Updating your passport in canada
IRCC, the Government of Canada, or any representative of the Government of Canada will not be liable for any loss as a result of or arising out of the passport not being delivered in time for you or your child to travel.We recommend that applicants do not finalize any travel plans until receipt of the requested passport.In the event that it is impossible to validate the citizenship document presented, the original citizenship document will be forwarded to the Passport Program with the application.The decision-making authority regarding passport entitlement remains with the Passport Program.We appreciate the patience of all those who have had to wait longer than usual to get their passport back.We are working diligently to get through the backlog.Service hours: - , Monday - Friday Effective January 19th 2015, walk-in service for application submission and general enquiries will be from to only.Walk-in clients will be seen on a first-come-first served basis. Emergency cases, such as offloaded airline passengers and lost/stolen passports, will continue to be served beyond these hours.
You can submit an application to renew your passport if: There are currently 2 ways to renew your passport: simplified or conventional method.
The passport program has experienced an unprecedented influx of applications as a result of the new requirement for dual citizens to travel to Canada using their Canadian passports.
At present, simplified renewal applications are taking an average of 30 business days and regular adult and child applications are taking about 45 business days.
Service Canada receiving agent locations are authorized to verify your proof of Canadian citizenship document on the spot.
Once the citizenship document has been validated, a photocopy will be made and the original will be returned to you.