Documents to support identity
As of October 20, 2014, there will be new requirements for what you can show as proof of identity when applying for a passport, and what to provide when assuming a new surname or when legally changing your name on your passport. Find out how these requirements affect your adult passport application.
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- 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.
- Footnote 2
A previous Canadian passport may be used as supporting identification as long as all the following conditions are met:
- the passport is either still valid, or is being submitted up to one year after its expiry date;
- the passport is submitted with the application form. You must submit the original passport if it is still valid. If it is expired (for no more than one year), we will accept the original passport or a photocopy that is certified by the guarantor; and
- the name indicated in the passport is the same as the one on the application form.
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