Eligible Guarantors for Applicants in Canada

Effective February 1, 2010, Passport Canada will no longer accept passport applications with a declaration of professional guarantor requirement submitted by Canadians living in Canada.

In accordance with the new passport-holder guarantor policy, in effect since October 1, 2007, all applicants residing in Canada must submit an application with a declaration of guarantor provided by a Canadian adult passport holder.

For more information regarding the application process for Canadians living in Canada, including guarantor requirements, please review the step-by-step guide on this website.

Passport Canada will continue to accept both passport holder guarantors and professional guarantors with application forms submitted by Canadians living in the United States and Bermuda. Canadians residing abroad must continue to submit professional guarantors with their application.

The specific provisions regarding guarantors for Canadian military personnel, adopted children and children in foster care remain in effect.