Process for Applying Canadian Passport

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Process for Applying Canadian First Time Adult Passport:

Canadian Passport is a travel document issued only to the citizens of Canada by the Department of Passport Canada. Citizens of Canada who reside in Canada & overseas can apply for Canadian Passport. Canadian Passport confirms the Identity & nationality of the holder and facilitates the holder for International travel. Government of Canada is issuing Biometric Passports from July 2013. Citizens of Canada who reside in Canada & overseas can apply Passport by following these simple steps.

Step 1: Eligibility

Step 2: Application Form & Filling the Application Form

Step 3: Required Documents

Step 4: Passport size Photos & Photo requirements

Step 5: Guarantor

Step 6: References

Step 7: Passport Fees & Mode of Payment

Step 8: Lodging the Application Form

Step 9: Collecting your Passport

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Step 1- Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a Canadian Citizen
  • Applicant’s age must be 16 years or above
  • Applicant must have a valid Identification Proof

Applicants who are applying for Canadian Passport, first they must check their eligibility for applying Passport.

To check eligibility please Click here: (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/passport/apply/eligibility.asp)

Step 2- Application Form:

Canadian Citizens can get the Passport Application form in 3 ways

  • Applicant can apply online by visiting the official website
  • Applicant can download the application form by visiting the official website
  • Applicant can get the application form any nearest Passport office

For applying online click here: (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/passport/forms/pdf/PPTC153.pdf)

To download the application form click here: (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/passport/forms/pdf/PPTC153.pdf)

Note:

  • If the applicant is in hurry it’s better to apply Passport at the nearest Passport office, because the applicants who apply their passport in person at the Passport office they can get the Passport within 10 working days.
  • Applicants who are having time they can apply online & send the application form by mail.
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Process for Filling the Application Form online:

Step 1: Visit the Official Passport website

Step 2: Check your eligibility

Step 3: After confirming the eligibility, fill the complete application form with correct details & take the print of the filled application form

Step 4: Attach 2 most recent & identical photographs

Step 5: Attach the required documents

Step 6: Find a guarantor to attest your one photo & your Passport Application form

Step 7: Find 2 References & mention their contacts in your Passport application form

Step 8: Pay the prescribed fees (fees can be paid by Credit card/Debit card/Certified Cheque/Money order)

Step8: Lodge you application form personally at your nearest Passport Office or send it by mail

Process for Filling the Application Form normally:

Step1: Visit a nearest Passport office

Step2: Take a Application form

Step3: Fill the complete application form with correct details

Step4: Attach 2 most recent & identical photographs

Step 5: Attach the required documents

Step 6: Find a guarantor to attest your one photo & your Passport Application form

Step 7: Find 2 References & mention their contacts in your Passport application form

Step 8: Pay the prescribed fees (fees can be paid by Credit card/Debit card/Certified Cheque/Money order)

Step8: Lodge you application form personally at your nearest Passport Office or send it by mail

Step 3- Required Documents:

Canadian Citizens who are applying for Passport must submit the following original Certificates

  • Completely filled Passport Application form
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship (Original)
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Identification Proof
  • 2 Identical & Most recent Photos
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Note: Applicants who are applying for Passport can show the following certificates for proof of Canadian Citizenship

Canadian Citizens who are born in Canada they must provide

  • Birth Certificate( Short/Long)
  • Citizenship certificate issued by IRCC

Canadian Citizens born outside Canada must submit the following certificates

  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certification of Registration of Birth Overseas

Note:

  • All the above required documents to be submitted with the Passport application form must be either in English/French.
  • If any of the Certificates are in other language, applicant must convert the Certificate into English/French

For Certificate Translation click here: (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/passport/apply/translation.asp)

Step 4-Passport size Photos & Photo requirements:

Applicants Photo is more important for security reasons & if the applicant’s photo does not reach the requirements prescribed by the Canadian Passport office, application may not be forwarded. Canadian Citizens while applying Passport they must submit 2 identical & most recent Photos which meets the following requirements.

  • Photos width 50 mm & height 70 mm
  • Photos should be identical & less than six months old
  • Photos should be with good quality & colour gloss prints
  • Photos should be clear, sharp & in focus

Note:

Applicants must write the date on which the photo has taken & complete address of the Photographer on one of the photos.

To know more details on Photo specifications click here: (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/passport/apply/photos.asp)

Step 5- Guarantor:

  • Guarantor can be Family member or any Individual living at the applicants address.
  • Guarantor must fill the Guarantor section & Sign the Declaration of Guarantor section of applicants Passport application form
  • Guarantor should write the following sentence on back side of one photo of applicant that I certify that True likeness (of the applicant’s full name)
  • Guarantor may get the call from the Passport office so Guarantor must be accessible to the Passport office for verification

Eligibility for Guarantor (for the applicant’s who are applying in Canada):

  • Guarantor must be a Canadian Citizen & should be 18 years of age or above
  • Guarantor must be a valid Canadian Passport holder
  • Guarantor’s Passport validity must be at least 2 years
  • Guarantor must know the Passport applicant at least from 2 years

To know more details regarding the eligibility for a guarantor click here: (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/passport/apply/guarantor-reference.asp)

Eligibility for Guarantor (for the applicant’s who are applying outside Canada):

  • Guarantor must be a Canadian Citizen & should be 18 years of age or above
  • Guarantor must be a valid Canadian Passport holder
  • Guarantor’s Passport validity must be at least 2 years
  • Guarantor must know the Passport applicant at least from 2 years

To know more details regarding the eligibility for a guarantor click here: (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/passport/apply/guarantor-reference.asp)

Step 6- References:

Canadian Citizens who are applying for Passport must give 2 references

Eligibility for a Reference:

  • Reference must be a Canadian Citizen
  • Reference age must be 18 years or above
  • Reference must agree to use their name & contact in the Passport Application form
  • Reference must know the Passport applicant at least from 2 years
  • Reference must not be a Family member
  • Reference must not be a Guarantor

Step 7- Passport Fees & Mode of Payment:

Passport Fees:

  • Passport (10 years validity) – $120
  • Passport (5 years validity) – $160

Passport fees can be paid by Credit card or Debit Card or Certified cheque or Money order

To know more details on Passport fees click here: (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/passport/fees/result.asp?countrySelect=CA&lob=PASS)

Step 8- Lodging the Application Form:

Applicants after completing all the above formalities, Passport application form can be submitted personally at their nearest passport office or the Applicants who are applying online they can send the application form by mail.

For more details on lodging your Passport application form click here: (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/passport/apply/new/apply-how.asp)

Step 9- Collecting your Passport:

After the successful submission of your passport application form along with photos & required documents

  • Applicants who applied their passport in person they can get the Passport in person within 10 working days.
  • Applicants who applied their passport by mail they can get the Passport by mail after 20 working days.

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