Type or print in CAPITAL LETTERS using black or dark blue ink.
Child's Personal Information (see Instructions, section J)
1
Surname (last name) requested to appear in the passport
Given name(s) requested to appear in the passport
All former surnames (including surname at birth if different from above. These will not appear in the passport).
Date of birth
Year Month Day
Place of birth
City
Country
Prov./Terr./State (if applicable)
Sex
F Female
M Male
X Another Gender
Natural eye colour
Height
(cm/in)
Current home address
Number Street Apartment City Province/Territory/State Postal/ZIP code
Number Street Apartment City Province/Territory/State
Postal/ZIP code
Mailing address (if different from current home address)
Children under 16 years of age are not required to sign the application form,
however children aged 11 to 15 are encouraged to sign this section. No one
other than the child must sign in the signature box in section 1 or in the
passport issued to the child once it is received.
Date
Year Month Day
Signed at
City
Province/Territory/State
Sign within border
Signature of child (see Instructions, section J)
Anticipated date of travel
It is recommended that you do not finalize
travel plans until you receive the requested
passport.
Unknown
Month Day
Information on Applicant Parent and other Parent(s) (see Instructions, section K)
2
No Yes
No Yes
If yes, include all documents
Relationship between the applicant (parent or legal guardian) and the other parent or legal guardian
Date of marriage (if applicable)
Year Month Day
Applicant (parent or legal guardian)
Current surname (last name)
Given name(s)
All former surname(s) (if different from above)
Date of birth
Year Month Day
Country of birth
Telephone (daytime) Telephone (other)
Email address
Declaration—I solemnly declare that the child named in section 1 is a Canadian citizen,
that I am the parent or legal guardian of this child and that all of the information provided
and all statements made in this application, as well as all documents submitted to support
the application, including the child's photos are unaltered and true. I declare that I have
read and understood the Warning at the top of page 1 and the Privacy Notice Statement in
section O. I consent to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information and
that of the child as outlined in the Privacy Notice Statement.
Signature of applicant (also sign section 5) Date Signed at
Other parent(s) or legal guardian(s)
Current surname (last name)
Given name(s)
All former surname(s) (if different from above)
Date of birth
Year Month Day
Country of birth
Telephone (daytime) Telephone (other)
Email address
Declaration—I solemnly declare that the child named in section 1 is a Canadian citizen,
that I am the parent or legal guardian of this child and that all of the information provided
and all statements made in this application, as well as all documents submitted to support
the application, including the child's photos are unaltered and true. I declare that I have read
and understood the Warning at the top of page 1 and the Privacy Notice Statement in
section O. I consent to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information and
that of the child as outlined in the Privacy Notice Statement
Signature of other parent or legal guardian
Date Signed at
Address Address
Is the child currently the subject of an adoption process or partially or fully in the care of a
provincial or territorial family services organization in Canada?
Are there any separation agreements, court orders or legal proceedings pertaining to custody
of, mobility of, or access to the child?
CHILD GENERAL PASSPORT APPLICATION
for Canadians under 16 years of age applying in Canada or the USA
Warning: Any false or misleading statement with respect to this application and any supporting document, including
the concealment of any material fact, may result in the refusal to issue a passport, the revocation of a currently valid
passport, and/or the imposition of a period of refusal of passport services, and may be grounds for criminal
prosecution as per subsection 57 (2) of the Criminal Code (R.C.S. 1985, C-46).
(DISPONIBLE EN FRANÇAIS - PPTC 156)
PROTECTED WHEN COMPLETED - B
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Previous Canadian Travel Document (see Instructions, section L)
3
Has a Canadian travel document (passport, certificate of identity or refugee travel document) been issued to the child in their current name or any
other name?
No
Yes (specify)
Number
Date of issue
Year
Month Day
If the Canadian travel document is still valid, you must include it with your application. Any passport that is damaged or was ever reported
as lost or stolen will not be returned and will be securely destroyed to protect your personal information.
