Get urgent or emergency passport services
We have new measures to help manage wait times at passport offices in Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Montreal and Vancouver. We’ll prioritize those who need a passport within 48 hours. We’ll make arrangements for people with longer term travel plans to be served at other locations.
On this page
- Urgent and express services in Canada
- Emergency weekend or statutory holiday service (in Canada only)
- Showing proof of travel
- Urgent services outside Canada
Urgent and express services in Canada
If you need a passport in less than 10 business days, we offer urgent and express passport services at certain locations in Canada.
To request these services, you must apply in person.
Service fees and processing times
For urgent or express service, you’ll need to pay an additional service fee along with the regular passport fee. These services include
- urgent pick-up
- Fee: CAN$110
- Processing time: by the end of the next business day
- express pick-up
- Fee: CAN$50
- Processing time: within 2 to 9 business days
A passport officer will tell you the date of your pick-up when you apply.
How to apply
Once you’ve gathered what you need for your application, the next step and the cost of service depends on when you need your passport.
If you need your passport within 2 business days
If you need your passport in 2 business days or less
Go to a passport office (Service Canada Centre – Passport Services)(opens in new tab) for walk-in service. You do not need an appointment.
You’ll have to pay either the urgent pick-up or express pick-up fee.
If you need your passport in less than 10 business days
You can now book your appointment online (opens in a new tab).
For this service, you’ll pay the express pick-up fee.
We aren’t liable for any losses if we can’t deliver the passport in time for your travel. We recommend you do not finalize any travel plans until you get your passport.
Emergency weekend or statutory holiday service (in Canada only)
If you need your passport over the weekend or on a statutory holiday, call 1-800-567-6868.
This service is only
- for emergencies and
- if you have to travel over that specific weekend or statutory holiday
If you meet these requirements, you must make sure all of your required documents are ready, including your
- completed application form
- passport photos
- valid proof of travel showing you’re travelling before the end of the next business day
Fees for the weekend or statutory holiday service
A passport we issue over the weekend or on statutory holidays will cost CAN$335 in addition to the other regular passport fees.
For example, if you apply for a 10-year passport, the fee will be $160 plus another $335 for the weekend or statutory holiday service.
There may be other fees, such as the fee for replacing a lost or stolen passport, added to this total.
Paying these service fees does not guarantee we’ll issue you a passport. For example, if there are security concerns when processing your application, we may not issue you a passport within your timelines.
Fees for family members using the weekend or statutory holiday service
If you submit applications for other members of your family at the same time, an urgent service fee (CAN$110) will be added to the regular passport fee for each family member’s application.
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
- $335 for your weekend or statutory holiday service
- $57 for the child’s passport
- $110 for the child’s urgent service
Showing proof of travel
You must provide proof of travel for urgent service. You may also need to provide it for express service, depending on your situation.
Proof of travel can be
- an airline, bus or train ticket
- a written declaration, if travelling by car
- a travel itinerary showing proof of payment
- proof of illness or death in the family requiring immediate travel
Depending on the reason for your travel, you may need to show further proof that your situation is urgent.
Urgent services outside Canada
If you’re outside Canada and need emergency passport services, contact the nearest Government of Canada office abroad. They’ll decide if you qualify for urgent services.
If you need urgent help while abroad, request emergency assistance.
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