Special or diplomatic passport (adult): How to apply for an official passport

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1. Get your documents ready

You need to include these documents with your application:

If you’re an employee of Global Affairs Canada, submit an Agreement regarding continued custody of diplomatic passport – PPTC 446 (PDF, 1.07 MB).

You may need extra documents if

2. Complete the application form

Remember to

3. Find out if you need a visa

If you’re travelling to a country that requires a visa, add 3 to 45 business days (depending on the country) to the 15 business days it takes for us to process your passport application. Each country sets its own visa requirements and processing times. We have no influence over the time it takes a foreign mission to issue a visa.

Find out if you need a visa

4. Pay the fees

Special or diplomatic passport: $225

Visa: $90 per visa (if required)

If you’re applying to travel on official government business or you’re representing the Government of Canada abroad for

If none of the above apply to you, you do not need to complete a billing form. Just submit your application. We’ll let you know if we need anything else from you.

5. Submit your application

You can apply by mail, in-person walk-in or contact us for an in-person appointment.

By mail, by courier or by messenger

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

Address for applicants from National Defence

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

Address for all other applicants


In person

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

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

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