Yes, please return it to me. If this box is not checked, the passport will not be returned and will be securely destroyed.
Note: If a Canadian travel document has been reported lost, stolen, damaged or is inaccessible, and has not yet expired, complete form PPTC 203,
Declaration concerning lost, stolen, inaccessible, damaged or found Canadian travel document, available online at Canada.ca/passport. A Canadian
travel document is no longer valid if damaged or reported as lost, stolen, or inaccessible. There is an administrative fee for the replacement
of a lost or stolen Canadian travel document that has not yet expired.
Would you like the previous passport returned to you? If not, it will be securely destroyed by the Passport Program to protect the child's personal
information.
Proof of Canadian Citizenship (see Instructions, sections K and M)
4
Provide one (1) of the documents listed below (original only):
Note: A detailed birth certificate showing the names of the child and the parents may also
serve as acceptable proof of parentage (see Instructions section K)
Canadian provincial or territorial birth certificate
Certificate of Canadian citizenship
Registration number Date of issue
Certificate number Date of issue or Effective date of citizenship
Declaration of Applicant
5
Surname (last name) of applicant Given name(s) of applicant
Relationship to the child Surname (last name) of child Given name(s) of child
Declaration—I solemnly declare that the child named above is a Canadian citizen, that the photos enclosed are unaltered and a true likeness of the child, that all of the statements made and the information
provided in this application, as well as any supporting documents, are true. I declare that I have read and understood the Warning on page 1 and the Privacy Notice Statement (see section O). I consent to the
collection, use and disclosure of my personal information and that of the child by the Passport Program, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, other federal government institutions, Government of
Canada offices abroad and third party entities as outlined in the Privacy Notice Statement.
Signature of applicant Date
Year Month Day
Signed at
City Province/Territory/State
Declaration of Guarantor (see Instructions, section N). The guarantor must know the applicant identified in section 5.
Note: You must complete and sign both pages of this application form before requesting that your guarantor complete and sign this section.
6
Number of years
Declaration: The Guarantor must complete this section—I solemnly declare that I have known the applicant identified in section 2 personally for at least two (2) years. I have
signed the back of one (1) of the passport photos to certify that the image is a true likeness of the child. I declare that I have read and understood the Warning on page 1 and the
Privacy Notice Statement (section O). I consent to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information as outlined in the Privacy Notice Statement.
Signature of guarantor Date
Year Month Day
Signed at
City
Province/Territory/State
I have known
the applicant
(parent or legal
guardian) for
Surname (last name) in passport Given name(s)
Date of birth
Year Month Day
Canadian passport number Date of issue
Year Month Day
Date of expiry
Year Month Day
Relationship to the applicant (parent or legal guardian) Telephone (daytime) Telephone (other)
Current home address
Number Street Apartment City Province/Territory/State Postal/ZIP code
Full name of applicant (parent or legal guardian) Full name of child
Emergency Contact Information (optional)
7
Surname (last name)
Given name(s)
Relationship to the child Telephone (daytime) Telephone (other) Email address
Number Street Apartment City
Province/Territory/State Postal/ZIP code
This information is helpful if you require emergency assistance while outside of Canada.
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Child General Passport Application
for Canadians under 16 years of age applying in Canada or the USA
Instructions
Entitlement to a Canadian Passport
A
Important notice: We recommend that you not finalize your travel plans until you receive the requested passport.
• A Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally accepted travel and identification document for Canadians who travel abroad.
• Canadian passports are issued to Canadian citizens only and reflect the child's identity, as determined by proof of citizenship.
• For Canadians 16 years of age or over, use form PPTC 153, Adult General Passport Application.
Who May Apply for a Passport for a Child?
