadian passport; I am in Phoenix and flying back to Canada on Thursday evening. Is there a quick fix for this problem?

You would need to report the loss of the passport to the Consulate General of Canada located in Los Angeles: Tel.: (213) 346-2700/ Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993.

You are required to report the loss to the local police.

You will be given further instructions on returning back to Canada on Thursday.


Do I need a passport to travel by air from Toronto to Victoria BC.

You are required to present one piece of government issued ID with photo, which includes your name, date of birth and gender.


A Canadian friend of mine has lost her passport while in the US and only has a copy of her expired passport. What steps does she need to take? Will she be able to re-enter Canada?

Your friend would need to contact the nearest Canadian Embassy located in the US and the local police: http://www.voyage.gc.ca/contact/offices-list_liste-bureaux-eng.asp

Or contact Passport Canada: 819-997-8338 / 1-800-394-3472

You will be given instructions on how to return to Canada.


Hi, I have a double nationality. I carry both Egyptian and Canadian citizenships. I came into Cairo about a year ago, getting out of Canada using my Canadian passport and into Cairo using my Egyptian one. I have an abusive parent who stole my papers and fled Egypt to another country. I could not press charges. I know my passport number. It was issued out of NS Halifax. I am stuck I need help with this problem please.

It is recommended you contact the ?Embassy of Canada? located on Cairo.

Address: 26 Kamel El Shenawy Street, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt.
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1667, Cairo, Egypt,
Tel.: 20 (2) 2791-8700 or 613-996-8885
E-Mail: cairo-cs@international.gc.ca
Internet: http://www.egypt.gc.ca


Can my husband take 4 short passport forms with our current passports to the Hamilton office (his, mine and our 2 adult children in university)? If so, can he pay for all 4 with his MasterCard?

Your husband can submit all 4 passport applications in any Passport Canada location, as long as he meets the following criteria:

? Shows ID
? Aged 16 years and over
? Is either your parent, spouse or common-law partner

Please note if your children are now registered at a university address (or not living with you and your husband), then they will need to provide a written statement signed authorizing your husband to submit their passport application.


Lost passport but subsequently found in the hotel I was staying at. Never reported it lost. I am afraid of identity theft. Can a temporary freeze be put on it?

Please contact the nearest Government of Canada office abroad to report the situation, or contact Passport Canada: Toll free: 1-800-567-6868


I had mis-spelt something in my passport application so I scribbled it out and put my initials by it and wrote the answer beside it. Will my passport application be rejected because of this?

To avoid rejection, it is strongly recommended you complete a new application. Please refer to this list of common errors and how to avoid them PDF * (159 KB).


If my granddaughter has a previous birth certificate does she need the long form to get her passport? My son and her mother are not together

To avoid processing delays or the possible rejection of your application, it is recommended you provide a birth certificate that shows the name(s) of the child’s parent(s) ? (long form birth certificate).

Please note if the parents are no longer together legal documents that refer to custody of your granddaughter will be required, for example divorce papers or joint custody provision. Either parent can apply for the passport, but both parents must sign the application form.


What crimes are grounds for inadmissibility into the United States through a land port of entry if I am a Canadian citizen travelling with my United States citizen fianc‚?

If you have a criminal record, no matter the severity or the date of the offence, you may be refused entry to the United States. It is recommended you contact U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services for more information prior to travel: 1-800-375-5283


Do I need a Birth Certificate to obtain a passport; or will a SIN card suffice? My parents, many years ago, laminated my birth certificate, will they accept it still?

You are required to submit your birth certificate to obtain a passport.

A laminated birth certificate, which indicates that the document is “void”, will not be accepted. Only documents entitled “Birth Certificate” or “Certificate of Birth” issued by a provincial/territorial authority in Canada are accepted.

Birth certificates are available from the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the province or territory of your birth. For more information on how to obtain a birth certificate, contact your Canadian vital statistics office.


I have an 18, 17 and 14 year old. As the parent do I sign the 17 and 14 year old passport?

Both your 17 and 18 year old children will need to complete the adult application form, and sign their own form.

For the child aged 14, they require the child’s application (aged under 16 years). Each legal parent or guardian needs to sign this application form.


My son is 3 years he is Canadian and i have a dubai passport and we are staying in Dubai can i apply for Canadian passport?

Please contact the Consulate of Canada ? Dubai to apply:

Address: Bank Street Building, Suite 701, Khalid bin Al Waleed Street, Bur Dubai, United Arab Emirates Postal Address: P.O. Box 52472, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates

Tel.: 971 (4) 314-5555
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 800-014-0145
Fax: 971 (4) 314-5556/5557
E-Mail: dubai@international.gc.ca


Can we extend the validity of a Canadian Passport?

You cannot extend the validity of your passport; you would need to submit a new application


I am going to Aruba on November 20 returning November 27; my current passport expires in either Feb or March 2012. Some documentation I received from the travel agent states that the passport has to be valid for six months after the date of travel, is this case for travel to Aruba from Canada?

For your travel to Aruba you require a passport that is valid upon entry and for the duration of your stay


I am here in San Francisco my passport expires in July 2011.i will be traveling in Feb. 7 -for 3 weeks do I have to renew my passport and when?

You will need to have a valid passport prior to traveling. You can apply using the ‘simplified Renewal? Process. The standard processing time is 20 business days (not including delivery time).


I currently have a passport which will expire in 2012. If I complete the passport renewal form and appear in person at a government office, how long will it take to obtain a new passport?

The standard processing time is 10business days. If you require the passport sooner than 10 business days, you could request the Urgent (24 hours) or Express Service (2-9 business days). To request the quicker service you will be required to provide proof of urgency (for example; a travel ticket).


My Canadian Passport was stolen while was here in Las Vegas. Can I fly back into Canada without one? Can I use an alternate form of ID? If not, what can I do to get back into Canada?

You are required to report the theft to the nearest Government of Canada Office located in Los Angeles

Tel.: (213) 346-2700

Emergency toll-free to Ottawa:

11-888-949-9993 You will also be required to report the theft to the local police.


Hi Recently I got my Canadian Citizenship card and applied for my Canadian passport but it has not come yet. Urgently I need to go out of the country and I want to know whether I can used my valid Sri Lankan passport to go out and come back until I get my passport.

Yes you can use your Sri Lankan Passport to travel. You will be required to present your Canadian Citizenship Card when you return back into Canada.

Depending on the country you are traveling to, it is recommended you check on the entry and exit requirements for a Sri Lankan passport.


My passport has expired and I have a business trip to Florida in less than 2 weeks. I have a First Nations Native Status card, but we will be flying. Do I still need a passport? If so what is the quickest way for me to renew it? I am in Montreal, QC.

You are required to renew your Canadian Passport prior to travel. To request urgent (24 hours) or express (2-9 business days) processing you will need to visit you?re nearest Passport Canada office.


My passport expires on Mar 22, 2012. I am planning to take a Carribean cruise from US in January. The cruise will visit Mexico, Jamaica. Can I travel with my current passport?

A valid Canadian Passport is required for your trip to enter and exit Mexico and Jamaica. An onward or return ticket and proof of sufficient funds is also required.


My Canadian passport expires on Dec 18 2011, I want to travel to India on Nov 2 2011, from Toronto and coming back to Toronto on Nov 17 2011, I have O C I (life long multple journey visa) to travel to India. Is my Canadian passport valid for this trip?

You are required to have a valid Canadian Passport for at least six months beyond your expected departure from India.

To apply for a new passport you can request urgent (24 hours) or express (2-9 business days) processing. To do this you would need to visit your nearest Passport Canada office.


My passport expires May 24th, 2012. I have booked a trip on May 8th to Switzerland. How far ahead should I renew my passport?

The passport should be valid for at least the expected duration of your stay in Switzerland. If it is due to expire you can apply for a new passport using the ‘simplified Renewal Application?. The standard time for processing is 20 business days (not including delivery time).


We had our passports stolen in Costa Rica. We reported them stolen and received emergency travel passports to get out of Costa Rica and back home. These were surrendered at the Toronto airport. Now I am applying for a new passport. The form I have says I cannot use it if I cannot send in my old passport with this form. So, what form do I need? Where do I get it? Thanks you.

You would need to complete a ‘statutory declaration concerning your lost Canadian Passport ? PPTC 203


My son is 19 years old and is in the USA currently visiting his Dad. His Canadian passport expired and he wants? to come home next month. How does he renew his passport and can he do the simplified renewal or does he have to do the complete form, since he is now 19 years old and I (his MoM) applied previous as he was a minor when it was issued. How does he apply from the USA?

Your son would not qualify for the Simplified Renewal Process, as he must have been at least 16 years of age at the time of his previous application.

Please visit Passport Canada for a step-by-step guide: http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/form.aspx?lang=eng&region=USA

It is recommended you send the completed application by courier to Passport Canada in Gatineau, Quebec.

For more assistance contact the nearest Government of Canada office located in the US.


My son is 15and has recently been charged. He has not been to court yet. We have planned a trip to the USA; will he be able to cross the border from Canada into the USA?

If you have a criminal record, no matter the severity or the date of the offence, you may be refused entry to the United States. It is recommended you contact the embassy of the United States of America or contact one of the USCIS ports of entry by telephone to discuss your individual case (National Customer Service Line 1-800-375-528).


Why can’t I use the Simplified renewal form for my 12 yr old

With any passport application for a child under 16 years, Passport Canada must verify the custody of the child. This is to protect the child from international abductions. The Simplified Renewal application does not allow full security checks for children.


I am a Canadian citizen with a valid passport that will expire January 31st 2012. Will I have any problems traveling to the UK on business for a week in November (as it will be within 6 mos of expiry)?

A valid passport is required for at least the expected duration of your trip. You will be required to demonstrate you have enough funds to support your trip and you have onward travel plans.

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My Canadian passport expires March 11 2012 when does it have to be renewed

You can apply for your new passport anytime now using the ‘simplified Renewal Process?. Please note if you apply prior to March 11th, the unused validity period on your old passport will not be transferred to your new passport.


My dog chewed the corner of my pass passport and I am going to Vegas in three weeks with some friends. You can still read everything. Do I need to get a new one?

IIt is recommended you replace your passport as you may experience delays at the border crossing.


I want to go to from BC – WA with my friends for a couple hours (I’m 17) but my passport expired three months ago. Will I still be able to cross the border?

If you are traveling by air you are required to have a valid passport.

If you are traveling by land or water you require either, a valid passport, a Nexus Card, a FAST Card or enhanced driver’s licence (ELD) or enhanced identification card (EIC).

To renew your passport please contact Passport Canada: http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/index.aspx


We need to renew our passports. My son turns 16 in January. Can he apply for an adult passport or does he need to wait until his birthday?

You can apply for your son’s passport using the child application (for age under 16). Your son will receive a full validity passport for five years. When you son turns 16 in January he will not need to change his passport again. Please note a passport issued to a child has the same format and validity as a passport issued to an adult.


I’m living in New Caledonia (1000 miles east of Australia) and my passport expires in Apr. It is unlikely that I will be back in Canada before then. To renew it is it better to send my application and passport to the Canadian embassy in Australia or back to Canada? My concern is the length of time I will be without a passport because I do travel a fair bit and living in a foreign country it is not good to be without it. Thanks

It is recommended you contact either the High Commission of Canada in Canberra: Tel.: 61 (2) 6270-4000 or Consulate General of Canada in Sydney: Tel: Tel.: 61 (2) 9364-3000. You would need to send your application in Australia, no applications sent from outside Canada/ US will be accepted.


How do I report my passport lost, what does it cost and what is the process to get a new passport if one is lost

If you are located in Canada you need to contact Passport Canada (1-800-567-6868) to report the circumstances of the loss.

If you are outside Canada you need to report the loss to your nearest Government of Canada office abroad.

To request a new Passport you are required to complete the Adult General Passport Application form for 16 years of age and over, and to submit a ‘statutory Declaration Form – PPTC 203?.

Please contact Passport Canada for more information.


Hello my daughter’s passport expires Jan 9/2012. She was 15 when she obtained same. I thought I completed an adult passport at that time in 2007-would that be correct and then she can renew her passport or was she a child then and then have to complete adult application now?

To qualify for the ‘simplified Renewal Process? your daughter must have been at least 16 years of age at the time of her previous application. As she was 15 years of age at the time of applying for her last passport, she would now need to apply for an adult passport using form ?PPTC 153? – (Adult General Passport Application for Canadians aged 16 years and over).


I am now living in HK. Found that my Canadian Passport expired for 1.5 years, May I know which form should I complete for the passport renewal?

