Apply for a passport – adults

All new Canadian passports issued are 36-page passports. To apply for an adult passport, you must be 16 years of age or over.

Canada Post services across Canada may be affected by ongoing delays in service from continued labour negotiations.

Our processes will be unaffected though you may experience delays in:

If you’re planning on traveling to Canada or submitting an application (including for a passport or other travel document), apply early.

If you are travelling within the next six weeks, apply for a regular Canadian passport in person at a Passport Office, or send your passport or non-Canadian travel document application by courier.

Visit Canada Post for more information before sending any application by mail. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

Services and information

Find out if you can renew your passport

Find out about eligibility requirements for passport renewals, how your current or previous passport affects whether you can renew

How to apply for a new passport

What documents you need to submit, forms and where to apply

Get your passport photo

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

Change the sex on your passport

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

Pay your fees

Learn about fees and payment information for new passports, expedited processing and administrative services

Change your name on your passport

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

Pick up your passport

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

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