Passports for children

All Canadian children, from newborns to age 16, need their own passport to travel. Your child’s passport will be valid for a maximum of 5 years. A child’s passport is valid until it reaches its expiry date, even after the child turns 16.

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.

NEXUS cardholdersMake sure your child’s personal information is up to date.

Services and information

Apply for a child’s passport

Forms, required documents and how to submit your application and pay your fees

Apply for a passport for an adopted or foster child

Forms, required documents and how to submit your application and pay your fees

Get a child’s passport photo

Photo size, what can and cannot be worn in passport photos and who can take a passport photo

Pick up a child’s passport

Where to collect the passport if you do not want it mailed to you and what to do when you receive it

Child safety

How to flag your child in our system, forms and legal requirements


About your passport

Find out how to take good Canadian passport photos for babies.

Travelling with Children

All the information you need to travel safely with children, from consent letters to tips on international adoption.

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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