You require application form PPTC 040 (Adult Passport Application for Canadian 16 years of age or over (abroad) Consulate General of Canada ? Hong Kong: Tel.: 85 (2) 3719 4700


I am a US citizen since 1998. I was born in Canada and have decided I want a Canadian passport again, in addition to my US passport. Passport Canada says I must submit “a valid Canadian passport or other travel document issued during the past five years”. Does that mean I must submit my US passport with my application, or do they mean ONLY Canadian travel documents?

You only require Canadian travel documents. Any travel document issued in the last five (5) years must be submitted


As a grandparent can I get a passport for our granddaughters at the same time we are renewing our daughters.

If you are submitting in person (as a Passport Canada location) you would not be able to get a passport for your granddaughter. The only persons permitted to submit a child who is under 16 years of age are;

One of the child’s parents

Custodial parent in the case of separation or divorce or

Legal guardian (proof of legal guardianship must be provided)

IIf you are sending by mail/ courier you can apply for both your daughter and granddaughter in the same envelope.


My passport expires on Dec 27, 2011 and I will be going to a wedding in November, leaving Friday November 10 and returning November 14. Will I require a new passport?

If you are traveling to the United States you do not require a new passport. If you are not traveling to the US, you will need to check what the entry and exit requirements are for the relevant country.

For example some countries require at least three or six month’s validity on the passport beyond the date of your expected departure.


How long does it take to renew Canadian passport

The average standard processing time is 20 business days (not including delivery time). You can request urgent (24 hours) and express (2-9 business) processing at the time of submitting the application. To do this you require proof of urgency, for example a travel ticket.


I had reported my passport lost a few months ago but now have found it. I have filled out the declaration and had it signed. I have my new application for my passport all filled out can I send all this documentation in the mail or do I need to bring it to a service location?

As you have found the passport, it must be returned to Passport Canada with a letter describing how it was found. Please send the found passport and application either by registered mail or courier. You can also go in person to a Passport Canada office.


My children who are 18 and 20 now, need to renew their passports but do not qualify to apply using the simplified form. What form shall I use? Also, mine expires Dec.1. If I apply now in person, are they going to take my old passport and if so then, I cannot travel outside Canada until I received the new passport which will take for days? Or weeks?

Your children would need to apply using the ?Adult General Passport Application for Canadians over 16 years of age? PPTC 153

As your passport expires 01st December, you would qualify to use the ‘simplified Renewal Application? process.

If you apply now the average processing time is 20 business days (not including delivery time). You can request urgent (24 hours) or express (2-9 business days) processing if you are able to apply direct at a Passport Canada Office. Please note you would require proof of urgency to qualify for urgent and express processing.

When you apply for a new passport your old passport will be invalid. You will need to wait for the issuance of the new passport before you can travel.


Do I need passport to travel within Canada?

A passport is not required to travel within Canada. It is recommended you check with individual airlines on what Identification is required.


How can I replace my lost birth certificate and lost expired passport from Crete Greece?

As your birth certificate and passport are lost you are required to report this to your nearest Government of Canada Office located in Athens:

Tel.: 30 (210) 727-3400

More instructions will be given on how to process further. Please note for emergency information please call: 613-996-8885


Hello, can you please provide me office hours to submit application for new passport in Windsor passport office.

The address for Passport Canada Office located in Windsor, Ontario is:

CIBC Building
100 Ouellette Avenue, Suite 503

Mon?Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Toll free: 1-800-567-6868


I live and work in the USA (NYC) and need to renew my passport. Do I use my New York information or do I have to have a Canadian resident address.

If you are permanently located in NYC, please provide your address (under address of permanent resident) Please note under Section 7, you are required to provide address details if it has changed in the last 2 years. For more information please contact: Consulate General of Canada ? New York: Tel.: (212) 596-1759


I have my Ontario birth certificate what other forms of ID is required to get a passport?

You are required to provide one supporting ID which must be valid, and must be issued by a federal, provincial state or municipal authority. The ID must have your name and signature for example; Driver’s licence, provincial health card or valid Canadian Passport or Canadian Passport expired for a period of less than one year.


I live in Field Ontario where can I go to a passport office in north bay or Sudbury and get help to fill it out and will I get it quicker my son wants me to go with him to china the middle of November he will be getting married their I am 67 yrs old and have no record or anything so do you think I will get one in time. Thank you for your help.

To process your passport application in person you are required to do this at a Passport Canada Location. Your nearest branch is in Mississauga or Toronto. Standard processing is 20 business days (not including delivery time) If you are able to travel to either Mississauga or Toronto you can request Urgent processing (24hrs) or Express processing (2-9 business days).


Canada citizen, I am living in U.A.E., I wanted to know the renewal passport process abroad

You will need to contact the Embassy of Canada located in either Abu Dhabi or Dubai to process your application:

United Arab Emirates ? Abu Dhabi: Tel.: 971 (2) 694-0300

United Arab Emirates ? Dubai: Tel.: 971 (4) 314-5555

Or contact Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 800-014-0145


Hello I just found out I have to travel to Colorado next Wednesday, but my Canadian passport is long expired. May I travel using my expired passport, birth certificate and current driver’s license or is there a chance of renewing my passport prior to leaving?

If you are traveling by land or water an enhanced driver’s license/ or enhanced provincial ID is accepted at the border. If you are flying a valid passport is required. You can request an urgent passport direct at a Passport Canada location (24 hours processing). Proof of travel will be required to prove the reason of urgency.


Does a Canadian passport holder need a visa to enter Spain?

A valid passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. A visa is not required for your stay up to 90 days within a six month period. Please note you are required to provide proof of sufficient funds for the duration of your stay and have an onward travel ticket.

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I will be travelling to either Cuba or Mexico by the end of December 2011 and my passport expires in March 2012, do I need to renew it before I travel?

To travel to Mexico you only require a valid passport to enter and exit. For travel to Cuba a valid passport is valid for at least one month beyond the date of your expected departure.


Hi there. I am a Canadian citizen and am trying to apply for my British passport as my dad was born in the UK. I am wondering if it is possible to hold a Canadian passport and a British passport and have both be valid.

Yes you can hold both citizenships and may carry both British and Canadian passports. Canada and the UK accept dual nationality.


Expedited passport offices in Ontario

Please follow the link to show the Passport Canada office locations in Ontario: http://www.ppt.gc.ca/service/offices.aspx?lang=eng&province=ON&graph=on&chkPPTC=on


I am flying to London, England on the 22nd of October, from there I am flying to Venice Italy on the 25th and returning to London on the 27th. My Passport is valid until January 26, 2012. The Italian embassy requires an individual traveling to Italy to have a passport valid for at least 3 months beyond the length of stay. Would I qualify for an urgent passport service as I leave in less than 10 business days to receive the express passport service?

It is recommended you renew your passport prior to travel. You can request the urgent processing (24 hours) if you submit your application at a Passport Canada Location. You are required to provide proof of urgency (for example; present your flight ticket). To make the process easier you can use the ‘simplified Renewal Application? form.

As you are short by one-day of the 3-month deadline please contact Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada to confirm if it is essential to renew the passport prior to travel.

Telephone: 1-800-267-6788


Can I have 2 Canadian passports? I’m traveling around the world and have to send my passport for visa’s, which will leave me without my passport for 60 days. Can I get a second passport to use during this period? I also have a Nexus card. Can I fly to US from Canada using only my nexus card, without my passport? Part of this site says it’s not advisable while other parts say the Nexus is sufficient. Thanks

You cannot have 2 Canadian Passports. When you apply for a new passport your old passport, if valid is ?void?. As a Canadian Citizen traveling by air to the US you must present either a valid passport or a Nexus Card when used at kiosks in participating airports.

NEXUS is offered at the following airports:

? Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport
? Montr‚al-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
? Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport*
? Toronto Pearson International Airport
? Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
? Calgary International Airport
? Edmonton International Airport
? Vancouver International Airport


I am traveling to Mexico Oct 23 for one week. My passport expires on Dec 2011 ….am I ok or do I need to renew early? Thank you so much!

Canadian Citizens are required to show a valid passport to enter and exit Mexico. Please note if you have a criminal record you could be refused entry. If this applies you would need to contact the Embassy of Mexico in Ottawa prior to travel: Toll-free: 001-800-514-0129


I have recently been hired as an international consultant; however I am not told what country I will be going to. My passport expires in 5 months & my employer insists that I renew my passport as many countries will not issue a VISA to someone whose passport expires in less than 6 months. Am I able to obtain an urgent passport renewal even though I do not have specific proof of travel? Could I go & receive my new passport in the same day?

You can apply for an urgent passport (24 hours) at a Passport Canada Location. To provide proof of urgency you would require a letter from your employee saying you need an urgent passport for forthcoming travel. To confirm your nearest location and to check on the reason for urgency please call Passport Canada: Toll free: 1-800-567-6868


My passport expires April 20, 2012. I am going to New Zealand and Perth Australia from November 2, 2011 and returning December 14, 2011. Is this passport expiry going to be ok to get into and out or these countries or do I need a new passport?

A valid Canadian Passport is required for Canadian traveling to New Zealand. The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. You must also be in possession of a return or onward airline ticket, a visa for the next destination (Australia), and proof of sufficient funds (NZ$1,000 per person per month).

For your trip to Australia the passport must be valid. You need to be in possession of a visa or an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)

For detailed information on the ETA, visit the Web site of the Australian Electronic Travel Authority.


I just submitted my renewal for my Canadian Passport; it does not expire until January. My Nexus card does not expire for another year. While I am waiting for my renewed passport to be returned (my old one is now marked VOID), can I use my Nexus card to travel by land to the U.S.?

Yes you will be able to travel by land using your valid Nexus card.


Does the passport number stay the same every time you renew? Does it stay the same from the child passport to the adult passport?

With every new passport application a new passport number is issued. You do not keep the same passport number from child to adult.


I will be travelling to the United States on Wednesday, and it just became apparent that my passport has been stolen from my car. Is there any type of supplementary document that can be issued as a temporary fix?

If you are traveling by air a valid passport is required.

If you are traveling by land or water an enhanced driver’s licence (EDL), a Nexus or Fast Card is accepted.

As the passport is lost you are required to report this to Passport Canada: Toll free: 1-800-567-6868


My dog chewed my passport and i have a flight later this week on Thursday…what is my best option at this point? Will they allow me on the plane with a chewed passport or can I apply for a very fast process?

If the passport is unreadable it is strongly recommended you apply for a new passport. To apply for an emergency passport (24 hours), you would need to apply in person at a Passport Canada Office. Please note as the passport is damaged you could face significant delays or be denied entry at border crossings, or be denied boarding on flights.


My uncle has mental illness and has lost all of his ID? He has also lost his expired passport. How do we go about getting his ID’s and passport so that he can travel? His sisters live across the country and are all willing to take care of him for periods of time but he is not able to travel without ID. He also does not have any medical coverage. I am not even sure how we are going to get that for him. He is a Canadian citizen and has lived in Canada since 1974. At the moment he lives in Toronto.

To apply for a new passport for your uncle he will require;

To apply for a Canadian Passport you require your uncle’s birth certificate and you would need to complete a statutory declaration form.

Please contact Passport Canada for more information.

Regarding all missing ID (and birth certificate if applicable) please contact Service Canada:
Toll-Free: 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)


My passport will be expired in Nov 21/2011. Can I still use it if I planned to go to USA early Nov 2011 for 5 days? If I renew my passport now, can I still keep my passport to go to USA until a new one issued to me?

For your travel to the US you can travel with your current passport as long as it is valid for the duration of your trip. If you wish to renew your passport prior to travel this can be done, but you cannot travel until the new passport is issued. You can request the urgent (24 hours) or express service (2-9 days) if you submit your application at a Passport Canada location.


Hi I am getting passports for my two sons. I’m the applier and I have a guarantor. Does the guarantor need a valid passport and how long must they have had it for?

The guarantor must know your son(s) (parent applying for the child’s passport) personally for at least two years and have knowledge of the child. They must also meet the requirements listed in the following pages: http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/section2.aspx?lang=eng&region=Canada


I am a Canadian citizen born in Calgary, Alberta. But I live in Hong Kong right now. I lost my birth certificate to apply a new passport. Can your company document help me to apply the passport, please?

Please contact the Consulate General of Canada (China ? Hong Kong) for further assistance:

Address: 13th Floor, One Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central Hong Kong SAR, China
Postal Address: P.O. Box 11142, Hong Kong SAR China

Tel.: 85 (2) 3719 4700 Fax: 85 (2) 2847 7561
E-Mail: hkong-cs@international.gc.ca
Internet: http://www.hongkong.gc.ca


Have Canadian passport due to expire Aug. 2012, when do I renew it after or before this date?

