Canadian passports

How to apply for a passport, processing times, service locations, new requirements and what to do if your passport is lost, stolen or damaged.


Wildfires in British Columbia

Special measures are in place to help those affected by the wildfires, including free replacement of citizenship and immigration documents. Read the notice.

Services and information

Renew your passport

How to renew, application forms, passport photos, processing times and how to pick up your passport

Apply for a new adult passport

How to apply, application forms, passport photos, processing times and how to pick up your passport

Apply for a passport for your child

Who can apply for a child's passport and what documents to include with the application

Change the sex on your passport

How to apply, application forms and what supporting documents you need

Get a passport photo

Find out what size your photo should be, what you can and can’t wear in passport photos and who can take a passport photo

Find a service location

Find a passport office, Service Canada or Canada Post receiving agent for in-person service

Passport security

What to do if your passport is lost or stolen, how to avoid identity theft and information for Canadian law enforcement

Travel advice and passport validity

Check travel advisories and how long your passport needs to be valid for the country you are visiting

Travel documents for non-Canadians

What you need to apply, how to apply, processing times and how to pick up your travel document

Official Travel: special and diplomatic passports

Learn about special and diplomatic passports and visa services for those travelling on official government business

What we are doing


About your passport

Find out about Canadian passports and the advantages of an ePassport.

Dual Canadian citizens: Fly to Canada with a valid CDN passport

Starting November 10, 2016, you will need a valid Canadian passport to board a flight to Canada.

Questions about passports?

Find quick and direct answers to your questions about Canadian passports, completing an application, and other travel information.

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