Passport services - COVID-19

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

The Government of Canada has resumed some passport services in Canada.

Note: You can apply for a passport by mail.

Expedited services

If you need a passport in the next 2 business days, please call the Passport Call Centre at 1‑800-567-6868.

If you have an immediate need for a passport, please schedule an in-person appointment by:

For any in-person passport service, a proof of travel or need will be required.

All other passport requests should be submitted by mail.

You can visit Canadian passports to learn more and find out how to apply.

Simplified renewal process

If your passport expired on or after February 1, 2019, you can now use the simplified renewal process within 2 years after the expiry date. The simplified renewal process allows you to submit a shorter form without resubmitting your citizenship documents and a guarantor declaration.


As Service Canada Centres gradually reopen, services available will be limited. Walk-in passport services remain unavailable until further notice. You can continue to visit the Service Canada website for the latest updates.

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