Passport services - COVID-19
The Government of Canada has started to gradually resume some passport services in Canada.
Note: You can apply for a passport by mail.
Travelling in less than 30 days
If you have an immediate need for a passport or are travelling in less than 30 days with proof of travel, you must schedule an in-person appointment by:
- using the eServiceCanada portal, or
- calling the Passport Call Centre at 1-800-567-6868
You can expect longer than normal processing times due to:
- high demand, and
- measures to safeguard the health and safety of you and our employees
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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