Passports for children

All Canadian children, from newborns to age 16, require their own passport to travel. Children may only be issued a passport with a maximum validity of 5 years. A child’s passport remains valid until it reaches its expiry date, even after the child turns 16.

Our website has moved to Canada.ca

The passport information has been moved to Canada.ca. This change makes it easier for you to find the passport information you need.

Services and information

Apply for a child’s passport

Forms, required documents, how to submit your application, and paying your fees.

Apply for a passport for an adopted or foster child

Forms, required documents, how to submit your application, and paying your fees.

Get a child’s passport photo

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

Check processing times

Passport applications, travel documents, urgent service, and express service

Pick up a child’s passport

Where to collect the passport if you do not want it mailed to you and what to do when you receive it.

Prepare for travel and keep your passport safe

Travel advice and advisories, health and safety, border waiting times, and visas.

Child safety

Adding a child’s name to a System Lookout List (for a parent concerned that someone else may apply for a passport for their child).

Features

About your passport

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

Tips for completing your passport application

Tips to help you submit a complete and correct passport application.

Help Centre

Find answers to your passport application questions.

 
 
 
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