How to apply for an adult passport in Canada

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We have new measures to help manage wait times at passport offices in Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Gatineau and Quebec City. We’ll prioritize those who need a passport within 48 hours. We’ll make arrangements for people with longer term travel plans to be served at other locations.

A Canadian passport is a travel document that Canadian citizens can apply for.

If you already have an adult passport, you may be able to renew your adult passport. Renewing a passport is simpler than applying for a new one.

Find out if you should renew your passport instead of applying for a new one.

If you’re under 16, you need to apply for a child’s passport.

When do you need a passport?

2 business days or less

Apply for a urgent passport services

3 to 45 business days

Apply for a passport in 3 to 45 business days

46 business days or more

  • Go to any Service Canada Centre
  • By appointment or walk-in
  • You can also apply by mail
  • Processing may take longer than usual

Apply for a passport in 46 business days or more

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