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 and Edmonton. 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 up to 9 weeks, plus mail time

Apply for a passport in 46 business days or more

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