Apply – renew a special or diplomatic passport

This section contains information for representatives of the Government of Canada, and people travelling on Government of Canada-related business.

You can renew your official passport using the simplified renewal form (PDF, 640.2KB) if you already have an official passport that:

  • has the same name, place of birth, date of birth, and sex as your current application
  • was issued when you were at least 16 years old using an adult passport application form
  • was issued with a validity period of five-year or less than five years for reasons unrelated to integrity concerns
  • is not damaged and has never been reported lost or stolen
  • is still valid or expired less than one year ago

Before you apply

Find out if you need a visa for the country you are travelling to, what the visa requirements are and what documents to send.

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Gather the required documents

To renew an official passport, include the following documents with your application:

  • your previous official passport, if it is in your possession
  • two identical passport photos taken by a commercial photographer within the last six months
    • a guarantor isn’t required
    • on the back of one photo the photographer must write:
      • the photographer’s name and address, including the postal code
      • the date the photo was taken
  • the annex to a passport application received at Official Travel form (PPTC 507) (PDF, 1.02MB)
  • a copy of one of the following documents:
    • the signed Travel Authority and Advance form
    • the Posting Confirmation Form (PCF)
    • a signed letter from your department
    • DND (Department of National Defence) / CAF (Canadian Armed Forces)-specific forms, if applicable
  • a detailed flight itinerary, if applicable
  • any additional forms you may need to submit if you also need a visa

You may need extra documents if you are:

Fill out the application form

Pay the fees

  • Official passport: $225
  • Visa (if applicable): $90

Complete and include the passport information billing form (PPTC 467) (PDF, 57.58KB).

Submit your application

Submit your application in person, by mail, by courier or by messenger to:

Passport Program Official Travel
Place du Centre
200 promenade du Portage, Commercial Level 2
Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4B7

Use a certified courier or traceable mail service to reduce the delivery time of your application and help protect your documents.

DND clients can send their application by mail to:

DND/Official Travel section (passports)
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K2

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