Canadian passports and travel documents

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

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Find out which passport and travel document services are available, including how to

  • apply
  • check the status of your application
  • contact us


Get a passport or travel document

Apply for a new adult passport

How to apply, forms, photos and documents to include

Renew your passport (adults)

Who can renew, how to apply, photos, forms and references

Apply for a passport for your child

Who can apply, how to apply, photos and documents to include

Apply for a refugee travel document or certificate of identity

Get a travel document for non-Canadians, forms, photos and document list

Find a form

Passport and travel document forms

Get a photo

Size, what to wear and who can take a passport photo

Apply for a special or diplomatic passport

Get a passport and visa for official Government of Canada travel

Get certified true copies

Get a certified reproduction of part of your passport or travel document

Change the name on your passport or travel document

Reapply due to adoption, a relationship status change or a legal name change, or to reclaim an Indigenous name

Change the gender identifier on your passport or travel document

How to apply and documents you need to submit

Safety and security

What to do if your passport is lost or stolen

Who to contact and how to replace your passport

Protect your child’s safety

How to flag a child in our system to stop unauthorized passport applications

Protect yourself from passport fraud and identity theft

Keep your personal information safe

Get help abroad

Get passport services at embassies and consulates abroad


Dual Canadian citizens need a valid Canadian passport

You need a valid Canadian passport to board a flight to Canada

Travel advice and passport validity

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

ArriveCAN mobile app

Speed up your arrival process in Canada and spend less time with border and health officers

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