You can apply for the Simplified Renewal Process anytime now leading up to the expiry date.


Is it correct that as of 2011 passport renewals will be valid for ten years? If so, when does this start?

The new 10-year electronic passport will begin before the end of 2012. No exact date of when you can apply will be announced at a later date.


Hello I recently (weds slept 28) left my passport on my arriving flight to Phx Arizona from Calgary Alberta What are my options to renew in time for my oct 28 return to Calgary Alberta Canada?

You are required to report the loss of the Passport to your nearest Canadian government office which is located in Denver;

Tel.: (303) 626-0640

Due to the emergency of your situation please contact the emergency line:

Toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993 or 613-996-8885


We are Canadian citizens and reside in the U.S. on a green card, are we eligible to use the simplified application for our passport renewal. Our passports expired this past August and as this is our 5th or 6th renewal do we need to use the long form?

You would be eligible to use the simplified application as your passport has expired for no more than one year. Please visit Passport Canada (Canadian Living in the US) for a step-by-step guide: http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/form.aspx?lang=eng&region=USA


We are renewing our passports. Our son was under 16 years of age when he got his passport and is now 19 years. Which form shall he use now? I used the simplified renewal passport application for my husband’s and my application. Can I use this form for our son as well?

You would need to complete the Adult (16 years of age and over) PPTC 153 for your son. He would not be eligible for the Simplified Renewal Process as ?you must have been at least 16 years of age at the time of your previous application?


I am travelling to Vietnam in less than two weeks and have already purchased a single entry visa to enter Vietnam. I am currently in Canada but my Canadian passport will expire in just over six months. I am considering travelling around Asia but am concerned that I will be turned away due to the limited time left on my current passport. If I renew my Canadian passport now, what will happen to my visa for Vietnam? Will I need to purchase another one? Will it become invalid?

For travel in Vietnam the passport must be valid for at least one month beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. If you plan to travel around Asia, for example Cambodia or Thailand, the passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry into the country.

You can reapply for your Canadian Passport by visiting Passport Canada: http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/index.aspx?lang=eng

When you travel to Vietnam you would need to carry your old passport that shows the Vietnam visa, and your new issued passport.


Do I need a passport to fly from Toronto, Ontario to Edmonton, Alberta?

A valid passport is required to travel by air.


What kind of id do you need to fill out the forms to apply to get there passport?

You require at least one document to support your ID and the name to appear in the passport. It must be issued by a federal, provincial, municipal authority, must be valid and must include the bearer’s name and signature, for example; provincial driver’s license, provincial health card or other provincial identification card.


Can I drop my parent’s passport?

They can submit the application. To do this they need to present Identification. If this does not confirm they reside with you, then they should provide a written statement signed by you authorizing your parents to submit your passport application.

Your parents cannot request urgent processing, this will need to be done by your personally.


Will I be able to use my laminate birth certificate from Ontario to obtain a Canadian passport? It was laminated by the Ontario government

A laminated birth certificate, which indicates that the document is “void”, will not be accepted. To replace your certificate please visit Ontario Birth Certificate Information: https://www.orgforms.gov.on.ca/eForms/start.do?lang=en


My passport was expired for just over 2 years and I am 18 years old now, can I still use the simplified adult renewal form to get a new valid passport

You would not be eligible for the ‘simplified Renewal Process?. You would need to submit an Adult Passport Application form (PPTC 153)


I have lost my passport. Have looked everywhere, but cannot find it. I am planning to travel to Hawaii in one week. What should I do?

You need to report the passport lost to Passport Canada (at 1-800-567-6868). You can apply for a new passport (urgently ? 24 hours) at a Passport Canada office. You would need to complete an application form, signed by your guarantor, 2x passport photos, pay the required fee, provide proof of Canadian Citizenship and complete a ‘statutory declaration (PPTC 203)?.


My grandson who is 3 years old (mother is Canadian and father is American) lives in Vermont and has a Canadian passport which is renewable by October 11, 2011. While his passport is being renewed can he still cross the border with his birth certificate alone? Thank you.

If you plan to travel by air a valid passport is required. This requirement applies to all Canadian citizens, regardless of age, including children.

If you plan to travel (between Canada and US) your grandson would be required to provide proof of citizenship. This would either be an original or a copy of a birth certificate, or an original Canadian citizenship card.

Please note if the parents are not traveling you must present a letter giving parental consent for your grandson to travel.


My Canadian Passport expires in Feb 2013. I am traveling to USA and Mexico in Oct for 10 days. Do I have to renew my passport before I leave?

As you are planning to travel to Mexico, you are required to present a valid passport in order to enter and exit the country. Without a valid passport you will be refused entry and returned to Canada.

To request urgent processing (24 hours) for a new Passport please visit a Passport Canada office.


How can I find out whether my children are entitled to Canadian Passports? I am a Canadian citizen but am resident in the UK with dual citizenship. Who and where do I ask about applying for Canadian passports for them (they are UK citizens born in Spain and Belgium respectively).

Please contact the High Commission of Canada located in London to discuss your children’s application:

Tel.: 44 (20) 7258-6600
EEmergency toll-free to Ottawa: 00-800-2326-6831


I am living abroad and was under 16 when I got my passport. Currently it is expired, do I still need a guarantor to get an adult passport?

Yes you do require a guarantor to apply for an adult passport. Please refer to the guidelines (for Canadian Citizens Abroad): http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/section2.aspx?lang=eng&region=international


I am a permanent resident in the US and Canadian citizen. My passport expired 3 days ago and my grandfather died today. I need to travel to Canada. What can I do?

To travel by land or water Canadian Citizens require a valid passport, a Nexus card, a FAST card or an enhanced driver’s license/ enhanced ID card.

If you plan to fly you require a valid passport. If your passport has expired you would need to contact your nearest Government of Canada office in the US (to request Urgent processing).


What passport office is open on Saturday Morning?

Passport Canada offices open Monday to Friday only. For emergency assistance outside business hours please contact

Ottawa: 1-800-267-6788, 613-944-6788


I am traveling to Hawaii from Alberta, Canada in early January for 10 days. My Canadian passport expires in May 2012. Should I renew now, October 3, 2011?

For your forthcoming trip you require a passport, which must be valid until the date of expected departure.

It is recommended you have 6 months validity on your passport for all travel. You can renew your passport now by using the ‘simplified Renewal Application? process. The application form is shorter and no guarantor declaration is necessary.


Live in Dallas, TX. Passport expires Nov 11, 2011. Business travel to the UK scheduled for early November, coming back mid November. Understand that I can fly up to Canada and get processed in 24 hrs at certain locations, but wanted to know if I could get the same processing time in the U.S. (and if so, where – at the Embassy?). Thanks.

Applications must be sent by mail or courier to the Gatineau office in Canada. The average processing time is 20 business days (not including delivery time)

If you require the passport is exceptional circumstances you would need to contact the government of Canada office located in Dallas:

Address: 500 N. Akard Street, Suite 2900, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., 75201
Tel.: (214) 922-9806
Fax: (214) 922-9815
E-Mail: dalas@international.gc.ca
Internet: http://www.dallas.gc.ca


I need to go to US I am Canadian citizen but my passport expired can i use another document to go?

If you are entering the United States by land or water, Canadian citizens are required to present either;

A valid passport, A Nexus Card, A Free and Secure Trade (FAST) card or an enhanced driver’s license.

If you plan to fly a valid passport is required.


I am a Canadian resident. I am travelling from Toronto Ontario to Jamaica ocho riu. I am leaving October 11th 2011 until October 18th 2011. My passport expires March 2012. Am I ok or do I have to rush and renew my passport? The trip is already booked.

You need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Jamaica. It is recommended you travel with 6 months validity on your passport at all times. If you would like to renew your passport it can be done requesting the urgent processing service (24 hours) at a Passport Canada office. To makes things quicker you can apply using the ‘simplified Renewal Processing Application?.


I have misplaced my passport and cannot seem to find it, do I have to report it as missing and how hard is it to get another one?

You need to contact Passport Canada (at 1-800-567-6868) to report the circumstances of the loss.

You can then request a replacement passport in person at any Passport Canada office or submit an application by mail or courier.

WWith your application you are required to complete a ‘statutory, declaration concerning a lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or inaccessible Canadian Passport PPTC 203.


How to renew Canadian passport ASAP while living abroad?

For an urgent passport application you would need to contact your nearest Government of Canada office in the country you are located.

http://www.voyage.gc.ca/contact/offices-list_liste-bureaux-eng.asp


I would like to renew my two daughters passports but they were both under 16 years of age at the of issuing the passports. do i need to do the long form or start from scratch on a new application.

Your daughters would need to complete an ?Adult Passport Application form (16 years of age and over)?: PPTC 153.


I am a Canadian citizen who has legal residency in the United States of almost thirty years. Do I need a Canadian passport?

There is no obligation to apply for your Canadian Passport.
If you wish to apply for your Canadian Passport you would then hold Dual Citizenship (be a citizen of another country and still be recognized as Canadian).


My Husbands Passport expired in 2004. Does he need to get a whole new one, or can he just update this one?

Your husband would need to apply using the ?Adult Passport Application form (16 years of age or over) He would not be eligible for the ‘simplified Renewal Application? process as the old passport expired in 2004.


I am a Canadian Citizen currently residing as an expat in Saudi Arabia. My passport is valid and will expire in May 2012. However, I do have a problem. I travel extensively and only have two empty pages remaining in my passport and need a new passport. I will be in Toronto from 2 Nov until the 9 Nov. Could you provide me with a new passport during this period?

To obtain urgent service (24 hours), you must apply in person at a Passport Canada office.
If eligible you would be able to use the ‘simplified Renewal Application? process. The application form is shorter and no guarantor declaration is necessary. Unlike the general application process, applicants applying through the Simplified Renewal Process do not need to submit proof of Canadian citizenship (birth certificate, citizenship card, etc.) or provide supporting identification.


I have a valid passport that I need to renew in order to be eligible for a visa for travel in the UAE shortly. If I apply for urgent renewal in person at a passport Canada office can they provide me with a new passport the same day?

You can reapply for your Canadian Passport using the ‘simplified Renewal Application? process at a Passport Canada location. You can apply for the urgent service (24 hours), but you may require proof of travel, for example a travel ticket.


My Canadian passport expired in August of 2011. Is it still possible to “renew” my passport or do I have to apply for a new one? If so, what are the necessary documents for the process?

You would be able to use the ‘simplified Renewal Application? process, as your passport has expired for no more than one year. If you are eligible for the Simplified Renewal Application Process, you need only submit a completed Simplified Renewal Passport Application (PPTC 054) accompanied by your most recent passport (must be still valid or expired for less than one year), the required fee and two recent photos.


Can I travel to United States from Canada while receiving odsp?

You will be able to travel to the United States if you are on the Ontario Disability Support Program. To travel to the US you require a valid Canadian Passport.


My son is 17. His passport expires in a few months and he is planning to go travelling this winter. What is the easiest way to renew his passport? Thank you.

Your son would be required to complete the ?Adult Passport Application form (16 years of age or over)
Your son could apply for his new passport now. Please contact Passport Canada for a step-by-step guide.


What is the age requirement when a parent has to secure a passport for a child to enter the United States by automobile?

There is no age restriction on when you can apply for a child passport, however if you are traveling by automobile a passport is not required for Canadian citizens 15 years of age and under.At the border you are required to present proof of citizenship, such as an original or a copy of a birth certificate, or an original Canadian citizenship card.
If only one parent is traveling you will also require written permission from the other parent authorizing the trip. The letter should include addresses and telephone numbers of where the parents or guardian can be reached.


I want to take my kids and grandchildren to Disneyland. My kids are over 18; the grandchildren are under 7 years old. Do the grandchildren need passports?

If you intend to travel by air all party members require a valid passport.
If you are traveling by land or sea your grandchildren require proof of citizenship, such as an original or a copy of a birth certificate, or an original Canadian citizenship card.
You will also require written permission from the parent/guardian authorizing the trip. The letter should include addresses and telephone numbers of where the parents or guardian can be reached.


I’m applying for a Canadian passport for my son aged 15. His father and I divorced 10 years ago. What do I do if I can’t locate his father in order to ask him to sign the “other parent” portion in the application?

As you are the custodial parent you would be able to apply for your son’s passport. When submitting the application you will be required to submit all legal documents that refer to custody of you son. If a divorce has been granted, a copy of the divorce judgement or order must be provided.
If you are not in possession of supporting documents please contact Passport Canada for more assistance:
Toll free: 1-800-567-6868


My husband and I were both born in Scotland and moved to Canada in the late 70’s. We became Canadian citizens a few years later and now travel on Canadian passports. My question is: We wish to obtain British passports again, can we retain our Canadian passports too?

