Canadian passports

IRCC has resumed using Canada Post mail services

Effective July 11, 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has resumed normal processing and shipping procedures using Canada Post mail services.

Applications submitted at a Passport Office or at a Service Canada Receiving Agent will be mailed to the address listed on your application.

If you submitted your application at a Passport Office and do not receive the passport by mail within 15 business days from the date of submission, you should return to the office where you applied to collect the passport.

If you paid for Urgent, Express or Pick-up service, you must pick up your passport at the location and on the date that was decided when you applied.

If you are submitting a new application, include your date of travel and email address if possible.

We are monitoring the Canada Post situation and will provide new instructions as needed.

For those affected by the Alberta wildfires:

Special measures are in place, including free replacements of passports and travel documents. Read the notice to find out more. If you don’t meet the requirements in the notice, call 1-800-567-6868.

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.


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.

Lost or stolen passports

Find out what to do if your passport is lost, damaged or stolen.

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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