Passport services in Canada resuming by mail and by appointment for travel in less than 30 days

July 31, 2020—Ottawa, Ontario—The Authorities of Canada has began the gradual resumption of some passport providers in Canada.

Beginning at present, Canadians can apply for a passport by mail. If Canadians have a right away want for a passport or are travelling in lower than 30 days with proof of journey, they’ll request in-person appointments. Candidates can go to Canada.ca/passport to study extra and learn the way to use.

If Canadians would not have journey plans, we ask that they wait earlier than making use of for a passport. Processing instances are anticipated to be longer than regular attributable to excessive demand and measures to safeguard the well being and security of our workers and Canadians.

Candidates who’re involved about renewing their passport ought to observe that they’ll now use the simplified renewal course of inside two years after the expiry date relatively than one, if their passport expired on or after February 1, 2019. This implies they’ve extra time to resume in the event that they aren’t travelling quickly. The simplified renewal course of permits Canadians to submit a shorter type with out resubmitting their citizenship paperwork and a guarantor declaration.

As Service Canada Centres start to regularly and safely reopen, passport providers will likely be restricted to appointment solely. Canadians can proceed to go to canada.ca/service-canada-home for the newest updates.

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