Yes you would be able to hold both citizenships and carry both British and Canadian passports. Canada and the UK accept dual nationality.


My wife and I plan to travel to China in May 2012. Our Canadian passports expire July 27 2012. We are informed that we require a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the length of stay in China. Is it possible for us to renew our passports early (say three months) so that we have the renewed passports in time for our trip?

You are correct to say you require 6 months validity on your passport before traveling to China. You must also be in possession of a visa.
You would be able to apply for a new passport, as your current passport has less than 12 months validity remaining.
To make the process easier you may be eligible for the ‘simplified Renewal Passport Application? (PPTC 054). The application form is shorter and no guarantor declaration is necessary. Unlike the general application process, applicants applying through the Simplified Renewal Process do not need to submit proof of Canadian citizenship (birth certificate, citizenship card, etc.) or provide supporting identification.


My passport expires March 2012 and I will be travelling to the US in November for 1 week. I shouldn’t have to renew it to travel in November should I? Someone told me it needs to be renewed 6 months prior to my travel, from what I read and understand, this is not true, but thought I better email you just to confirm this.

As a Canadian Passport holder traveling to the US you require a valid passport. You do not require 6 months validity.


Hi, where can I go to apply for Canadian passport? (I live in Montreal, more than 10 years)

Please visit Passport Canada for a step-by-step guide:
http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/index.aspx?lang=eng
Or you can visit the Passport Canada in person at:
Complexe Guy-Favreau
200 Ren‚-L‚vesque Boulevard W., Suite 103, West Tower
Montr‚al QC
Mon?Fri: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


I lost my passport in my mom’s house is there a way to get a new passport within a matter of days since I have already had one previously?

You are required to report the circumstances of the loss to Passport Canada. A request for replacement Passport can be made in Canada at any Passport Canada office.


I lost my Canadian passport it is not stolen was told to go to the local police but they wouldn’t give me anything stating I reported it lost. How do I get a replacement passport? I am currently abroad in us

If your passport is lost you are required to report the circumstances of the loss to the nearest Government of Canada office located in the US. Please find a list of locations below:
http://www.voyage.gc.ca/contact/offices-list_liste-bureaux-eng.asp
Contact the Canadian office for a step-by-step guide for applying for a new passport.
Please note when you submit your application you require also PPTC 203: ?A Statutory declaration concerning a lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or inaccessible Canadian passport? form.


My daughter’s passport expires in Dec 2011. She is 15 now. I am renewing all my families passports now so we can travel in the winter and my daughter is going to Europe with her school in April 2012. My daughter turns age 16 in April 2012 so will her child passport I get now only be good for 5-6 months and then I need to get her an adult passport? Or can she continue to use the child passport for the five years like they do in the UK?

You can apply for your daughter’s passport using the ?Passport application for Canadians under 16 years of age?. Your child would receive a full validity passport with an expiry date of five years from the date of issue, and this will not be subject to any change when she turns 16 years of age. A passport issued to a child has the same format and validity as a passport issued to an adult.


Realized my passport expires this year in 2 weeks, and not a year from now. I am a student living in the UK for the past 2 years and need to renew my passport as soon as possible in order to finish my visa application for a new course I am starting. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot!

Please contact the Canadian High Commission in London to apply for your new Canadian Passport.
Tel.: 44 (20) 7258-6600
E-Mail:ldn.consular@international.gc.ca Internet:http://www.UnitedKingdom.gc.ca


My husband and I will be spending two weeks in Mexico at a resort in November 2011 .Our Canadian passports expire in March 2012. Is there a six month requirement of passport validity by Mexico? Will we need to renew our passports before we travel this coming November? Your assistance is appreciated. Thank you.

You are only required to present a valid Canadian passport when you enter and exit Mexico. As you are traveling for tourism purposes a visa is not required.
Please note if you have a criminal record you might be refused entry. If this applies you should contact the Embassy of Mexico in Ottawa prior to traveling.
When you enter Mexico you must be in possession of a tourist card, also called Multiple Migratory Form for Foreigners (FMM). This document is provided by airlines or by immigration authorities at the country’s points of entry. If you enter Mexico by land, it is your responsibility to stop at the immigration facility located at the border.


I have not been able to locate my passport, last used on July 19/2011. I need to replace urgent for leaving to the United States 2 days. Please help I am willing to do whatever to get it in time. Thank-you

If your passport is lost you are required to report the circumstances of the loss to Passport Canada. A request for a replacement passport can be made in Canada at any Passport Canada office.
To get your passport urgently (24 hours), you must apply in person at a Passport Canada office. You will be required to provide proof of travel. Please note Passport Canada will take appropriate action on a case-by case basis.
When you submit your application you require PPTC 203: ?A Statutory declaration concerning a lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or inaccessible Canadian passport? form.


How do I get a passport I don’t know anyone who has known me for 2 years I just moved here I have no friends or family. I was born here in Canada please help.

You would need to complete Form PPT 132, “Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor”. This form must be completed and signed before a Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public, Justice of the Peace or another official who is qualified to administer the oath. In this instance, it is not necessary for the official to know the applicant personally.
The form is available from any Passport Canada office or telephone: Toll free: 1-800-567-6868


It says to not sign back of photo, but there is a line for a signature….I just want to confirm that neither I nor a guarantor have to sign back of photo.

One photo must be signed by a guarantor as a true likeness of you; unless the passport application is being made through the Simplified Renewal Application Process (then the new photos do not need to be signed by anyone. However, the name and address of the photographer or studio, as well as the date the photos were taken, must be provided on the back of one photo).


If I get a passport now will I have to get a new electronic one late next year or is that only for government officials?

If you decide to apply for your new passport in 2011 it will be issued for 5 years. The new epassport will be issued in 2012 which will give Canadians the option to apply for either a 5 year or 10 year passport.

If you apply for a passport in 2011 you do not need to reapply for the new epassport.


How do I go about applying for a Canadian passport if I was born in Quebec and I have been living in Ontario for the past 25 years? Ontario passport office tells me I have to apply in Quebec if I came here before 1994.

You can apply for your Canadian Passport at any ?Passport Canada? location in Canada or submit your details by mail or courier.

When you apply for the passport you must submit proof of Citizenship (a Canadian birth certificate or a certificate of citizenship).

As you were born in the province of Quebec you must submit only a birth certificate or a copy of an act of birth issued after January 1, 1994, by the Director de l’‚tat civil of Quebec or a certificate of Canadian citizenship are accepted as proof of Canadian citizenship.
Please contact the Director de l’‚tat civil of Quebec to obtain ?A certificate or a copy of an act of birth?
http://www.etatcivil.gouv.qc.ca/en/contact-us.html
Telephone: Quebec: 418-644-4545 or email: etatcivil@dec.gouv.qc.ca


HI there, can I travel to Spain (at the end of Sept-Oct) with my Canadian passport that will expire in Feb 2012? Or will I have to renew it?

When you travel to Spain, the passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. You must also have proof of sufficient funds for the duration of their stay and be in possession of an onward or return ticket.
If you do not meet the three month timeline you would need to renew your passport prior to travel. Please contact Passport Canada for a step-by-step guide.


How can I renew my Canadian Passport outside of Canada in Vietnam?

Please contact the nearest Passport Issuing office in either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to find out how to submit an application.
Embassy of Canada located in Hanoi (Tel.: 84 (4) 3734-5000)
Ho Chi Minh City (Tel.: 84 (8) 3827-9899)


How much does it cost to renew passport for 5 years and the 10 year option?

The current fee to apply for a 5 year passport is 24 pages C$87 or 48 pages C$92. Please note postal fees are not included in these fees.
The cost of the new epassport (that will be launched in 2012) is yet to be decided. Please note when this new epassport is issued you will have the option to apply for a 5 year or 10 year passport


What will the cost of a ten year passport be in 2012?

The cost of the new passports is yet to be decided. When new ePassport is launched Canadians will have the choice of the current five-year passport or one that is valid for 10 years?


How long before a passport is expired may I apply for a renewal? I understand that some Embassies require at least six months remaining on your ppt if one is applying for a visitor’s visa? My ppt expires in March 2012 and it would be appreciated to know when I can submit my application for a renewal. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

You can renew your passport anytime leading up to March 2012. If you are eligible you can apply using the ‘simplified Renewal Application Process. When you apply you must submit your recent passport (must be still valid or expired for less than one year).
If you are planning to travel within the next few month please confirm what the entry requirements are for that specific country. You are correct in saying some countries require 6 months validity on your passport for border entry or for visa issuance purposes.


Do I have to change my home address?

A change of address does not invalidate a passport. Please cross out the old address on page 4 and write the new one in the space above the old address. Do not use correction fluid. If the space in the passport is insufficient, write the new information on a separate piece of paper and insert it into the passport.


My passport was about to expire October 1 2011 so I mailed it in from Tucson on September 16th along with the renewal forms. I am scheduled to leave for Bali from Hawaii on Oct 18 2011 is there anything I can do to at this point to assure I have my new passport in time?

Due to the urgency we recommend you contact Passport Canada to track the status of your application:
Telephone outside Canada and the United States: 819-997-8338
Or you can track the application if it was sent by registered mail or courier:
http://www.ppt.gc.ca/service/localisation.aspx?lang=eng
Or you can request the status of your application below:
https://www.pptc.gc.ca/service/contact/stat.aspx?lang=eng Please note average the average processing time is 20 business days (this does not take into account the delivery times).


I had our passports stolen six years ago. Can I use the simple form for renewal?

No. Confirmation of what happened to the previous passport requires additional information and documentation. You are required to apply through the regular application process to obtain a replacement passport.


My son is now 16 and needs to renew his Canadian passport. Which form does he use?

Your son is required to complete the ?Adult General Passport Application for Canadians 16 years of age or over:PPTC 153


How long before should I apply for a renewal? My current passport expires on Aug.2012.How long is the new passport for?

You can renew your passport anytime leading up to August 2012. If you are eligible you can apply using the ‘simplified Renewal Application Process. When you apply you must submit your recent passport (must be still valid or expired for less than one year). Passports are currently valid for 5 years for adults 16 years of age and over.


From Gravenhurst Ontario, how and where do I get an expedited passport renewal to travel to Italy Sept 16/11? thank you lnneknowles@sympatico.ca

Your local branch is Orillia and Barrie, but they do not accept urgent and express applications.

To process an urgent application, you need to submit your application at a Passport Canada office. The nearest is in Toronto.

Contact Passport Canada for more information: Toll free: 1-800-567-6868


I have booked a flight to England on Sept.15 2011.My passport expires in March 2012.I am presuming my passport is valid,but some one told me I should check.HELP!

You will be able to travel on your Canadian Passport to the UK. Please note the passport should be valid for at least the expected duration of your stay. Please note as a tourist you will not require a visa if staying less than six months.


For a Canadian passport that is damaged, who has to witness your signature on the Statutory Declaration? Can it be an accountant?

The guarantor must be someone who has known you personally for at least two years and can verify your identity.

Your guarantor must be a Canadian citizen who is 18 years of age or older and must hold a valid five-year Canadian passport or a Canadian passport that has been expired for less than one year at the time you submit your passport application. The guarantor can be a member of your own family. The guarantor must be accessible to Passport Canada for verification purposes, and Passport Canada reserves the right to request a different guarantor.


My passport expired May 4 2010. Does this mean I cannot use the simplified renewal form since this is now Aug, 2011?

That is correct you cannot apply for the simplified renewal process as the passport has been expired for more than 1 year. You would need to reapply using the ?Adult Passport Application form (16 years of age and over).


We have the short form/wallet size canadian birth certificate. Is this sufficient to apply for my first Canadian Passport or will I need to send for the long form Birth Certificate?

Each state’s short form birth certificates are different. The requirements are that it shows your name, date of birth, place of birth, sex, mother’s name, father’s name (if available), certificate or file number, and date filed. As long as you?re short form includes all of that information, it will be accepted.

Only documents entitled “Birth Certificate” or “Certificate of Birth” issued by a provincial/territorial authority in Canada are accepted.


My father was born in Canada. Am I eligable for a Canadian Passport? I am an Australian Citizen.

Since 1977, Canadian citizens have been allowed to hold dual nationality. If you were born (as the first generation born) in Australia after February 14, 1977, and your father can show he was a Canadian citizen BEFORE you were born, you should not have any problems getting a Canadian passport. You will need an original of your Dad’s Canadian Certificate of Citizenship and YOUR birth certificate from your home State in Australia. You will require a supporting letter from your mother, stating that she gave birth to you, where and when.

