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.

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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

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 or Service Canada receiving agent for in-person service

Change the sex on your passport

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

Passport security

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

Change the name on your passport

How to change your name on your passport and what documents you need to submit

Get certified copies

How to get certified true copies of your passport or other travel documents

Travel advice and passport validity

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

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Travel documents for non-Canadian

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

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