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Canada Passport FAQ

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.

  • Choose the passport application you need: regular or simplified renewal
  • Complete the passport application
  • Gather your required documents and get your photos taken
  • Get your guarantor to endorse your application: If you are a Canadian citizen applying for your first Canadian passport, or your current Canadian passport has been expired for more than 1 year, then you will need to find a guarantor. A guarantor is someone other than yourself who confirms your identity for Passport Canada.
  • Submit your application by mail or in person.
I live in itall and applied for my Canadian passport thru the embassy in Rome. Will they mail me my passport or do i have to pick it up personally.

Your passport will be sent to you by raccomandata.

I live now in the United States, but I still have my Canadian Passport. Where do I renew my Canadian Passport?

You can submit your application by mail to Passport Canada in Ottawa. However, most applications are not currently being processed due to the pandemic.

I came to canada on a family passport how do I obtain a passport for myself …I was 15 at the time and am 52 now

The important question is “are you a citizen”? Did you naturalize after you landed? If not, you are not eligible for a Canadian passport no matter how long you lived in Canada.

My passport application was received at destination April 16 2020. When will I receive my new passport.

From Passport Canada’s website:

“If you already submitted an application, we’ll process it when service returns to normal.

If you need to travel urgently

You can get passport services in Canada if you have a valid reason to travel urgently.

Urgent travel reasons include if you’re travelling

  • for a medical reason because you have a serious illness
  • because of the serious illness or death of someone you know
  • because you’ll have financial problems from the loss of a job or business
  • to support an essential service
  • for humanitarian reasons
    • You need a letter from your organization that lists the humanitarian reasons.”
So the answer is “not any time soon”.

18 years ago I had a passport am I renewing or applying for new one

Applying for a new one

I’m turning 16. Do I need a parent’s signature to get my passport?

Once you are 16 years of age you can get a passport without your parents’ permission.

What kind of application form do I use when my last passport was lost and I am applying a new one?

You must submit a regular passport application plus the Declaration concerning a lost, stolen, inaccessible, damaged or found Canadian travel document. You can find the form at Passport Canada’s website.

What documents does my daughter need to really for a Canadian passport. Her previous passport was issued when she was 9 and has no signature . Also it has been expired for 5 years

She needs her birth certificate.

Can a parent get a passport for a child without consent of the other parent to travel outside of Canada

If you both have custody you must have the other parent’s permission to take the dependent child outside of Canada.

Can a parent get a passport for a child without consent of the other parent to travel outside of Canada

Yes, you can.

Canadian passport renewal from US – can I pay extra to have the passport expressed back to me when issued?

No, you cannot pay for faster service, unfortunately.

For express service you must submit your passport application to a Passport Canada location.

we cant get a guarantor for my husbands passport the doctor, dentist and vet all refused, could a registered mental health nurse be the guarantor for us, we are getting quite desperate now as we fly out to Canada in less than 4 weeks

A guarantor can be a family member. It’s a reference which cannot be a family member.

do i have to be present to apply for a passport?

No, you can submit your application by mail to Passport Canada in Ottawa. The processing time is twice as long (20 days versus 10 days) however.

Can you fly before your expiration date?

Yes, technically you can.

However, the vast majority of countries impose restrictions passport validity when entering; it’s usually 6 months, sometimes 3 months or, in rare cases, merely valid through your planned date of departure.

Does my 13 year old have to accompany me to the passport office to renew her passport?

No you can apply for her.

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