B
• One of the child's parents
• The child's custodial parent in cases of separation or divorce
• The child's legal guardian
Requirements Checklist
C
Both pages of the application form completed and signed within the last twelve (12) months and signed and dated by the guarantor
Two (2) identical and unaltered passport photos of the child taken within the last six (6) months, one (1) signed by the guarantor
Proof of Canadian citizenship (original only); the document will be returned to you
Any valid Canadian travel document (passport, certificate of identity or refugee travel document) issued to the child
Acceptable proof of parentage
All documents (including any divorce judgment) that refer to custody of, mobility of, or access to the child
The fee
Note: All documents submitted throughout the passport application process that are in a language other than English or French must be translated by a
certified translator.
Additional documents or information may be requested in support of this application.
Fee and Period of Validity
D
Where the application is made in Canada and the
passport is to be delivered in Canada:
5-year validity – CAN$57
Where the application is made from the USA* or the
passport is to be delivered to the USA*:
5-year validity – CAN$100
*Includes Bermuda, American Samoa, the Midway Islands, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
There is a separate, non-refundable CAN$45 administrative fee for the replacement of a lost or stolen Canadian travel document that has not yet expired.
Methods of payment (Canadian funds only):
• Debit card (Interac), Visa Debit, Virtual Visa Debit or other prepaid cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) only for in person applications
submitted by the cardholder. Prepaid debit cards are not accepted;
• Credit card and prepaid card (embossed only). If you are applying by mail, see section E; or
• Certified cheque or money order (postal or bank) in the exact amount, payable to the Receiver General for Canada.
Important
• Every person who requests passport services must pay the applicable fee in the exact amount.
• Applicants who cancel their application or are refused a passport are not eligible for a refund of the passport service fee.
• The Passport Program, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada does not accept personal cheques or payment in cash for applications
submitted in Canada.
• Administrative fees and applicable interest will be applied to all dishonoured payments.
• Fees are subject to change.
Credit Card Information
If you are applying in person, do not complete this section. If you are applying by mail and paying by credit card, complete and submit this
section with your application.
Card type:
Visa MasterCard American Express
Name as it appears on card Card number
Date of expiry
Month Year
Name of child
For official use only
Authorization—I authorize the Passport Program
to charge
CAN$
to my credit card.
Signature of cardholder
Date
Year Month Day
E
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Applying in Person
F
Canadians can submit an application in Canada at:
• a Passport Program regional office; or
• a participating Service Canada Centre.
For information on service locations, service standards and requirements for expedited services, visit Canada.ca/passport.
For Canadians submitting an application from the USA:
If the child requires a passport in exceptional circumstances, contact the nearest Government of Canada office. You can find a
list of Government of Canada offices in the USA online at travel.gc.ca or in your local telephone directory.
Contact Information
I
• General information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Agents are available Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
in Canada.
Information on passports, fees and processing times
Canada.ca/passport
Toll-free: 1-800-567-6868
Outside the continental USA: 1-819-997-8338
TTY (for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing)
Toll-free: 1-866-255-7655
Travel reports, warnings and requirements
For travel advice and warnings or foreign entry and exit requirements (how long the passport has to be valid for travel to a foreign country), visit
travel.gc.ca
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Applying by Mail
G
Mailed-in applications are processed in Canada.
By mail
Passport Program
Gatineau QC K1A 0G3
Canada
By courier
Passport Program
22 de Varennes Street
Gatineau QC J8T 8R1
Canada
The original documents that you enclose with your application are valuable. We
recommend that you use a courier or mail service that allows you to track your
package.
Anticipated Date of Travel
H
Regardless of the date of travel you indicate on the application form, processing times and requirements for expedited services are still applicable.
Processing times begin once a completed application form and all required supporting documentation are received (see section C). Processing times do
not include mailing time. Visit Canada.ca/passport for more details.
It is recommended that you do not finalize travel plans until you receive the requested passport.
The Government of Canada, or any representative of the Government of Canada will not be liable for any loss incurred as a result of or arising out of the
passport not being delivered in time for you to travel on the date you have specified on the application form.
Child's Personal Information
J
Surname and given name(s) requested to appear in passport
Write the child's full name to appear in the passport exactly as it appears on the child's proof of Canadian citizenship.
Additional documents may be requested to verify the child's identity.
