Renew a passport in Canada: Get it by the end of the next business day

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  • Complete your form, and get your supporting documents, passport photos and proof you need the passport.
  • Go to a passport office with urgent pick-up service.
    • There’s an additional fee for this.
  • Don’t book an appointment.
  • Don’t go to a regular Service Canada Centre.

Who can renew their passport

Only adult passports can be renewed. If you’re under 16, you need to apply for a new child passport.

If you’re 16 or older, find out if you can renew your passport(opens in a new tab) .

You can now renew your passport even if it’s expired, damaged, lost or stolen.

You can renew your expired, damaged, lost or stolen passport if

  • it was issued within 15 years of the date you apply, and
  • you meet all the other requirements

Get the forms and instructions to apply

Answer the questions below. We’ll then

  • give you all the forms you need
  • tell you how to submit your application

You need to contact us as soon as possible to report the theft or loss of your previous passport.

How to renew a passport by the end of the next business day (including on a weekend or statutory holiday)

  1. Complete the form
  2. Get all the required documents and your passport photos
  3. Find 2 references
  4. Submit your application and pay your fees

    or

    Call us and pay the fees (weekend or statutory holiday)

  5. Get your passport

1. Complete the form

To save time, complete the form on your computer. Sign each page of the application.

Include your email address on the form so we can contact you if needed.

If your passport is lost or stolen but still valid

Since your passport is still valid, you also need to

If your passport is damaged but still valid

Since your passport is still valid, you also need to add a complete declaration concerning a lost, stolen, inaccessible, damaged or found Canadian travel document (PDF, 1.33 MB) to your application.

If your passport has a valid visa in it

Tell us on your form if you need the visa and want your original passport back. If you don’t, the visa could be damaged when the previous passport is cancelled.

Instructions and tips

  • To save time, complete the form on your computer.
  • Read the instructions at the end of the form to make sure you complete it properly.
  • Sign each page of the application.
  • If the term “mother’s surname” doesn’t apply to you
    • cross it out on the form and write “parent’s surname at birth”
    • fill in the field with the surname (last name) at birth of 1 parent
      and
    • write your initials in the margin

 Avoid this mistake

Don’t forget to tell us if you want a 5 or 10 year passport under section 4 of the form (Period of validity).

2. Get all the required documents and your passport photos

You need to include the following with your application:

  • the following 3 pieces of information:
    • the date your passport was issued
    • the date it expired
    • its passport number
  • your most recent passport, if it’s still valid
  • 2 identical passport photos
    • On the back of one of the photos, the photographer must write
      • their name
      • their complete address and
      • the date the photos were taken
    • Read the full photo requirements for more information.

All your documents must be in either English or French. If a document is in another language, you must provide an official translation.

3. Find 2 references

You need to include 2 references to include on your application.

  • They must have known you for at least 2 years.
  • They cannot be a family member.

4. Submit your application and pay your fees

If you need your passport by end of next business day

Go to a passport office with urgent pick-up(opens in new tab)  for walk-in service. You do not need an appointment.

Paying your fees

Your fees depend on what services you’re getting and how you’re applying.

Fees and methods of payment for in-Canada applications (opens in a new tab)

You won’t receive a refund for the service fee if you

  • cancel your application
  • are refused a travel document
  • are issued a passport for a shorter validity period than requested
    • For example, if we issue a passport that’s valid for less than 5 years, despite you applying for a 5- or 10-year passport.
      • This may happen if you’ve lost your passport multiple times.

Only the consular fees, which apply to all adult applications, are refundable if a passport is not issued.

4. Call us and pay the fees (weekend or statutory holiday)

Call us ahead of time at 1-800-567-6868 to find out how to submit the application. Our agents answer calls Monday to Friday

  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (your local time)
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Newfoundland)
  • except for statutory holidays

You must provide proof that you need the passport.

Paying your fees

Your fees depend on what services you’re getting and how you’re applying.

To get the weekend or statutory holiday service, you need to pay an additional $355.

Fees for family members using the weekend or statutory holiday service

If you need the weekend or holiday service for your family members at the same time, you need to pay an urgent service fee of $110 per family member.

For example, if you apply for a 10-year passport for yourself and a 5-year passport for your child, the fees will be

  • $160 for your passport
  • $355 for your weekend or statutory holiday service
  • $57 for the child’s passport
  • $110 for the child’s urgent service
Fees and methods of payment for in-Canada applications (opens in a new tab) 

You won’t receive a refund for the service fee if you

  • cancel your application
  • are refused a travel document
  • are issued a passport for a shorter validity period than requested
    • For example, if we issue a passport that’s valid for less than 5 years, despite you applying for a 5- or 10-year passport.
      • This may happen if you’ve lost your passport multiple times.

Only the consular fees, which apply to all adult applications, are refundable if a passport is not issued.

5. Get your passport

The pickup date will be indicated on your receipt.

You can send someone else to pick up your passport if they have

  • valid identification and
  • something in writing from you saying they’re allowed to

NEXUS cardholders

When you get your new passport, make sure your personal information is up to date in the Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) System.

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