Sunday, October 13, 2019

How To Apply For A New Passport In Canada

Requirements, Steps To Apply For A New Passport In Canada

Passports like we all know is an important form of identification in a country. They are usually classified alongside the National ID Cards.
In most countries, citizens of the country are expected to own this forms of identification before they could make any movement in or out of the country.

For citizens of Canada, the forms and documents you need to submit or present May differ based on your location or province. For example, citizens living in Bermuda, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, The Midway Island and the US Virgin Islands will have to select the United States as their location because same application steps used in the United States are employed there.

Requirements For Passport Application In Canada

  1. Two (2) Identical passport photos taken with the last 6 months, one should be certified by your guarantor.
  2. Proof of Canadian Citizenship. This may include
  3. Proof of identity which may include: Military ID, Drivers License Issued by a province of Indian status, Canadian Passport, Non-Driver's license, ID Card issued by the Federal Provincial Or Territorial Government, Employee Identification issued by the Federal Provincial or territorial government. 
Any of these documents can be Used as a proof of identity.

Once you are certain that you possess the above requirements, you can proceed to the second step which is Downloading/Picking up the application form.

How To Download/Pick up the Application Form

To download th Canadian passport application form, Kindly visit or visit the nearest Passport Canada Office, Service Canada Office or Canada Post office to pick up the application form.

After picking up or downloading the application form, fill the form authentically and submit with the documents mentioned in the requirements section above.

Also note that, 
  • Only original documents are accepted, don't be scared, the documents will be returned to you.
  • Additional documents not included above or other information not included here may be requested.
  • All documents submitted in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a translation from a certified translator.

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