You will need to be registered with the Canadian embassy and you must apply for a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship for a child born outside Canada. This is required as your proof of citizenship when applying for your Canadian Passport.

Please contact the high commission of Canada in Canberra or Sydney for further information:

http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/australia-australie/contact-contactez.aspx?lang=eng&view=d


I live in Brazil, my canadian passport is expired and I need to renew it soon. How do I proceed?

If you are a Canadian citizen residing in Brazil, you should apply at the nearest nearest Canadian government office abroad either located:

Brazil – BELO HORIZONTE
Brazil – BRASILIA
Brazil – RIO DE JANEIRO
Brazil – SÇO PAULO


I am 30 years old with an expired Canadian passport (over 5 years) living in Israel. What forms and documents do I need to complete this?

Please visit Passport Canada for the required application form:
http://www.ppt.gc.ca/form/pdfs/pptc040.pdf
Please contact the Canadian Embassy in TEL AVIV before submitting your application. Contact details are:

Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip – TEL AVIV
Embassy of Canada
Address: 1 Nirim Street, Entrance A, 4th Floor, Tel Aviv 67060, Israel
Postal Address: P.O. Box 9442, Tel Aviv, 67060, Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
Tel.: 972 (3) 636-3300
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 014-800-2326-6831
Fax: 972 (3) 636-3383
E-Mail: :taviv@international.gc.ca
Internet:: http://www.israel.gc.ca

My passport expires 1 day after I return. Can I still use it?

You would be able to travel back into Canada on a Canadian passport; however some countries require your passport be valid for six months beyond your date of entry. For that reason, before travelling to a country, ensure that your passport will be valid long enough by contacting the consular mission of the country you plan to visit or check the Country Travel Report.

It is recommended that your passport be valid beyond your expected date of return home.

To avoid difficulties while travelling, we recommend that you obtain a new passport before leaving if there is any chance that your passport could expire during your travels.


If you have been charged with a DUI. Can you still get your passport?

The Canadian government can refuse to issue a passport to a person who has been charged with a serious criminal offense (for example; kidnapping), a past or pending DUI charge will not ordinarily result in the denial of a passport, however if you are on probation or are charged with an offence and are awaiting trial, you should wait until after the probation has ended or the trial is over to apply for your passport. Also if you have any restrictions for traveling outside of Canada, you will not be able to apply.
If none of the above applies complete the passport application form located on Passport Canada website:
http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/form.aspx?lang=eng©ion=Canada

When you submit your application (by mail or in person), include a copy of your criminal record.You will receive a written decision by mail regarding the status of your application that will alert you to any decision by Passport Canada to launch an investigation to determine if your criminal past bars you from being issued a passport.


After giving birth to my child i wanna travel so I want to take the birth certificate and the passport as soon as possible what is the limited time to take it in how many business days ?

You will need to arrange the proper documentation before your baby can travel. Firstly you must register the birth of your child before you can apply for a birth certificate.

The Newborn Registration Service lets you register your newborn’s birth; apply for their birth certificate and their Social Insurance Number (SIN) at the same time. Time frame is on average 4 weeks.

Once you have the birth certificate, you can apply for your child’s passport. The easiest way to do this is to download a child’s passport application from the Passport Canada website . Then submit the completed application along with two passport photographs, a fee, and your baby’s original proof of Canadian citizenship ? a birth certificate or a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship. You can submit an application in person or send it in by mail. The quickest way to get a passport is to apply in person at a Passport Canada office. If you are able to provide proof of travel you can get the passport as quickly as 24hours. Otherwise the normal processing time is 10-20 working days after submission of a fully completed application with supporting documentation.


Hi,I am holding a canadian passport, my passport has been expired now i want to renew my passport and i am living in Pakistan please help me from where do i get the renewal form and what is the amount?

You would need to submit your application at the nearest Canadian government office that provides passport services in Pakistan. For a list of Canadian government offices visit www.passportcanada.gc.ca
Or contact the high commission of Canada in Islamabad for more information:

Pakistan-Islamabad
High Commission of Canada
Address: Diplomatic Enclave, Sector G-5, Islamabad, Pakistan
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1042, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel.: 92 (51) 208-6000
Fax: 92 (51) 208-6902
E-Mail: isbad-cs@international.gc.ca
Internet:http://www.pakistan.gc.ca

Please note there is a ?Consulate of Canada? on Karachi and Lahore


I’m getting married in a few weeks time. What is the procedure for passports if one changes their name from the maiden name to the married name?

To obtain a passport in your married surname, you must complete an Adult General Passport Application PPTC 153 You must provide acceptable supporting identification in your married name (marriage certificate). Documents to support your identity must be valid, must be issued by a federal, provincial/territorial/state or municipal authority, and must include the bearer’s name and signature. On the application it will ask if you want the passport issued in your spousal surname (last name).You must provide information about your marriage, including year of marriage.

Visit Passport Canada to start your application: :http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/index.aspx?lang=eng


Hi, my passport has expired and i am in Florida. My father died and I need to travel to Canada for his funeral, how can I get my passport right away?

To apply for a passport, visit Passport Canada’s website Passport Canada’s website and fill out an interactive application form. You may also print out the form and fill it out by hand. Application forms may also be obtained in person at any Government of Canada office in the United States.

The average processing time is 20 business days. Due to your circumstances it is recommended you contact your local office Miami:

United States – MIAMI
Consulate General of Canada
Address: 200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 1600, Miami, Florida, U.S.A., 33131
Tel.:(305) 579-1600
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
Fax:(305) 374-6774
E-Mail:miami@international.gc.ca
Internet: http://www.miami.gc.ca


I travel quite frequently and I am out of pages in my passport. I am currently out of the country, but plan on returning to Toronto on Mon. Aug. 22. To my understanding, I can no longer add pages to my existing passport, which is valid for another year. I have to apply for a new passport, is this correct? And what is the turnaround time? I have a flight booked to leave Canada again on the 26th. If I drop off my application on the 22nd, can I pay for an express service to have my new passport in my hands by the 26th???

It is not possible to add pages to Canadian passports. An applicant who has a valid passport in which the pages have become filled must apply for a new passport.

As your passport is still valid you could be eligible for the Simplified Renewal Passport Application (PPTC 054). The application form is shorter and no guarantor declaration is necessary.

You can request the urgent pick-up service (24 hours). To do this you must submit your completed Passport application in person at a Passport Canada office . You may be required to provide proof of travel. Passport Canada will take appropriate action on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Passport Canada for more information: Toll free: 1-800-567-6868


Passport office in the montreal area

If you wish to apply in person in Montreal please visit:
Passport Canada
Complexe Guy-Favreau
200 Ren‚-L‚vesque Boulevard W., Suite 103, West Tower
Montr‚al QC
Mon?Fri: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


My passport expires in Nov and I’m going to fly to Cuba between July 18-July 27. The requirement to go to Cuba is the passport must be valid atleast 1 month prior to departure date. Will my passport be valid to use or do I have to renew?

A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit Cuba. The passport must be valid for at least one month beyond the date of your expected departure from Cuba. Canadians must also carry a tourist card (or visa), or a business or student visa. The tourist card is generally provided by tour operators or airlines, or can be obtained from a Cuban government office in Canada in the case of privately organized flights. It can also be purchased at certain airports in Canada.

As you are traveling back into Canada on 27th July, your passport is valid.

You can apply for a passport within 24hours or within the next working day (depending on the emergency reason). To do this you need to apply in person to make the application at a Passport Canada office (search: service locations at this site).

Proof of travel is required and the passport must be picked up from the regional office where the application was submitted. The fee for express pickup service is CDN$70 (in addition to the passport fee).


I have a five month old daughter and we have a family emergency and i need to get her passport.How long after applying does it take to get the passport?

You will need to arrange the proper documentation before your baby can travel. Firstly you must register the birth of your child before you can apply for a birth certificate.

Once you have the birth certificate, you can apply for your child’s passport. The easiest way to do this is to download a child’s passport application from the Passport Canada website

The quickest way to get a passport is to apply in person at a Passport Canada office. If you are able to provide proof of travel you can get the passport as quickly as 24hours. Otherwise the normal processing time is 10-20 working days after submission of a fully completed application with supporting documentation.


Do i need my birth certificate to renew my son’s passport or will the old one do?

To renew your sons passport (if aged under 16 years), you must submit a new application in full to Passport Canada.

The application form should be completed in full and returned to a Passport Canada office, together with original proof of Canadian citizenship, two photographs and the fee.

Please visit Passport Canada: Passports for Children for more information and the required application form:

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/16-.aspx


Do the photos have to be exactly 2 x 2 3/4?

The photos must measure 50 mm x 70 mm in size (2 in. wide x 2 3/4 in. high).

Your passport application will be rejected if your photos do not meet the specifications. Please visit Passport Canada for detailed information on the photo specifications:

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/form/pdfs/pptc153.pdf


Where are the passport offices in Mississauga, Ontario?

The Passport Canada office location in Mississauga is:

Central Parkway Mall
377 Burnhamthorpe Road East, 2nd Floor, Suite 116
Mississauga ON
Mon?Fri: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Language of service: English


I currently live in Toronto, and I am flying to Florida from Buffalo on July 1st, returning from Florida to Buffalo on July 4th, 2011. My passport expires on July 4th, 2011. Will I have a problem flying or returning back to Canada since my passport expires on the day I am returning?

No, as long as the passport is valid the day you return to Canada

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/support/faq.aspx?lang=eng&id=1102


Where can I pick up the simplified forms besides the passport office?

In Canada you may obtain a form in person at any Passport Canada office , Canada Post outlet or Service Canada Centre

If you are located in the US you may obtain the required form in person at any Canadian Government office in the United States.


Was wondering how old does a child have to be to apply for a Canadian passport?

Every person who plans to travel outside of Canada requires a passport; this includes new-born babies upwards, there is no age restriction.


Where can I pick up a renewal passport application form in Windsor Ontario?

The address is:
Passport Canada
CIBC Building
100 Ouellette Avenue, Suite 503
Windsor ON
Mon?Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Toll free: 1-800-567-6868


Can I go in person to apply for passport renewal for my husband?

You can submit the application on behalf of your husband provided;

You show ID that confirms you live together and show documentation to show you are his spouse.

Please note you would not be able to apply for the urgent/ express-service. Only normal processing can be applied for. If you husband needs it urgently he will have to submit his own application.


My kids and I are canadian citizens, we are in india right now. My daughter’s passport is expiring on 30th of august and our return ticket is booked for the 11th of sept. can you please guide me?

You need to contact the nearest Canadian diplomatic or consular mission to apply for a new passport located in India:

High Commission of Canada ? New Delhi
Address: 7/8 Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, India 110021, India
Postal Address: P.O. Box 5207, New Delhi, India, 110021India
Tel.: 91 (11) 4178-2000
Fax: 91 (11) 4178-2041
E-Mail:delhi.consular@international.gc.ca
Internet:http://www.india.gc.ca

Please note other High Commission of Canada locations include Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Chandigarh).


I have recently married and am changing my name. I would like to apply for a new canadian passport with my married name however, my proof of canadian citizenship (card) is still in my former name; is the citizenship card still a valid proof of citizenship?

To obtain a passport in your married surname, you must complete an application PPTC 153 and write the name you want to appear in the passport. If this name is different from the name on your documentary evidence of citizenship, you need to provide acceptable supporting identification in your married name (Marriage Certificate).


Can children under 15 years old cross the US border without passport?

As a Canadian Citizen traveling either by land or water, Children under 18 must present proof of citizenship and identity (for example; a birth certificate). If travelling by air, a valid passport is required.


I applyed by mail to renew my passport on July 18,2011. I reside in Florida.When Can i expect my renewed passport. Leon Ruttenberg

The standard processing time is 20 business days (not including postal delivery times).

Please note Standard times for processing passport applications fluctuate depending on where you apply, the time of year and the volume of applications.

You can track the status of your application by following the link:

https://www.pptc.gc.ca/service/contact/stat.aspx?lang=eng


I am a Candian citizen living in Washington State. I lost my passport and need to replace it. I have the Statutory declaration form but when I went to my bank to have them notarize the declaration of official. They said it had to be done at the consultate. The local consultate doesn’t answer phones. Who can fill out that part? I need to get this processed as quickly as I can.

You would need to get the ‘statutory Declaration? signed by a qualified official who has the authority to administer an oath or solemn declaration, for example; a commissioner for oaths, notary public or lawyer. As you are in the US, a qualified official includes a Canadian or British diplomatic or consular representative, or a qualified local official.

