Canadian passports

We have new measures to help manage wait times at passport offices in Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Gatineau and Quebec City. We’ll prioritize those who need a passport within 48 hours. We’ll make arrangements for people with longer term travel plans to be served at other locations.

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How and when to apply for a passport in Canada

Find out how and when to apply for a passport

Find a passport office or a Service Canada Centre offering 10-day processing in your area


British Columbia


New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia


Prince Edward Island




Booking an appointment online through eServiceCanada

Access eServiceCanada from your computer, tablet or cellphone to book your passport appointment online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Service standards

Our service standards detail how long it takes us to process your application.


Get Passport Program statistics

Payment information

You can pay your application fees by:

  • certified cheque or money order (postal or bank) made payable to the Receiver General for Canada
  • credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express)
  • debit card

Note: Debit may not be available at all Service Canada Scheduled Outreach Sites. The Find a Service Canada Office application will indicate if the Scheduled Outreach Site nearest you accepts debit.


Application forms are available on the web page Find a passport or travel document form.

If you meet certain criteria, you can renew your passport using the Simplified Renewal Application Process.

Check the status of your application

If you have applied within the last 20 business days

Wait more than 20 business days before reaching out to the Passport Program.

If you submitted your application more than 20 business days ago

Submit a status request through this secure online form.

Note: Information regarding a submitted passport application will only be released to the applicant.

More information

Please read our frequently asked questions on applying for a passport.

If you live outside Canada or the United States, visit the Canadian passports: Applying from abroad.

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