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PPTC 190 (11-2020)
DECLARATION OF GUARANTOR
A guarantor is a person other than yourself who confirms your identity. A family member or a person who resides at the same address as the applicant may be
the guarantor provided that this individual meets the specified requirements.
The guarantor must:
• be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident living in Canada;
• have known you (the applicant) personally for at least six (6) months. To know you personally means to be able to confirm aspects of your personal
• know you well enough to be confident that the statements you have made on the application form are true;
• be accessible to the Passport Program for verification;
• Currently be a member of one of the following professions or guarantor occupations:
• Dentist, medical doctor or chiropractor • Postmaster
• Judge, magistrate or police officer (municipal, provincial or RCMP) • Principal of a primary or secondary school
• Lawyer (member of a provincial bar association), or notary in Quebec • Professional accountant (member of APA, CA, CGA, CMA, PA or RPA)
• Mayor • Professional engineer (P. Eng., Eng. in Quebec)
• Minister of religion authorized under provincial or territorial law to
• Senior administrator in a community college (including CEGEP)
• Notary public • Senior administrator or teacher in a university
• Optometrist • Veterinarian
The above list is not a recognition or endorsement by the Passport Program, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada of professional status or
The guarantor must perform the following three (3) tasks free of charge:
1. Validate the information and sign the section Declaration of Guarantor (section 2). Ensure you have completed and signed all three (3) pages
of the application before submitting it to your guarantor.
2. Write "I certify this to be a true likeness of (your name)" on the back of one (1) of your photos and sign it.
3. If applicable, sign and date a copy of each document to support your identity (see section M).
The Passport Program reserves the right to request a new guarantor.
The applicant must not assist the guarantor in performing their duties. If your guarantor requires assistance, contact the Passport Program.
If you have not known an eligible guarantor for at least six (6) months, complete form PPTC 326, Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor for a Travel
Document, available at any Passport Program regional office or contact the Passport Program (see section F). The form must be completed at your expense
before a person who is authorized by law to administer an oath or solemn affirmation. This may delay the processing time of the Canadian travel
PROOF OF IMMIGRATION STATUS IN CANADA
Provide a photocopy of one (1) of the valid immigration status documents listed in section 3 on the application form. Additional information may be requested
to confirm your immigration status in Canada. An original Immigration Status Document may be required to support your travel document application. If you
need an immigration status document, contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (see section F).
PREVIOUS CANADIAN TRAVEL DOCUMENT
• Enclose any Canadian travel document (certificate of identity or refugee travel document) that is not expired and that is issued to you in your current name
or any other name. If the travel document's expiry date is more than twelve (12) months from the date the application is submitted, provide a written
explanation as to why you are applying at this time. Should the Passport Program not be satisfied that you have an acceptable reason for applying early,
your application for a new travel document may be refused.
• A person's name may appear in only one (1) valid Canadian refugee travel document or Canadian certificate of identity.
Note: If a valid Canadian certificate of identity or Canadian refugee travel document has been lost, stolen, damaged or is inaccessible, complete form PPTC
203, Declaration concerning lost, stolen, inaccessible, damaged or found Canadian travel document, available online at Canada.ca/passport. A Canadian
certificate of identity or Canadian refugee travel document, once reported lost or stolen, is no longer valid. If found, it must not be used for travel and
must be returned immediately to the Passport Program or, if abroad, to the nearest Government of Canada office. There is an administrative fee for the
replacement of a valid lost or stolen Canadian travel document (see section C).
CITIZENSHIP AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION
• Enclose any valid foreign travel document or national passport issued to you or in which your name appears. If you are no longer in possession of this travel
document or passport, complete section 5 on the application form, describing the document and the date and place of issue, and explain its present
whereabouts. If the document has been seized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, provide the Notice of Seizure (IMM 5265).
• If you have visited another country since your entry to Canada, provide the exit and entry dates for each departure from Canada, and explain the reason for
each visit to another country since your arrival to Canada (if insufficient space, attach a separate signed and dated sheet).
• If you have been refused a national passport, enclose the letter of refusal. If the letter is not in either English or French, you must submit a translation of the
document done by a certified translator.
• If you have been refused a national passport and have not received a letter of refusal from the authorities to whom you have applied, enclose copies of any
relevant letters you may have kept regarding your request for a passport (or a passport renewal). Write on the application form (see section 5) the results of
your application, including the date you were refused (if insufficient space, attach a separate signed and dated sheet).
• If you have applied for a national passport and have not received a written response, write in detail on the application form (see section 5) all the steps you
have taken (by order of date) to obtain the passport and the results achieved. Enclose copies of any relevant letters you may have retained (if insufficient
space, attach a separate signed and dated sheet).