Applying for a special or diplomatic passport

How do I apply for a special or diplomatic passport?

Find out the steps to apply for a special or diplomatic passport.

How much does an official passport cost?

The fee for a Canadian special or diplomatic passport is C$225. An additional fee of C$90 per visa applies for processing a visa application. Certain foreign missions may require additional fees.

What documents do I need to provide when applying for an official passport?

Find out what documents you need to submit for a special or diplomatic passport.

I am being posted abroad. What do I need to submit along with my official passport application?

For clients from the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces:

 For clients from all other departments:

  • When applying for a diplomatic passport, you must submit a Global Affairs Canada Posting Confirmation Form (PCF).
  • When applying for a special passport, you must submit a letter signed by your department clearly stating:
    • the purpose of the trip,
    • the cities and countries that you will be visiting, and
    • the dates of travel.
I am being posted abroad. Can an official passport be issued to my spouse and dependant(s)?

Yes, they may be eligible for an official passport. Please contact Official Travel for more information.

What is a Travel Authority and Advance form?

Each department has their own version of the Travel Authority and Advance form (TAA), which must clearly state:

  • the purpose of the trip,
  • the cities and countries that you will be visiting, and
  • the dates of travel.
How do I renew my official passport?

You can use the simplified process to renew an official passport, if a passport has previously been issued to you. Find out how to apply.

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