Canadian passports

Find out how to apply for a Canadian passport, check processing times for passport applications, find service locations, learn about new requirements, and see what to do if your passport is lost, stolen or damaged.


Flying in a few days or at the airport without a Canadian passport?

You can apply for a special authorization that, if approved, will allow you to board your flight with your valid non-Canadian passport.

This special authorization is available until January 31, 2017. See Dual Canadian citizens need a Canadian passport.

For future travel, make sure to travel with a Canadian passport. Apply soon. It can take time to get a Canadian passport.

Apply for a new passport (adults)

How to apply, application forms, passport photos, processing times and picking up your passport

Renew your passport

How to apply, application forms, passport photos, processing times and picking up your passport

Passports for children

Who can apply for a child's passport and what documents to include with the application

Check processing times

Passport applications, travel documents, urgent, express, weekend and statutory holiday service in Canada

Get a passport photo

Photo size, what can and cannot be worn in passport photos and who can take a passport photo.

Find a service location

Find a passport office, Service Canada or Canada Post receiving agent for in-person service.

Passport security

What to do if your passport is lost or stolen, how to protect yourself from identity theft, and information for Canadian law enforcement.

Travel advice and passport validity

Your passport may have to be valid for up to six months after the date you enter the country you will be visiting. Check the passport validity requirements by country here.

Find a form

Application forms to apply for a new passport, renewing a passport, passports for children, travel documents and other administrative services.

Travel documents for non-Canadians

Find application forms and read the eligibility requirements for those who need a travel document.

Official Travel - special and diplomatic passports

Special and diplomatic passports and visa services for those travelling on official government business.

Contact the Passport Program

Submit general inquiries, feedback, compliments and complaints, and request the status of your application.

What we are doing

Canada's passport program issues secure travel documents to Canadians. This helps make travelling easier and contributes to international and domestic security.

About your passport

Find out about Canadian passports and the advantages of an ePassport.

Dual Canadian citizens: Fly to Canada with a valid CDN passport

Starting November 10, 2016, you will need a valid Canadian passport to board a flight to Canada.

Questions about passports?

Find quick and direct answers to your questions about Canadian passports, completing an application, and other travel information.

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