Special or diplomatic passport (adult): How to renew your official passport

You can renew your special or diplomatic passport if the passport:

If you’re eligible, follow these steps to renew your official passport.

1. Get your documents ready

You need to include these documents with your application:

You may need extra documents if:

2. 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

3. Fill out the application form

Complete the adult simplified renewal special or diplomatic application form (PPTC 638) (PDF, 1.6MB).

4. Pay the fees

Special or diplomatic passport: $225

Visa: $90 per visa (if required).

For Departments and Agencies: Complete and include the Passport Information Billing form (PPTC 467) (PDF, 64KB).

For Crown Corporations: Complete and include the Credit Card Payment Authorization form (PPTC 084) (PDF, 98KB).

5. Submit your application

Submit a complete application to avoid delays

Before you submit your application, check that it’s complete. If your application is incomplete, we return it to you without processing it. This may cause travel delays.

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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