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Passport Application

If it is the first time that you are applying for a Canadian passport here is the basic information you need to know in order to take that well deserved vacation! If your passport is due and you need it A.S.A.P., otherwise the golf tournament in Florida will start without you, you can take the easier steps to renew it. Do not forget about the form you have to work with, sound basic but sometimes we tend not to pay much attention to this small details and our trip to Florida becomes only a wish.

Find out how to apply for a Canadian passport, check processing times for passport applications, find service locations, learn about new requirements, and see what to do if your passport is lost, stolen or damaged:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/passport/index.asp

FIRST TIME APPLIERS

You can submit your application in Canada at:

  • a passport regional office
  • a participating Canada Post office
  • a participating Service Canada Centre

All regional offices are listed on the application and you can choose the nearest to you

You can apply by mail sending your application to:

Passport Canada Foreign Affairs and
International Trade Canada
Gatineau QC K1A 0G3
Canada

You can also send the application by courier at:

Passport Canada
22 de Varennes Street Gatineau QC
J8T 8R1
Canada

Remember, all documents you mail are very important; therefore, is preferable to send them by courier or mail service that allow you to trace the mail.

APPLICATION FORM

The steps to fill out the form are very simple; you only need to be careful and accurate when doing so:

Your name in the application has to be the name in your Canadian citizenship document, if for any reason your name is different from the name in the documentary evidence you need to bring the reason for that change e.g.: marriage certificate, legal change of name etc.

Place of birth; if for any reason you do not want the place of birth to appear in your passport you have to submit a written request, when you travel be sure to call in advance the consulate of the country you plan to visit to be sure that you will be admitted not having the place of birth specified in your passport.

Guarantor (the person that confirms your identity):

  • must be a Canadian citizen 18 years or over
  • holds a five year valid passport or one that has expired for no more than one year on the day you submit your application
  • have been 16 years of age or older when he/she applied for a passport
  • have known you personally for more than two years
  • a member of you family o a person residing in the same address can be your guarantor as long he/she meets the requisites

DOCUMENTS

Prior documents: if you are applying for the first time and you were issued a certificate of identity or a refugee travel document within 5 years prior to your application, you need to enclose them.

Documents that you will need for your application

  • Certificate of birth in Canada or
  • Certificate of Canadian citizenship
  • 1 document that support your identity should be submitted with your application: a) Driver’s licence; b) health card; c) certificate of Indian status; d) other Federal/territorial/state/municipal I.D. card

PICTURES, ADDRESSES, OCCUPATION AND REFERENCES

Pictures: the name of the commercial photographer must be provided in the back one of the photos and has to be signed

  • The photos must measure 50 mm x 70 mm in size (2in. wide x 2 3/4in. high)
  • Heavy weight paper is unacceptable
  • Photos must be printed on plain, high quality photographic paper

Addresses in the last two years

Occupation in the last two years

Two persons, who are not your relatives neither your guarantor, that have known you for more than two years

Do not forget about the form you have to work with, sound basic but sometimes we tend not to pay much attention to this small details and our trip to Florida becomes only a wish, the number is PPTC153 for first timers; for children under 16: PPTC155

SIMPLIFIED RENEWAL APPLICATION PROCESS (PTTC 054)

If your passport is due and you need it A.S.A.P., otherwise the golf tournament in Florida will start without you, here the easy steps you need to take to renew it.

You can use this form if:

  • You were at least 1 year of age at the time of your previous application
  • The name in the application is exactly the name that appears in your passport
  • You submitted a previous Canadian passport that
  • Was/is valid for five years
  • Is not damaged
  • Was never lost or stolen
  • Was issued in Canada and is expired for no more than 1 year
  • Was issued to you outside Canada after April 30, 2006

You can NOT use this form if:

You are NOT eligible to use this form if the passport contains a married or a common-law partner surname observation and you wish to have your new passport issued in your married or common-law partner’s surname

You can submit your application in Canada at:

  • a passport regional office
  • a participating Canada Post office
  • a participating Service Canada Centre

All regional offices are listed on the application and you can choose the nearest to you

You can apply by mail sending your application to:

Passport Canada Foreign Affairs and
International Trade Canada
Gatineau QC K1A 0G3
Canada

You can also send the application by courier at:

Passport Canada
22 de Varennes Street Gatineau QC
J8T 8R1
Canada

Remember, all documents you mail are very important; therefore, is preferable to send them by courier or mail service that allow you to trace the mail.

Documents

Documents that you will need for your application: the old passport

Pictures, addresses, occupation and references

Pictures: the name of the commercial photographer must be provided in the back one of the photos and has to be signed

  • The photos must measure 50 mm x 70 mm in size (2in. wide x 2 3/4in. high)
  • Heavy weight paper is unacceptable
  • Photos must be printed on plain, high quality photographic paper

Addresses in the last two years

Occupation in the last two years

Two persons, who are not your relatives neither your guarantor, that have known you for more than two years

Additional Information

If you were born outside Canada between February 15, 1977 and April 16, 1981 you will need to know:

  • Are you a naturalized Canadian?
  • Was one of your parents born in Canada?
  • When was your Certificate of Canadian Citizenship issued?
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