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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Urgent passport requests

If you need a passport within the next 2 business days, please visit a specialized passport site that offers urgent pick-up service. Proof of travel or need is required.

Travelling within the next 45 business days

You must apply in person at a one of the 35 passport sites. A proof of travel or need is required.

Appointments are recommended as walk-in service is offered only if capacity allows. Please book your appointment online at eServiceCanada.

Note: It may take up to 2 weeks, plus mailing time. Some offices offer urgent and/or express and regular pick-up services.

You must also apply at one of these offices if:

  • only 1 parent of a child signs the application form unless:
    • there is only 1 parent listed on the child’s birth certificate or proof of parentage document
    • you submit a death certificate for the other parent

Travelling beyond the next 45 business days

You can apply:

Appointments are recommended as walk-in service is offered only if capacity allows. Please book your appointment online at eServiceCanada.

Note: It may take up to 13 weeks plus mailing time if you apply by mail or at a Service Canada Centre.

Find a specialized passport site in your area (Service Canada Centre – Passport Service)

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Booking an appointment online through eServiceCanada

In accessing eServiceCanada from your computer, tablet or cellphone, you can book your appointment online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Processing times

For a passport application submitted:

  • in person at passport site (Service Canada Centre – Passport Service): It may take up to 2 weeks, plus mailing time
  • in person at a Service Canada Centre or by mail: It may take up to 13 weeks, plus mailing time

Mailing times vary across the country.

Statistics

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

Forms

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 check the frequently asked questions on the Canadian passports and travel documents website.

If you live outside Canada or the United States, visit the Canadian passports and travel documents website.

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