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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 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.
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.
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.
- 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®ion=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.
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®ion=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?
- Yes, it is. Go here: http://travel.gc.ca/embassies/china#H1
- 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:
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®ion=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®ion=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.
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:
? 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
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
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®ion=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.
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:
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.
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.
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
? Montral-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®ion=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
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®ion=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®ion=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:
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.
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:
Or you can visit the Passport Canada in person at:
200 Ren-Lvesque Boulevard W., Suite 103, West Tower
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:
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!
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?
Telephone: Quebec: 418-644-4545 or email: email@example.com
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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:
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
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:
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:
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
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
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
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.
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:
200 Ren-Lvesque Boulevard W., Suite 103, West Tower
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:
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:
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
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
Where can I pick up the simplified forms besides the passport office?
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:
100 Ouellette Avenue, Suite 503
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
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:
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:
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
The Montreal Passport Canada Location/Office is the “Real-Deal” PASSPORT CANADA type of office.
200 Ren-Lvesque Boulevard W., Suite 103, West Tower
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.
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:
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.
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: Plaa 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
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:
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.
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:
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
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:
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
400 York Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 201
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)”
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.
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.
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?.
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:
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Where should I submit my passport application?
If you live in Canada you can submit your passport application by mail to:
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.