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.

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.

Renew your passport

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

Apply for a new adult passport

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

Apply for a passport for your child

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

Check processing times

How long it takes to process passport applications and travel documents, and information about urgent, express, weekend and statutory holiday service in Canada

Get a passport photo

Photo size, what you can and can’t wear 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

Check travel advisories and how long your passport needs to be valid for the country you are visiting

Find a form

Get the application forms you need to apply for a new passport or travel document for adults or children, to renew a passport, and more

Travel documents for non-Canadians

What you need to apply, how to apply, processing times and how to pick up your 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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