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.
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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.
No you can apply for her.
You need a guarantor for new passport or travel document applications that you submit by mail or in person. Your guarantor can be a family member or anyone living at your address, as long as they meet the guarantor requirements.
The guarantor must complete their duties, free of charge, including:
- completing and signing the “Declaration of Guarantor” section of your application
- writing “I certify this to be a true likeness of (applicant name)” on the back of one of your passport photos and signing it
- signing and dating your photocopies of each document you have submitted to confirm your identity (if it applies to you)
A family member or anyone living at the same address as you may be your guarantor as long as they meet the basic guarantor requirements above.
You may also choose an occupation-based guarantor, as long as they’re:
- registered/licensed with the appropriate local authority to practice their profession
- currently working in that field
- practicing one of these professions:
- police officer
- notary public
- medical doctor
- dean/head of university or college
- signing officer of a:
- bank or trust company
- financial institution that offer a full range of banking services (cash withdrawals, deposits and savings)
You can only use retired occupation-based guarantors if their name still appears on the listing provided to us by the relevant association.
That proof would be your UK passport.
You must take them ahead of time and bring them with you.
You need a guarantor if you are completing the general application, whether or not you are applying in person.
Yes, you both have to sign the application if your son is younger than 16.
You need to replace your passport before you travel. You do not get “credit” for it.
It might be. You will find out at the airport when they decide whether or not to let you on the plane.
You should always use the name on the passport for visas and tickets.
Not unless you are instructed to do so by a CBSA agent.