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The processing time for a passport application submitted abroad is 20 business days. This 20-day period only starts once we have a complete and accurate application and does not include postal delivery time.

Processing times may change depending on the volume of applications received and are not guaranteed. Complexity of routine verifications and security checks leads to longer processing times.


If you require a passport in exceptional circumstances, contact the nearest Government of Canada office that provides passport services.


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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