Apply for a Canadian Passport
Once you become a Canadian citizen, you can apply for a Canadian passport. The valid period of the passport is 5 years and cannot be renewed or extended. Therefore, you only need to apply for the passport if you are about to travel abroad soon (excluding U.S.).
Any Canadian citizen may apply for a Canadian passport.
The following checklist will help identify the steps required to obtain a passport.
Get a passport photo taken, and get two identical copies. Many photo processing stores and most photographers will do passport photos instantly and cheaply. Check the Yellow Pages of your local phone book under "Photographers" to find a handy location. Passport photos must be taken within 12 months of your application; within one month is the application is for a child. Be sure to follow the specific standards set by the Passport Office for acceptable photos.
You can pick up a Canadian passport application
at a Canadian post office outlet at a Canadian passport office online. Online forms are in PDF and must be printed and completed offline, then submitted in person or by mail with accompanying documents. When using the online forms, be sure to select the correct form and follow the directions for printing and completing the form carefully. outside Canada, at a Canadian consulate office. Passport requirements may change, so pick up a new application form when you are making your application. There are different versions of the application form depending on age and where you apply, so be sure to use the correct application
As well as the completed application form, to apply for a Canadian passport you also must submit passport photos, documents proving your citizenship and identity, and have a guarantor sign your application, a photo and any photocopies. Here are the details.
The processing fees for a Canadian passport vary, depending on the type of passport and where you apply. The application form will specify the processing fee.
The fees below are listed in Canadian dollars and can be paid by:
There are several ways to pay the fee: in cash, if you are submitting your application form in person; by certified cheque or money order, payable to the Receiver General for Canada; by credit card; or by debit card. Not all options will be available if you are applying outside Canada, so check the application form for payment details.
Types of Canadian Passports
Lost or Stolen Canadian Passport
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