Notice – Passport Canada – Improvements to passport services for Canadians abroad
December 9, 2013 — As of December 9, 2013, Canadian passport applicants outside Canada seeking a guarantor will now have the option of choosing:
- an adult with a valid or recently expired Canadian passport (less than a year); or
- a member of an expanded list of a variety of occupations listed below.
These changes will make it easier to find an acceptable guarantor. Canadians outside Canada will have more options, including selecting a guarantor from a new list that will include occupations found around the world. If you prefer to choose a guarantor from the list of occupations below, they do not need to be Canadian citizens.
The new list consists of the following occupations:
- Medical doctor
- Dean/head of university or college
- Notary public
- Police officer
- Signing officer of a bank or trust company or of a financial institution that offers a full range of banking services (cash withdrawals, deposits, savings)
Applicants may use previous versions of application forms and the current guarantor list until February 10, 2014.
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