Canadian passports and other travel documents: Applying in Canada

How to apply for passports and other travel documents, get urgent or express service, find a service location, and what to do if your passport is lost, stolen or damaged.

We’re working to deliver passports as quickly as we can. Due to high volumes, processing times are longer than usual.

We’re experiencing very high call volumes right now. Wait times are longer than usual. If you do not have travel plans in the next 2 weeks, we suggest you wait to call us.

Your current location: 

When do you need a passport?

2 business days or less

Adult passport

Child’s passport

3 to 45 business days

Adult passport

Child’s passport

46 business days or more

Adult passport

Child’s passport

Services and information

Get a passport or travel document

Renew your adult passport

Who can renew, how to apply, forms, photos and documents to include

Apply for a new adult passport

How to apply, forms, photos and documents to include

Apply for a passport for your child

Who can apply, how to apply, forms, photos and documents to include

Apply for a refugee travel document or certificate of identity

Get a travel document for non-Canadians, forms, photos and document list

Find a form

Application forms for passport and travel document services

Get a photo

Size, what to wear and who can take a passport photo

Apply for a special or diplomatic passport

Get a passport and visa for official Government of Canada travel

Get certified true copies

Get a certified reproduction of part of your passport or travel document

Change the name on your passport or travel document

Reapply due to adoption, a relationship status change or a legal name change, or to reclaim an Indigenous name

Change the gender identifier on your passport or travel document

How to apply and documents you need to submit

Safety and security

What to do if your passport is lost or stolen

Who to contact and how to replace your passport

Protect your child’s safety

How to flag a child in our system to stop unauthorized passport applications

Protect yourself from passport fraud and identity theft

Keep your personal information safe

Get help abroad

Get passport services at embassies and consulates abroad

Passport and travel information

Travel advice and passport validity

Check travel advisories and how long your passport needs to be valid for the country you’re visiting

Travelling to or through Canada as a dual citizen

You need a valid Canadian passport to board a flight to Canada

How to use ArriveCAN

Provide mandatory travel information before and after your entry into Canada

Refusal, revocation, cancellation and suspension of Canadian passports

Learn about when passports are cancelled and how to appeal a cancellation

Information for Canadian law enforcement on handling passports

How to handle passports that are lost, stolen, found, seized or surrendered

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