For Canadians residing in the US (whether temporarily or permanently), the only ways to renew or apply for a new passport are to either mail the application to Canada, or to travel to Canada in order to apply in person. However, if you apply by mail, please be advised it may take up to 6 weeks to get a new passport, provided everything is right with the application.


How many months do i have to apply for a new passport before the old one expires?

New passports can be applied for up to one year prior to their expiry.

Please visit Passport Canada:

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/index.aspx?lang=eng


Hi,I’m a Canadian citizen since both my parents are Canadian and hold Canadian passports. I was born and have grown up in Sweden. I have a Canadian adress as well but am not currently living there. Can I/How do I apply for a Canadian passport? I have a Swedish passport and a “Certificate of Canadian Citizenship” issued in 2005. I haven’t yet turned 18 but will do so this November, if that will make any difference, only you can tell me.

Please contact the high commission of Canada in Stockholm for further information:

Canadian Embassy – Stockholm, Sweden
Klarabergsgatan 23, 6th floor
103 23 Stockholm
Sweden
Tel: 46 (8) 453-3000
Fax: 46 (8) 453-3016


When you renew your passport does passport canada keep the expired one?

If you apply using the general passport application, you do not need to return an expired passport.

If you are applying for the Simplified Passport Renewal Process you must enclose any Canadian passport issued to you within the last 6 years.

If you would like the cancelled passport returned to you, you must indicate this on the application form (section 2). Failure to indicate your choice will result in Passport Canada securely destroying the submitted passport.

Please visit Passport Canada for the required application forms:

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/index.aspx?lang=eng


How fast can a passport be renewed if existing passport is still valid? Where do you go in Calgary to get this urgent passport renewal done?

New passports can be applied for up to one year prior to their expiry. Please note that if you apply for a passport within that period, the unused validity period on your old passport will not be transferred to your new passport.

If a passport is needed in an emergency, in-person application can be made at a Regional Passport Canada office in Canada. You would need to provide prove of urgency and pay an additional fee. You must appear in person both to drop off the application and collect the passport.

Please visit Passport Canada (Service Locations ? Calgary) for the nearest office to you.

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/service/offices.aspx?lang=eng&city=Calgary&province=AB&chkPPTC=on&chkSCC=on&graph=on


Can you have “Dual” citizenship? Canadian and American?

Both Canada and the U.S. recognize dual citizenship.

Verification of becoming dual citizen begins by contacting the following representatives of each country in question. You must provide personal information, such as place and date of birth, citizenship of parents, immigration details, etc. If the information is not sufficient then further information in regard to parents, as well as spouse and grandparents may have to be provided.

http://www.voyage.gc.ca/publications/dual-citizenship_double-citoyennete-eng.asp

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1753.html


Where to go in Montreal for renewal of passports?

Visit Passport Canada for a step-by-step guide. Please note you can apply in person at the Passport Canada location in Montreal. When you submit the application you have to have a guarantor and references. You have to get passport pictures taken and your guarantor has to verify them. This website should get you started.

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/index.aspx

The Montreal Passport Canada Location/Office is the “Real-Deal” PASSPORT CANADA type of office.

Passport Canada
Complexe Guy-Favreau
200 Ren‚-L‚vesque Boulevard W., Suite 103, West Tower
Montr‚al QC
Mon?Fri: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Can i use a short form birth certificate to apply for a new passport?

Only documents entitled “Birth Certificate” or “Certificate of Birth” issued by a provincial/territorial authority in Canada are accepted. As long as you are over 16 applying for an adult passport, the short form is accepted. Applicants under 16 need the long form certificate.


I intend to travel Aug 31 to Sept 4th. My Passport expires on September 6th . Is there any problem with travelling with a passport that is about to expire?

You would be able to travel with your current passport, however depending on where you are visiting you may need to have a valid passport for 6 months. Please check on the entry requirements of the country you intend to visit.


My daughter got her first passport when she was under 16 years of age, now she is over 18, what type of form must she use to renew her passport?

Your daughter would need to complete an Adult Passport Application form (16 years of age or over):PPTC 153


After mailing in my renewal, how long can I expect to wait until I receive my renewed passport?

The current processing time is 4 WEEKS from the date the application was received at Passport Canada if you submitted a complete and correct application. When the passport is ready it is returned to you by overnight courier. Someone must be available to sign for the passport. If you are not at home, the courier company will notify you to contact them so that other arrangements will be made to safely deliver the passport to you.


How long would it take to get a passport for a 16 year old?

You can either submit the application in person at a http://www.ppt.gc.ca/service/index.aspx?lang=eng , or by mail.

The process takes 10-20 business days.

If you require the passport sooner you can apply for urgent (24 hours) and express pick-up (2-9 business days), you may be required to provide proof of travel. Passport Canada will take appropriate action on a case-by-case basis.

Visit www.passportcanada.gc.ca


I need to renew my Canadian passport. It expired several years ago as I currently live in the UK and has travelled on my British passport recently. I was born in Canada and wish to renew my Canadian passport from the UK. Can you help advise me how I need to proceed?

Full consular and passport services are provided at the Canadian High Commission in London.

The application process is the same whether you are applying for a first passport or renewing your existing or expired passport. Canadians living in the UK and abroad are not eligible for the simplified passport renewal program.

Please contact the Government of Canada office in London either by telephone or email to start the process.


Enhanced driver’s license. Can you use this to cross into the USA

As a Canadian Passport holder you would need either a passport or Nexus card when travelling to the US by air.

For travel by land or water, An enhanced driver’s licence (EDL) or enhanced identification card (EIC) from a province or territory where a U.S.-approved EDL/EIC program has been implemented is accepted

Canadian citizens 15 years of age and under require proof of citizenship, such as an original or a copy of a birth certificate, or an original Canadian citizenship card. Canadian citizens 18 years of age and under who are travelling with a school or other organized group, under adult supervision with parental/guardian consent may also present proof of citizenship alone.

The most important formality on entering the United States is providing proof of your Canadian citizenship. Your Canadian passport is the best document to prove your Canadian citizenship and your right to return to Canada.


My passport will be expire on 29 March 2012, when do I need to renew my passport? I will be going to China on September 12 and will return to Canada on October 17 and I will be going to China again on November 29 for 4 weeks. I will be in Canada on December 26 2011. Is it my existing passport still valid for both trips? Where shall I go to get the application form for renewal my passport? And where shall I go to submit my application? I live in Vancouver (Postal Code: V5W 1K3), where is the closest passport office from my house? Alternatively, will there be any other goverment agents handling the passport renewal? Many thanks!

A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit China. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. Canadians must also be in possession of a visa. Your trip for October would be ok; however you would need to re-new in time for your trip in November.

To make things easier you could apply (if eligible) using the Simplified Renewal Passport Application (PPTC 054).With this application you must provide your most recent passport (must be still valid or expired for less than one year), the required fee and two recent photos*

With the Simplified renewal application you are not required to submit proof of Canadian citizenship, supplementary identification or obtain the signature of a guarantor.

You would be able to submit your application by post or in person at a Passport Canada office.

The average processing time is 10-20 business days. You can request an urgent pick-up (24 hours), you may be required to provide proof of travel (for example; plane or bus ticket). Passport Canada will take appropriate action on a case-by-case basis. For this service you must apply in person at a Passport Canada office


My Passport is expired on Oct 13/2011 & I am planning on travelling to Mexico on Sept 3/2011-Sept 10. I was told by the Canadian passport office that if my departure date is 1 month prior before the expiry date then it should be okay for Mexico. Do I need to call the Mexico Consulate to confirm. I do intend to get my passport renewed however I am afraid that I may not get it on time.

All Canadian citizens need a valid passport to enter Mexico. Canadian citizens without a valid passport will not be allowed entry into Mexico and will be returned to Canada.

To apply for a new Canadian passport the average processing time is 15-20 business days. You can request an urgent pick-up (24 hours), you may be required to provide proof of travel (for example; plane or bus ticket). Passport Canada will take appropriate action on a case-by-case basis. For this service you must apply in person at a http://www.ppt.gc.ca/service/index.aspx?lang=eng


Do I have to apply in person for my first Canadian passport?

You can submit your application either by mail or in person at a Passport Canada office.

If you are submitting your application in person, you should do so yourself. If this is not possible, the application may be submitted in person by an acceptable third party


For passport renewal, how is back of photo signed? Name printed and then signature?

For Canadian Passport renewal one photo must be signed by a guarantor as a true likeness of you, unless the passport application is being made through the Simplified Renewal Application Process. If that is the case, no guarantor is necessary. A notary seal must not be imprinted on the photos.

Please refer to Passport Canada Photo guideline sheet:
http://www.ppt.gc.ca/form/pdfs/pptc320_eng.pdf


Every site I goes to tells me about simplified passport renewals and that my daughter can’t use this system because she was under 16 for her original passport – nowhere does it tell me what is required when the simplified renewal can’t be used. Please tell me.

As per Passport Canada guidelines to be eligible for the simplified renewal application ?you must have been at least 16 years of age at the time of your previous application.

To apply for a new passport you would need to complete the ?Adult Passport Application form (16 years and over)?PPTC 153.

If your daughter is under 16 years you require the following application: PPTC 155.

Visit:http://www.passportcanada.gc.ca/index.aspx?lang=eng


My son is in Spain. His passport is not expired but the pages with all the travel stamps has been made unreadable by water damage. He is planning to go to India, so feels he surely needs a new passport for least confusion. Also he asked me, in renewing his passport, does he need a new guarantor? Thanks Look forward to hearing from you.

Your son is correct in applying for a new Canadian Passport if it is unreadable.

If you son is over 16 years he will need to complete the Adult Passport Application (Abroad) PPTC 040. The application needs to be submitted at the nearest Canadian government office where your son in located in Spain (Barcelona, Malaga or Madrid).

Spain – BARCELONA
Consulate of Canada
Address: Pla‡a de Catalunya, 9, 1§, 2¦ – 08002, Barcelona,Spain
Tel.: 34 934 127 236
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 00-800-2326-6831
Fax: 34 933 170 541
E-Mail:bclna@international.gc.ca

A guarantor is required to sign the application (someone known to your son personally for at least 2 years). If this cannot be provided a ‘statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor? form PPTC 132 needs to be completed.

If the valid passport has been lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or is inaccessible, complete a “Statutory Declaration” form PPTC 203.

It is recommended you either contact Passport Canada (Toll free: 1-800-567-6868 Canada) for more information before submitting.


Can I get a passport in the same day anywhere in Ontario?

For urgent (24 hours) and express pick-up (2-9 business days), you may be required to provide proof of travel. Passport Canada will take appropriate action on a case-by-case basis.

Passport Canada Service Locations Ontario:

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/service/offices.aspx?lang=eng&province=ON&graph=on&chkPPTC=on


I will be travelling to the United States in April 2012 with my grandson who is 14 years old and was born in Canada. He does have a birth certificate and passport, but I heard that as of December 1, 2011, he will require the long form to be filled due to security. Do we have to re-apply for a new birth certificate? I will also have a letter from his parents giving authorization for him to travel with us. Thank you Odette Morin

When applying for a child’s Canadian passport, Effective December 1, 2011, along with standard application requirements, parents or legal guardians must provide either:
A detailed birth certificate
A certified copy of birth registration (Ontario only)
Order of adoption,
A foreign birth certificate
A Copy of an act of birth (original only) issued after January 1, 1994, by the Directeur de l?‚tat civil of Quebec is also accepted for a child born in Quebec.

As the Passport is currently valid, you will be able to travel, however it is essential you carry a consent letter from his parents.

http://www.voyage.gc.ca/preparation_information/consent-letter_lettre-consentement-eng.asp


I am living in the Edgewood, Maryland near Washington DC. I am a Canadian citizen who have married a US citizen. I have moved to the USA and have obtain a United States of America Visa. My Canadian passport is about to expire on August 21, 2011. I have also changed my last name. Do I have to come to Canada to have my passport renewed? What is the turn around time to receive my renewed passport? What is the cost? Can I apply after the expiration date in Canada?

To apply for a passport, visit visit Passport Canada’s website and fill out an interactive application form. You may also print out the form and fill it out by hand. Application forms may also be obtained in person at any Government of Canada office in the United States.

Applicants who have changed their name cannot have a passport issued in their new name through the Simplified Passport Renewal Process. You must apply for a new passport (Adult General Passport Application PPTC 153)

You must submit an application form, completed in full, proof of Canadian Citizenship,supporting identification in your married name/ legal name, 2x photos (one of which is signed by the guarantor), required fees.

