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Download Adult Renewal Form

Adult Simplified Renewal Passport Application form (PPTC 054)

Passport Canada allows passport holders to renew their adult passport within 1 year after the expiry. However, due to delays caused by COVID-19 restrictions, you are now able to renew your adult passport after 1 year expiry if:

  1. You were 16 years of age or older when you applied for your last Canadian passport.
  2. You last passport was valid for either 5 or 10 years.
  3. You passport expired on or after February 1, 2019.
  4. You are not changing your name, date of birth, place of birth or gender on the new passport.
  5. Your current expired passport is not damaged or declared lost or stolen to Passport Canada.

(You may renew your passport 1 year before expiry)

For any other circumstances, please visit Passport Canada’s website to find out your eligibility for renewal. Click here.


To renew your passport, you’ll need to

  • fill out an application form
  • get your supporting documents and passport photos
  • you will also need 2 references to include on your application. Your references must have known you for at least two years.
  • find out how to submit your application and fees
  • send your old passport with your application (if apply by mail) / if in person, the old passport will be cancelled and cannot be used for travel anymore
  • Gather all necessary documents and get your passport photo

    Include the following documents with your application form:

    • your most recent passport
      • This is so Passport Canada can cancel it.
      • You can’t travel with a cancelled passport or travel document.
    • 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.

    You must submit all documents in either English or French. If a document is in another language, you must provide an official translation.


How to renew your adult passport in Canada

General tips and instructions

Passport Canada recommends that you don’t finalize any travel plans until you get your passport.

  1. The passport renewal form is in PDF fillable format. Please try to complete electronically.
  2. The instructions are at the end of the PDF file.
  3. Ensure to sign each page of the passport renewal application form.
  4. 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
    • write your initials in the margin
  5. If your passport has a valid visa in it, please notify 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.

Submit your application

Application options in Canada

  • If you need your passport in more than 25 business days, you must apply by mail.
  • If you need your passport in 25 business days or less, you may apply in person (by appointment only).

If you’re applying in person – By appointment only

You must provide proof that you need the passport

    • complete the required fields
    • click on Passport services: appointment request for a passport service
    • check the box beside To obtain an in-person appointment, select this option.
    • Service Canada will call you back to schedule your appointment.

If you are applying by mail

Use a certified courier or traceable mail service to reduce the delivery time of your application and help protect your documents.

Send you complete application to the appropriate Passport Canada processing office of your province of residence


Paying your renewal application fees

The following fees below are for Canadians who submit their passport applications in Canada, in-person or by mail.

  • 5-year adult passport (age 16 or over) – $120
  • 10-year adult passport (age 16 or over) – $160
  • Child passport (0 to 15 years of age) – $57

*there is no tax for passport application

There is no 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 you’ve lost your passport multiple times)

Only the consular fee, which applies to all adult applications, is refundable if a passport is not issued.

For more information about Passport Canada service fees (e.g. urgent expedited services fees, replacement, etc,) click here.


Receiving your passport

If you applied by mail, Passport Canada will return your passport and any original documentation to you. It may arrive in 2 separate packages.

If you’re moving but haven’t received your passport yet

Contact Passport Canada to update your mailing address if you:

  • haven’t received your passport and
  • are moving within 30 days of submitting your application

If you have a community mailbox, make sure you check it before you contact Passport Canada about your application.

If you applied in person and paid for a pickup service

The pickup date will be indicated on your application receipt. You can appoint another person to pick up your passport if they have valid identification and written authorization from you to do so.