Frequently asked questions

Question

What if my passport expires while I am outside Canada?

Answer

You should not travel with a passport that will expire during your trip or shortly after your planned return. Some countries will not allow you to enter if your passport is set to expire shortly after your planned return date. To find out more about entry requirements, consult the Government of Canada office abroad of the country you intend to visit.

To avoid difficulties while travelling, we recommend that you obtain a new passport before leaving if there is any chance that your passport could expire during your travels.

If you are a Canadian citizen residing outside Canada, you should apply at the nearest Government of Canada office abroad.

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