The application must be sent to the Gatineau office in Canada. For further instructions on submitting and the fees please visit Passport Canada: http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/presentation.aspx?lang=eng©ion=USA


Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, New Brunswick-Ontario

Failure to provide the proper documentation will result in the application being rejected.

Birth certificates are available from the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the province or territory of your birth. For more information on how to obtain a birth certificate, contact your Canadian vital statistics office.

Contact Passport Canada for further information: Toll free: 1-800-567-6868.


Can I get a canadian passport without a canadian birth certificate?

To apply for a Canadian Passport, you require proof of citizenship. You must provide an original of either:

A Canadian birth certificate (issued in Canada by the province or territory of your birth), or

A Certificate of citizenship: Issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Exceptions to the above apply if you were born in:


How do I renew my Canadian passport from the USA?

To apply for a passport, visit Passport Canada’s website and fill out an interactive application form. You may also print out the form and fill it out by hand. Application forms may also be obtained in person at any Government of Canada office in the United States.

The Canadian passport is the most reliable travel document for Canadian citizens and the only proof of your nationality and identity that is accepted in all countries. For more information, please visit www.passport.gc.ca.


As a first time passport applicant, does my guarantor need to be a professional?

A guarantor is a person other than yourself who confirms your identity. They must:

Hold a five-year Canadian passport that is valid* or has been expired for no more than one year, on the day you submit your application;

The person must have known you personally for at least two (2) years.
Be a Canadian citizen 18 years of age or older;
Have been 16 years of age or older when he or she applied for his or her own passport;
Provide the requested information contained in his or her passport;
Be accessible to Passport Canada for verification

Reside in Canada, in the United States or in any of the areas where submission of the “in Canada and in the USA” application form is authorized, e.g.: Bermuda. It is not necessary that the guarantor reside in the same country as the applicant.

Please note a family member or any individual residing at your address may be your guarantor provided he or she meets the specified requirements outlined above.


My Canadian passport just expired. I have been divorced for several years and my passport was previously in my married name. I have since changed back to my maiden name and my driver’s license reflects this as does my birth certificate. Can I use the simplified passport application? My son’s passport also just expired which was under his father’s name. I have legally changed his name to my maiden name. I assume that he can not use the simplified passport application.

You must apply for a new passport (Adult General Passport Application). You would not qualify for the ‘simplified Renewal Application Process? due to your name change request. On your application you must provide at least one valid government-issued ID with your new name request and signature, for example a Provincial/territorial/state driver’s licence

If your son is under 16 years of age, you must use the “Child General Passport Application” form PPTC 155 and, if applicable, ensure that all documents regarding custody or mobility of, or access to the child are submitted.

Please visit Passport Canada for more information or call direct: Toll free: 1-800-567-6868


I live in Republic of Ireland. I am a Canadian citizen and will require to have my Passport renewed while in Ireland. where and how do I get an application form for my new Passport???

Please visit Passport Canada for the required application form:

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/form/pdfs/pptc040.pdf

Please contact the Canadian Embassy in Dublin before submitting your application. Contact details are:

Ireland ? Dublin
Embassy of Canada
Address: 7-8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel.: 353 (1) 234-4000
Fax: 353 (1) 234-4001
E-Mail:consul.dublin@international.gc.ca
Internet http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/


Hello What the requirements to issue Canadian Passport for a new born outside Canada, please?

You need to first apply for the child’s proof of Canadian citizenship by submitting a citizenship application for your child. Please refer to the Citizenship FAQs for how to apply for it, or visit the following link Proof of citizenship: How to apply for the application form. Only after your child receives his/her proof of citizenship can you apply for his/her Canadian passport (follow the step-by-step application from the Passport Canada website)


Hi, what the requirement to renew canadian passport for 6 years old child from outside canada and what the application form number need to fill? Thanks

The easiest way to do this is to download a child’s passport application from the Passport Canada website

Follow the step-by-step guide for Canadians Abroad. Please submit the child’s application at the nearest Canadian government office that provides passport services in the country where you reside or are visiting. For a list of Canadian government offices abroad, visit: www.passportcanada.gc.ca or consult your local telephone directory.


I have a Canadian issued passport that expired in 2004. I live in the US (for 11 years). I have married a US citizen and have changed my name to my married name. What documents do I need to send in to renew my passport? Where do I send them? How long does it take?

Please refer to Passport Canada’s website ? Passport Canada for more details concerning the change of name on your Canadian documents. From the home page, click on the ‘step by Step Guide for Canadians?, on the left side drop down menu. From there, click on ?Personal Information? to read about name changes.

Please note you must apply for a new passport and pay the applicable fees and provide acceptable supporting identification in your married name. You may be requested to submit your marriage certificate in support of your request to have a passport issued in your married surname.


How can I expedite the process of the issuance of Canadian Citizenship Card for a child born outside Canada to a Canadian mother, I was told the office is in Nova Scotia, but I am not sure?

In order to have it expedited, you must have a valid reason of urgency. Every urgent application is evaluated on an individual basis; however the following are usually accepted:

  • The card is needed for immediate travel to or from Canada because of death or serious illness in the family (travel itinerary, flight tickets needs to be provided with your application).
  • The card is needed to prove your Canadian citizenship status for employment.
  • You need a citizenship certificate to access certain benefits such as a pension, a Social Insurance Number, or health care.

Visit ?Citizenship & Immigration Canada? for the required application form:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/urgent-proof.asp.

Once completed, include all the required documents with the application, and write ?Urgent ? Citizenship Certificate (Proof)? clearly on your envelope. Include an explanation of why you need urgent processing and any supporting documents.

Mail your fully completed application to the Case Processing Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Please note if you live outside Canada, contact the Canadian embassy,high commission or consulate responsible for your region.


Is the application for a Limited Validity Passport, the same as the regular application for a child’s passport?

In most circumstances, limited validity passports are issued to Canadians who are not able to provide original proof of Canadian citizenship at the time the passport is issued. Also if travel plans cannot be deferred, a limited passport maybe issued (for a maximum of 2 years), however child’s proof of travel, itinerary or airline ticket would need to be submitted along with a fully completed passport application. Each individual case is reviewed by Passport Canada, who will determine the necessity of issuing a limited validity passport to meet your child’s travel needs.

It is not in your best interests to apply for the limited validity passport if you have no immediate travel plans. We suggest you wait until you have fixed plans for travel and submit a regular application, which takes on average 15 working days to process your child’s passport.

Contact Passport Canada Toll free: 1-800-567-6868 for more information


I am taking an Alaskan cruise from Seattle. We will be stopping in Victoria B.C. Do I need a passport to get off the ship to shop or to tour the city?

If you take an excursion that originates in an Alaskan port and crosses the border into Canada, you require a passport.

To find out more and to learn about border travel updates, please check Voyage.gc.ca,Government of Canada Official Web Site, Travel.State.Gov ,Canada Border Service Agency.

Also please check what final documents you require with your booking agent/ Travel agent.


Hello, I am hoping to take my Canadian Citizenship test this July. At the moment I have a British passport and would like to keep this. How do I go about getting a Canadian passport? If I travel to the UK this year and have my citizenship would I use my Canadian or British to get back into Canada? Many thanks, Jayne Gilmore

Dual Citizenship is common in Canada. There are no specific requirements; however it is recommended you use your Canadian Passport (once obtained) when entering back into Canada. Please note if you did show up at the border with your UK passport and Canadian Citizenship Card you should not encounter any problems.

Please visit Citizenship & Immigration Canada for more information on Dual Citizenship:

http://www.voyage.gc.ca/publications/dual-citizenship_double-citoyennete-eng.asp.

To apply for a Canadian Passport please visit: www.passportcanada.gc.ca.


?ADULT GENERAL PASSPORT APPLICATION for Canadians 16 years of age or over applying in Canada or from the USA?.

Your current passport would need to be returned with the form, along with a completed “Statutory Declaration” form PPTC 203, available from any Passport Canada regional office in Canada, any Canadian government office in the USA or at www.passportcanada.gc.ca. .


Passport damage form

You would need to apply for a new passport using the:


Please note if you are the parent or legal guardian applying for your child passport, you cannot act as guarantor

Please visit Passport Canada for more information


Can a guarantor be a relative?

A family member or any individual residing at your address may be your guarantor provided he or she meets the specified requirements:

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/section2.aspx?lang=eng©ion=Canada .


How can i get a passport if the one that i have expire and am not in the country?

If you are a Canadian citizen residing outside Canada, you should apply at the nearest Canadian government office abroad:

http://www.voyage.gc.ca/contact/offices-list_liste-bureaux-eng.asp.

Alternatively contact Passport Canada: 613-996-8885 (outside Canada)


My passport was issued in 2004 and expired in 2009. Now i want to renew it, which form do i have to use? Thank you so much.

If you?re expired passport is not damaged, and has never been reported lost or stolen in the past you would be able to apply for the ‘simplified Passport Renewal Process?. Please note you must meet the other requirements:

  • you must have been at least 16 years of age at the time of your previous application;
  • Your name on the application form is exactly as it appears on page 2 of the submitted passport; (if you wish to change the name on your passport, you need to use the general application process).

Please visit www.passportcanada.gc.ca..


My passport expired in 2007. I still have my passport. Can I just renew by sending in my old passport and sending in two new photographs?

Please visit Passport Canada for a step-by-step guide:

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/index.aspx?lang=eng

If you are eligible you would be able to use the ‘simplified Renewal Process?, which involves completing the required application (PPTC 054) accompanied by your most recent passport, the required fee and two recent photos.

With the Simplified Renewal Application Process, you can apply in person in Canada at any Passport Canada service location.


Passport Canada

400 York Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 201
London ON

Mon?Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Toll free: 1-800-567-6868


Is there a local number for me in london ontario that i can contact?

The contact address to apply for a Canadian Passport in London, Ontario is:


If I need a Canadian passport do I need a Guarantor?

On the Canadian Passport application form you are required to have ?Declaration of Guarantor?. This person is a person other than yourself who confirms your identity. This person is required to completed section 2 of the application, and will need to sign all 3 pages of the form. The guarantor will also need to sign the back of one of the passport photos and write “I certify this to be a true likeness of (your name)”

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/section2.aspx?lang=eng©ion=Canada


My passport expires Dec. 2, 2011. I will be traveling to Mexico Sept 10 returning Sept. 18th 2011. Will my passport be valid?

Since March 1, 2010, Canadian citizens, including those with dual nationality, are required to present a valid passport in order to enter and exit Mexico. Canadians without a valid passport will be refused entry and returned to Canada.

Canadians with a criminal record might be refused entry and returned to Canada on the next available flight. Canadians in this situation should contact the Mexican Embassy in Ottawa prior to making travel arrangements.

Please note persons seeking to enter Mexico for purposes other than tourism are required to have a proper visa.


it is no longer valid and cannot be used for travel.

To apply for a new passport please complete ?Adult General Passport Application?PPTC 153 As the Passport is lost you would need to complete a “Statutory Declaration” form PPTC 203

You can apply in person (at a Passport Canada officer) or by mail. The average processing time is 20 business days. There is an urgent and express pick-up service available, but proof of travel is required. Passport Canada will take appropriate action on a case-by-case basis.


My husband and I will be travelling to London on August 24th,2011 Now that we could not find our passports which we had just used them last month to go to the border. Can you tell me what is the procedure to apply a new one and how long would it take? Thank you for your time.

As your passport is lost you are required to report the circumstances of the loss Passport Canada.Once a passport has been reported lost,


Is ordering my birth certificate the only way of applying and paying for it?

To apply for a Canadian Passport, you must submit proof of Canadian citizenship. If you were born in Canada, you must provide an original of either:

A Canadian birth certificate (issued in Canada by the province or territory of your birth), or A certificate of citizenship (issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada).


Hi there can someone who already has a passport and just got a criminal record.Can they still renew their passport when time comes?

The Canadian government can refuse to issue a passport to a person who has been charged with a serious criminal offense (for example; kidnapping), a past or pending DUI charge will not ordinarily result in the denial of a passport, however if you are on probation or are charged with an offence and are awaiting trial, you should wait until after the probation has ended or the trial is over to apply for your passport.

Please visit Passport Canada for more information on the process.

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/index.aspx?lang=eng

Please note depending on your criminal record, you may be denied entry into the required country you are visiting. When the time comes to travel please consult the nearest diplomatic mission of the country you intend to visit.


Identification needed for renewal of children’s passport

To renew a child’s Canadian Passport you require application form:PPTC 155

A document to support the child’s identity is not required, however you are required to provide the child’s proof of Canadian Citizenship. The only documents accepted are entitled “Birth Certificate” or “Certificate of Birth” issued by a provincial/territorial authority in Canada. Where possible it is recommended a long-form birth certificate showing both parents is provided.

