To renew your passport, you must be a Canadian citizen and your previous passport must have been issued to you when you were 16 years of age or over. Eligibility requirements for passport renewals and how your current or previous passport affects whether you can renew. Where to collect the passport if you do not want it mailed to you and what to do when you receive it.
Forms, Instructions and Statutory declaration documents are also available online at www. Please ensure that you complete the forms for Canadians Abroad. The adult forms are generally brown and the child forms are generally green.
The Canadian Passport Application process involves completing forms furnished by the Canadian Government that can be completed online and printed for submission, or printed and completed by hand. We recommend completing them online to reduces the risk of mistakes, which can delay the processing of your application. In addition, if one parent wishes to travel with the child outside the country, an authorization letter signed by the other parent is now required to prevent unpleasant situations where Customs agents may refuse the child permission to cross the border.
Sincemy office continues to accept completed passport applications for any resident wishing to obtain or renew their Canadian passport. During Passport Clinics an on-site photographer is available for your photography needs. Please see our Events page for upcoming Passport Clinic dates.
Need to renew your Canadian passport? Find out the process with our renewal guide to make sure you have it back in time for your trip! Many countries require your passport to be valid for three to six months after you enter the country, so make sure to always check the expiration date before booking a flight.
The Canadian passport French : Passeport canadien is the passport issued to citizens of Canada. It enables the bearer to exit and re-enter Canada freely; travel to and from other countries in accordance with visa requirements; facilitates the process of securing assistance from Canadian consular officials abroad, if necessary; and requests protection for the bearer while abroad. Canada is a member of the Five Nations Passport Groupan international forum for cooperation between the passport issuing authorities in AustraliaNew Zealandthe United Kingdom and the United States to "share best practices and discuss innovations related to the development of passport policies, products and practices".
You should call your local office if you have any specific questions. What is outlined below is the extent of my knowledge. Getting an emergency Canadian passport can be a stressful process but depending on your location and circumstances, it can be pretty easy.
From birth to age 16, all Canadian kids need their own passports for international travel. A Canadian child's passport is only valid for five years, even if this extends past the 16th birthday. Children's passports are not eligible for renewal; only those passports originally acquired with an adult application by someone 16 or older qualify for renewal.