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How and when to apply for a passport in Canada
Find a passport service location near you
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.
Our service standards detail how long it takes us to process your application.
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
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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