Apply for a Canadian Passport
Once you become a Canadian citizen, you can apply for a Canadian passport. The valid period of the passport is 5 years and cannot be renewed or extended. Therefore, you only need to apply for the passport if you are about to travel abroad soon (excluding U.S.).

The processing time to obtain the passport is normally 10 working days. Urgent(next day) or express(2-9 days) service are available too. The fee is $85 for normal service, plus $70 or $30 for urgent or express service.

Documents required are:
  1. Completed and signed application form.

  2. Two identical passport photos taken within the last 12 months.

  3. The application form and one photo signed by an eligible guarantor.

  4. Original proof of Canadian citizenship.

  5. Any previous Canadian travel document issued to you within the last five years such as a passport, a certificate of identity or a travel document.

  6. At least one document to support your identity with your current name and signature, such as a driver's licence, a provincial health care card, an old age security card, etc.

  7. Your place of birth must be provided on the application form. If you do not wish the place of birth to appear in the passport, submit a written request. Be sure to contact the consulate or embassy of every country you plan to visit to ensure that you will be admitted if the passport does not include your place of birth.

  8. If you were accepted into the United States as a permanent resident before February 15, 1977, you must indicate on your application form the number and date of issue of your Alien Registration Card (green or pink card). Include a copy of this card with your application form.

  9. Pay the appropriate passport fee in your financial institution(such as a bank).


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