A Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally accepted travel and identification document for Canadians who travel abroad. Issued to Canadian citizens only, a Canadian passport reflects the identity of the applicant as determined by documentary evidence of citizenship and documents to support identity.


The Application Process

Canadians 16 years of age or over must submit the Adult General Passport Appliction to obtain a passport. Children under 16 years of age must submit the Child General Passport Application and have an individual passport.


You can apply to obtain a Canadian passport either in person or by mail.


Application forms are available at:


  • a Passport Canada service location;
  • a participating Canada Post office; and
  • a participating Service Canada Centre.


Service locations are listed on the website at

Canadians living in the USA who require a passport must contact the nearest Canadian government office. Canadian government offices in the USA are listed on the website at


To apply by mail, the application form must be completed and sent to the following address:


By Mail                                                                       By Courier

Passport Canada                                                         Passport Canada

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada       22 de VarennesBuilding, 22 de Varennes Street

Gatineau, QC                                                              Gatineau, QC

K1A 0G3                                                                    J8T 8R1

Canada                                                                                    Canada


What Other Documents are Required

The applicant must submit the following documents together with the completed and signed application form:


  • two (2) identical passport photos taken within the last 12 months;
  • proof of Canadian citizenship (no copies or certified copies);
  • documents to support identity;
  • any Canadian passport or travel document issued to the applicant within the last five (5) years; and
  • an application form and one of the photos certified by a guarantor.


Other Important Information


Each applicant must have an eligible passport guarantor. A guarantor is a person other than yourself who can confirm your identity. The applicant must know the guarantor for at least two (2) years.

More information regarding the eligibility of a guarantor can be found on the


Fees and the Processing Times

For Canadians living in Canada the application fee is $87 Canadian dollars. For Canadians living in the USAthe application fee is $97 Canadian dollars.


Every person requesting a passport must pay the fee. This fee is non-refundable.


The current processing times are from 10 to 20 business days.


Refusal or Revocation of Passport

Passport Canada may refuse to issue a passport to, and may revoke the passport of a person who disobeys the Canadian Passport Order. The grounds for refusal are:


  • providing false information in the passport application process;
  • being charged with a commission of serious offence;
  • being convicted of a passport offence under the Criminal Code or the equivalent abroad;
  • using the passport to commit a serious offence in Canada or abroad;
  • permitting another person to use the passport; or
  • obtaining the passport by means of false or misleading information.


Seeking the Advice of a Professional

If you have decided it is time to seek the advice of a professional ensure to email us your contact information and one of our lawyers will contact you promptly.



Nothing on this website constitutes legal advice. If you face a legal issue, you should take specific legal advice from a lawyer before taking any action. Three60Legal takes every reasonable step to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. However, Three60Legal accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising in any way from the use of this site.



Three60 Legal is comprised of both Canadian lawyers and US attorneys providing legal services in all areas of the law including, business law, immigration law, employment law, family law, personal injury law, human rights law, criminal law, international law, labour law, tax law, real estate law, property law, divorce law, alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, franchise law, entertainment law, sports law, insurance law, copyright law, trademarks, patent law and wills and estates law.  Law offices are located in Toronto,Mississauga, Brampton, North York and Markham.

After you have typed in some text, hit ENTER to start searching...