You will need to also enclose any valid Canadian passport, certificate of identity or refugee travel document issued to the child. If the child’s current passport expires more than 12 months from the date of submission of the application, provide a written explanation as to why you are applying at this time. Should Passport Canada not be satisfied that you have a valid reason for applying early, your application for a new passport may be refused.


My passport expired in April 2010. My application for renewal is like a new application, since is more than a year? Do I need to submit my old passport and need a guarantor’s signature on my application? Thank you.

To renew your Canadian Passport please visit Passport Canada. You will be required to complete the ?Adults 16 years of age or over? application PPTC 153

You do not need to send your passport if it has expired. As your Canadian Passport has been expired for over 1 year, it cannot be submitted as ?documents to support your identity?. The supporting ID must be valid and include your name and signature (for example; Provincial driver’s license, or Provincial health care card).

On the application form you are required to have ?Declaration of Guarantor?. This person is a person other than yourself who confirms your identity. This person is required to completed section 2 of the application, and will need to sign all 3 pages of the form. The guarantor will also need to sign the back of one of the passport photos and write “I certify this to be a true likeness of (your name)”


I live in the us on a green card , trying to renew my expired canadian passport, how do i do this?

To apply for a passport, visit Passport Canada’s website.and fill out an interactive application form. You may also print out the form and fill it out by hand. Application forms may also be obtained in person at any Government of Canada office in the United States.

The Canadian passport is the most reliable travel document for Canadian citizens and the only proof of your nationality and identity that is accepted in all countries. For more information, please visit www.passport.gc.ca..


Can children under 15 years old cross the US border without a Canadian passport?

As a Canadian Citizen traveling either by land or water, Children under 18 must present proof of citizenship and identity (for example; a birth certificate). If travelling by air, a valid passport is required.


I dont have a passport and i need one. how much are they? how do i get one? and where do i go to get one in Toronto?

To apply for a Canadian Passport, please visit Passport Canada.

The standard fee for an adult application over 16 year (24-page) is $87.

You can apply by mail or in person.

The standard processing time is 20 business days. If you need to process sooner you can request ?Urgent? (24 hours), ?Express? (2-9 business days) or ?pick-up? (10 business days). These services require an additional fee.


If I am renewing my passport, does the application for a NEXUS card become a separate issue and what is the general turn around time to get a NEXUS card. born in alberta, live in alberta 50+ years? thank you

To renew your passport please visit Passport Canada for more information and required application form.

To apply for a Nexus Card it needs to be done separately. To qualify for Nexus you need to be a ?citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada, have resided in either or both countries for the past three years and who pass criminal history and law enforcement checks?.

You can apply to NEXUS online using the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES)..

Once the application is submitted it takes on average 3-4 weeks to receive an approval notification from ?Canada Border Services Agency?. If you are approved you will need to attend an interview at one of the ?Nexus Enrolment Centers?. After the interview it takes on average 10 business days to receive the Nexus Card.


How long can it take to renew your passport at the passport office? Also, when you renew your passport, do you need to have the old passport?

If you wish to pick up your passport at a Passport Canada office instead of having it mailed to you, you must submit your completed passport application in person at a Passport Canada office

The pick-up services available are ?Urgent? (24 hours), ?Express? (2-9 business days) or ?pick-up? (10 business days). Each of these services requires an additional fee to be paid on top of the standard Passport fee. If you wish to receive the passport by mail it takes 20 business days.

When you submit your application form you are required to submit ?Any Canadian passport or travel document issued to you within the last five (5) years?


Do I have to change my passport to my married name?

No. However if you have changed other documentation to reflect your married name then you should apply for a new passport. Whenever you make arrangements to travel you must book your travel details in the name you use on your passport.

If you have recently married or changed your name and you want this reflected in your passport you must apply for a new passport and submit documentation proving your name change.


Do I have to have an iris scan and have my fingerprints taken to get a passport?

No. Even the new ePassports do not require this level of biometric data. The only personal information stored about an individual is visible on page 2 of the Canadian passport and contains details of your date and place of birth, your full name and your photograph.


What is a machine-readable passport?

At the bottom of the ID page on your passport there are two lines of numbers, letters and symbols that make your passport ‘machine-readable?. This means that your passport can be scanned at any point of entry or exit both in and outside of Canada. All passports issued in Canada are machine readable.


My current passport is valid but damaged, can I still use it?

If your passport is in any way damaged you must apply for a new passport to avoid delays at immigration particularly f parts of the passport is unreadable.


Can I still use my passport if I reported it lost and then found it?

No. If you reported a passport lost it will have been canceled and you will not be able to use the passport to gain access into Canada or any other country. If you find your passport you must contact Passport Canada and the police. If you are abroad and you find your lost passport you should notify the relevant Canadian Embassy or Consulate and the local police.


What should I do if my Canadian passport is lost or stolen?

You must report a lost or stolen passport immediately to the police and to Passport Canada. If your passport is lost or stolen whilst you are abroad you must report the loss to the local police and to the Canadian Embassy or Consulate. You can then apply to Passport Canada for a replacement passport using the full application service which requires you to certify your passport photos and application using a guarantor.


Do I need a certain amount of validity on my passport before I can travel?

Yes. You should not travel abroad unless your passport remains valid for the duration of your trip and return to Canada. You should allow some additional time after your trip ends in case you are unexpectedly delayed. Some countries have specific validity requirements and most tour companies and commercial airlines recommend that your passport has at least 6 months remaining validity.


Do I need a passport to travel to the US?

There are several documents that you can use to cross the border into the United States. Adults must have one of the following documents:

  • Valid passport
  • NEXUS card
  • FAST card (Land and sea crossings only)
  • Enhanced drivers license (Land and sea crossings only)
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status (Land and sea crossings only)

It is worth noting that all air travelers are advised to carry their passport as well as a NEXUS card. Canadian citizens aged 15 and under can cross the US ? Canada land or sea border using proof of citizenship such as a birth certificate or citizenship card. Children traveling in a group can also present proof of citizenship up to the age of 19 years.


How will I receive my new passport?

If you live in Canada, your passport will be sent to you using Canada Post’s courier service. If you live in the USA a private courier company will be used. You can arrange to collect your passport in person from a Passport Canada office.


Or by courier to:

Passport Canada
22 de Varennes
Building 22 de Varennes Street
Gatineau QC J8T 8R1
Canada

Or in person at a Passport Canada office or a Receiving Agent like Canada Post. There are additional charges for ?in person? applications.


Where should I submit my passport application?

If you live in Canada you can submit your passport application by mail to:

Passport Canada
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
GGatineau QC K1A 0G3 Canada


What are the fees associated with obtaining a Canadian passport?

If you apply for a passport from within Canada the cost for a regular 24 page passport is CDN $87 for adult passports (16 years of age and over), CDN $37 for a child passport (aged 3 to 15 years of age) and CDN $22 for an infant passport (children under 3 years of age). If you reside outside of Canada the fees will include additional processing costs.


If my child is not travelling with me, do they need a letter of consent?

Children who are not travelling with both parents should carry a letter of consent stating both parents agreement to the child’s travel. This is not a legal requirement but may facilitate the child’s entry into another country.


Do children need their own passport to travel abroad?

Yes. Even if you accompany your child abroad they must have their own passport. This policy is to combat the illegal traffic of children around the world.


Can a family member act as guarantor?

Yes. Family members who meet the requirements of a guarantor can certify your passport application. Parents are not allowed to act as guarantors for their children’s passports.


Do I need a guarantor to get my passport?

If you already hold a Canadian passport and you reside in Canada you do not need a guarantor; you can apply for a renewed passport using the Simplified Renewal Application.

If you are applying for your first Canada passport, you must have a guarantor to verify your identity. The guarantor must sign and complete the section of the application form labeled “Declaration of Guarantor,” certify one of your passport photos and in some cases sign and date documents to support your identity.

Who can I use as a guarantor for my Canadian passport application?

  • A guarantor must be a Canadian citizen aged 18 or over who holds a valid adult passport or one that expired less than a year before you submit your passport application.
  • The guarantor must have been at least 16 years old when they applied for their current passport.
  • They must have known you personally for at least two years. If the guarantor is certifying your child’s passport they must have knowledge of the child and have known you, the parent for at least two years.
  • They must reside in Canada, the USA or Bermuda.

Can I wear glasses on my passport photo?

Yes. You may wear prescription glasses including tinted glasses on your passport photograph providing your eyes are clearly visible. You are not allowed to wear sunglasses


Does my passport photo have to be taken by a professional photographer?

Yes. You must use a commercial photographer to take your passport photo. You need two identical photographs, which must have been taken in the last year.

Photos for child applicants must show the child’s head and shoulders. If the parent has to hold the infant for the photo, their hands and arms must not be visible in the photo. The Canadian passport authorities are not strict about the expression on passport photos of babies e.g. if the child’s mouth is open or closed.


What should I do if my appearance has changed?

You are not required by law to notify the Canadian passport authorities of a change in your appearance, however if it has changed substantially you are advised to apply for a new passport even if your current passport is still valid. This will ensure that border officials can easily recognize you when you present your passport at immigration. You will have to provide two new photos and pay the applicable fees and any time remaining on your current passport will not be added to your new passport.


When should I renew my Canadian Passport?

You can renew your passport up to 12 months before it expires, however your new passport will not be credited with the outstanding time remaining on your existing passport. Adult applicants can renew their passports using the Simplified Renewal Application, which provides a faster way to renew a Canadian passport.


Do I have to notify Passport Canada if I change my address?

No. You do not have to notify the passport authorities if your address changes. All you have to do is cross out your old address on page 4 of your passport and write in your new address; if there is not enough space, you can write your new address on a piece of paper. Do not use correction fluid to change your address details.


How do I renew my Canadian Passport?

The Canada passport renewal process has been simplified so that adult applicants who already hold a Canadian passport can fill out the Simplified Renewal Application. Applicants renewing their passport need only submit the required fee, their old passport and two recent passport photos, which must include on the back of one photo, the photographers name and address and the date the photos were taken. Child applicants cannot use the Simplified Renewal Application to renew their passports.


How long does it take to get your Canadian passport processed if you live in the US?

Canadian citizens who apply for a Canadian passport from the USA or Bermuda must wait 4 weeks to receive their new passport. If you need to travel urgently you must contact the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in the United States closest to where you live.


How long does it take to get a passport processed?

If you live in Canada, it takes 20 working days to receive your new passport by mail. However you can reduce waiting time to 10 working days by collecting your passport from a Passport Canada office.

If your have to travel urgently and can prove this to Passport Canada, you can reduce wait time to 24 hours by paying an additional fee to have your passport processed.


Will an ePassport speed up border crossing times?

The purpose of the ePassport is to combat passport fraud and secure borders not to speed up border crossings.


Will my passport be valid without an electronic chip?

Yes, all Canadian passports will remain valid until they expire. When you apply for a new passport it will be replaced by an ePassport.


What is the difference between a biometric passport and an e-passport?

E-passports and biometric passports are different names for the same thing.

The Canadian government will adopted electronic chip technology in all passports issued from 2012; a pilot scheme has meant that some passports are already equipped with electronic chips.

This procedure has been tried and tested in over 80 countries world-wide. This means that every new passport will be embedded with an electronic chip, which contains extra biometric data to enhance passport security and fight passport fraud. This includes:

  • A hidden digital photo viewable under ultra-violet light
  • Personal details contained on page 2 of the Passport
  • A government signature that proves the Passport was issued in Canada
  • Holographic images

    My father died recently, what must I do with his passport?

    Passports belonging to deceased persons need to be canceled. You should mail the Passport to Passport Canada along with a copy of your father’s death certificate and a letter informing the agency that the Passport should be destroyed or canceled and returned to you.


    I recently applied for a new passport. When it arrived I noticed that my name on the ID page had been misspelt. How can I get this corrected?

    You must return your passport to one of the Canada Passport service centers. If you applied for you passport from another country you must return the Passport to the office that processed your passport. The Canadian Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence will be able to inform you of the address.


    How do I add more pages to my Canadian passport?

    If your passport pages are full with visas and entry stamps, you must apply for a new passport. You cannot add extra pages to your existing Canadian passport.


    How many years is a Canada passport valid for?

    Adult passports are valid for 5 years. For passport purposes, adults are classed as people over 16. From 2012 Canadians will have the option of applying for a 10 year passport. Child passports for holders aged 3 to 15 years of age are valid for 5 years. Infant passports for children aged 3 and under are valid for 3 years.


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