Steps to complete a passport application

Follow these steps to ensure a complete passport application.

To begin, select your profile from the tabs below:

Canadian in Canada

Canadian in Canada

Please select the type of passport application you wish to complete:

Adult passport renewal

Adult passport renewal

Eligibility criteria

You may renew if your most recent Canadian passport:

  • is still valid or expired for no more than one year;
  • is in the same name as your current application;
  • was issued with 5-year or 10-year validity;
  • is not damaged;
  • was never reported lost or stolen; and
  • you were at least 16 years old at the time of your previous application.

Step 1

Complete the Adult Simplified Renewal Passport Application (PPTC 054, PDF, 435 KB)

  • To save time, complete the form on your computer and then print it.
  • Sign each page.
  • Include the payment information (if paying by credit card).

Step 2

Include with the application:

  • Your most recent passport (that meets the above criteria);
  • Two (2) identical passport photos (they do not need to be signed but the name and address of the photographer and the date the photos were taken must be indicated on the back of one photo); and
  • The required fees.

Important:

Your previous passport will be cancelled at the time you submit your application and can no longer be used for travel. If you submit a passport for renewal that contains a valid visa, you must indicate on the application form that you want the passport returned to you and advise us that the visa needs to remain intact (inform the agent verbally if you apply in person, or include a letter with an application submitted by mail or at a receiving agent).

Step 3

Submit the application:

Urgent request

If you plan to travel within the next 20 business days, apply in person at a Passport Canada office (You may pay an extra fee to expedite processing).

Adult general application (16 years of age and older)

Adult application (16 years of age and older)

Step 1

Complete the Adult General Passport Application (PPTC 153, PDF, 491 KB)

  • To save time, complete the form on your computer and then print it.
  • Sign each page.
  • Include the payment information (if paying by credit card).

Step 2

Include with the application:

Plus, extra documents (if applicable):

Important:

Your previous passport will be cancelled at the time you submit your application and can no longer be used for travel. If you submit a passport for renewal that contains a valid visa, you must indicate on the application form that you want the passport returned to you and advise us that the visa needs to remain intact (inform the agent verbally if you apply in person, or include a letter with an application submitted by mail or at a receiving agent).

Step 3

Next, have the guarantor:

  • Complete and sign the application form;
  • Sign one of the photos;; and
  • Sign a copy of the identity document (if applicable).

Step 4

Submit the application:

Urgent request

If you plan to travel within the next 20 business days, apply in person at a Passport Canada office (You may pay an extra fee to expedite processing).

Child application (under 16 years of age)

Child application (under 16 years of age)

Who may apply for a child’s passport?

  • One of the child’s parents;
  • The custodial parent in the case of separation or divorce; or
  • The legal guardian (proof of legal guardianship must be provided).

Step 1

Complete the Child General Passport Application (PPTC 155, PDF, 502 KB)

  • To save time, complete the form on your computer and then print it.
  • Sign each page.
  • Include the payment information (if paying by credit card).

Step 2

Include with the application:

Plus, extra documents (if applicable):

Step 3

Next, have the guarantor:

  • Complete and sign the application form; and
  • Sign one of the photos;.

Step 4

Submit the application:

Urgent request

If the child will travel within the next 20 business days, apply in person at a Passport Canada office (You may pay an extra fee to expedite processing).

Following the right steps will help your application process go as smoothly as possible. Once it’s ready, your passport and any original documents you submitted will be sent to you by traceable mail (unless you applied in person at a Passport Canada office and made arrangements to pick it up when you applied).

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Footnotes

Footnote 1

Canadians in the following regions must use the same forms and follow the same rules as Canadians in the United States: Bermuda, American Samoa, the Midway Islands, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

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