Check the status of your passport application

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See how long it may take us to process your application under normal circumstances.

Avoid waiting on the phone and request the status of your application online.

Answer a few questions to find out how.

Where did you apply?

  • In Canada

    How did you apply

    • In person

      What did you apply for?

      • Adult passport
      • Child’s passport
    • By mail

      What did you apply for?

      • Adult passport
      • Child’s passport
  • Outside Canada

    What did you apply for?

    • Adult passport
    • Child’s passport

Adult passport: Submitted in person

 Due to high volumes, processing times may take longer than usual.

To check your application status:

  • wait at least 5 business days after you submit your application
  • submit a request using our online form
    • We’ll get back to you with your application status in 3 or more days.

We’re getting a high number of status requests. In some cases, it may take us longer than 3 days to process them.

If you’ve already made a request, do not submit another one. Resubmitting may cause more delays.

Child’s passport: Submitted in person

 Due to high volumes, processing times may take longer than usual.

To check your application status:

  • wait at least 5 business days after you submit your application
  • submit a request using our online form
    • We’ll get back to you with your application status in 3 or more days.

We’re getting a high number of status requests. In some cases, it may take us longer than 3 days to process them.

If you’ve already made a request, do not submit another one. Resubmitting may cause more delays.

Adult passport: Sent by mail

 Due to high volumes, processing times may take longer than usual.

To check your application status:

  • wait at least 20 business days after you submit your application
  • submit a request using our online form
    • We’ll get back to you with your application status in 3 or more days.

We’re getting a high number of status requests. In some cases, it may take us longer than 3 days to process them.

If you’ve already made a request, do not submit another one. Resubmitting may cause more delays.

Child’s passport: Sent by mail

 Due to high volumes, processing times may take longer than usual.

To check your application status:

  • wait at least 20 business days after you submit your application
  • submit a request using our online form
    • We’ll get back to you with your application status in 3 or more days.

We’re getting a high number of status requests. In some cases, it may take us longer than 3 days to process them.

If you’ve already made a request, do not submit another one. Resubmitting may cause more delays.

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