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.

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

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


About your passport

Find out about Canadian passports and the advantages of an ePassport.

Protect yourself from passport fraud

Find out how to protect yourself from fraud when applying for a passport.

Passport Help Centre

Find quick and direct answers to your questions about Canadian passports, completing an application, and other travel information.

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