Welcome to ServiceCanadaPassport.ca

This blogsite is created by a team of knowledgeable passport service program experts. Our goal is to provide general information on Canadian passport program and offers helpful resource for their Canadian Passport application.

ServiceCanadaPassport.ca is not affiliated with Service Canada or Passport Canada, therefore we do not have access to your personal claim information.

Adult General Application – Canada

Note to NEXUS cardholders – Make sure your personal information is up to date!   Complete the application form To save time, complete the form on your computer. Sign each page of the application. Download the adult passport application (PPTC 153)   Instructions and tips Read the instructions at the end of the form to make sure...

Single name on passport

***IMPORTANT NOTICE*** The XXX naming policy no longer applies to future passport applicants. Please contact Service Canada – Passport Services for futher details. Important information on how to interpret the XXX in the given name field of a Canadian passport.  Passport Canada is aware that their naming policy may pose an issue for individuals with...

Urgent Passport Application

Urgent Passport Application

Adult Simplified Renewal Passport Application

Adult Simplified Renewal Passport Application

Digital Canadian passport photos

The digital passport program is currently only available for selected applicants. For general passport applicants, please use the photo requirements for a paper application. Photo requirements Your passport photo must be taken in person by a commercial photographer no more than 6 months before the date you submit your application Your photo must have your face and shoulders centered and...

Quick way to check Passport Canada wait times

Quick way to check Passport Canada wait times

Processing Time – Submitted by mail

Passport application processing time Your passport application processing time varies depending on the type of application and the time period you applied. Sometimes, due to the high volume of applications, the passport processing time may be delayed by a couple of business days. Please ensure not to finalize any travel plans until you successfully received...

Proof of travel for urgent passport request

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 one of the following:  an airline, bus or train ticket a written declaration, if travelling by car a travel itinerary showing proof of payment proof of illness or...

Canada Day Holiday Passport Canada Office Closure

Canada Day Holiday Passport Canada Office Closure

Translation of documents with passport application

All documents submitted with the passport application(s) must be in French or English. If the document(s) is/are not in French or English, it must be translated and the passport applicant must also submit the Statutory Declaration for Translators (PPTC 659) form. Click here. You must submit both: the original document in the original language and the...

Release of digital Canadian citizenship certificate

The Government of Canada will start implementing the digital version of the Canadian Citizenship Certificate starting June 27, 2022. The e-certificate is a valid proof of Canadian citizenship. If you have participated in the pilot project and have received an e-certificate, you can  download, save and print the e-certificate  use it to access services and benefits the...

List of Passport Canada offices

Below is a list of Service Canada Centre – Passport Service (formerly known as Passport Canada office) These are dedicated Canadian passport processing and printing office. You may need to visit these office if you have urgent passport application request. Alberta Calgary Centre Service Canada Centre and Passport Services Edmonton Service Canada Centre – Passport...

How to book passport appointment online

How to book passport appointment online

4 quick steps to speak to Passport Canada agent

4 quick steps to speak to Passport Canada agent

Passport application fee in Canada

Passport application fee in Canada