All former surnames
All former surname(s) that differ from the surname requested to appear in the passport, including the child's surname at birth must be declared. These
former surnames will not appear in the passport.
Place of birth
The child's place of birth must be provided on the application form. If you do not wish the child's place of birth to appear in the passport, complete and
submit form PPTC 077, Request for a Canadian passport without place of birth, available online at Canada.ca/passport.
Date of birth
If the child's proof of citizenship does not show a complete date of birth, the specific year, month and day of the child's birth will be entered as shown on
the child's supporting identification. Provide original supporting identification showing that date of birth or copies signed and dated by your guarantor.
Sex
If the sex requested to appear in the passport does not match the submitted proof of Canadian citizenship, additional requirements must be met.
Visit Canada.ca/passport for more details.
Signature
Children under 16 years of age are not required to sign the
application form, however children aged 11 to 15 are
encouraged to sign section 1. No one other than the child
must sign in the signature box in section 1 or in the passport
issued to the child once it is received.
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Information on Applicant and Proof of Parentage
K
All parents, including all legal guardians are requested (and may be required) to participate in obtaining passport services for the child and to sign the
application form. The other parent(s) and legal guardian(s) may be contacted. If you do not know the current whereabouts of the other parent(s) or legal
guardian(s), contact the Passport Program (section I). If the child has more than two (2) parents or legal guardians, provide the required information for
each additional parent or legal guardian on a separate sheet of paper and sign and date it before you submit it with the application.
All former surnames
All former surname(s) that differ from the current surname, including the parent's surname at birth must be declared.
Proof of parentage and proof of guardianship
You must provide one or more of the following acceptable proof of parentage documents demonstrating the relationship between the child and the
parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s), as the case may be:
• A detailed birth certificate showing the name(s) of the parent(s) from a Canadian province or territory (also serves as proof of
Canadian citizenship, see section M) or from a foreign country in which the child was born, indicating the full name of the parent(s) and the full name
of the child, the child's date and place of birth, the issuing authority from the country of birth or their government representative abroad, and the date
of registration or issue;
• An adoption order indicating the names of the child and adopting parent(s);
• Proof of guardianship indicating the names of child and the legal guardian(s).
Exception: An application submitted for a child will be accepted without proof of parentage only if:
• a Canadian travel document was previously issued to the child in their name; and
• the parents or legal guardians who participated in the previous application are the same ones participating in this current application.
Custody, separation or divorce
In processing a passport application for a child under 16 years of age, the Passport Program must be vigilant in ensuring that the legal rights of the parents
or legal guardian(s) with respect to the child are safeguarded and that the said child is protected from any foreseeable harm. As such, the Passport
Program must fulfill its legal obligations in delivering a passport in the name of each child, as is outlined in the Canadian Passport Order and the Hague
Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. These legal obligations may require the Passport Program to request
access to all legal documents naming the child in question and/or information regarding all parent(s) or legal guardian(s).
Relationship of the applicant parent with the other parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s)
Indicate your current relationship with the other parent: single (no relationship), common law, married, separated, divorced or widowed. Indicate the date of
marriage to the other parent, if applicable. Additional information or documentation may be requested.
Children in foster care or undergoing an adoption process in Canada
If the child is in foster care or undergoing an adoption process in Canada, you must also complete one (1) of the following forms: PPTC 463A, PPTC 463B
or PPTC 463C, Additional Information for children in foster care and children undergoing an adoption process in Canada, available online at
Canada.ca/passport.
Deceased parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s)
If any of the other parents or legal guardians are deceased, you must enclose a copy of the death certificate(s) with the application. When completing
section 2 on the application form, you must provide as much information on the deceased parent(s) and/or legal guardians as possible.
Additional documentation (for example, marriage certificate, legal change of name certificate, etc) may be required to link the name(s) of parents or legal
guardian(s) from the proof of parentage document to the name(s) identified in section 2 of the application form or in other submitted documentation.
Previous Canadian Travel Document
L
Enclose any Canadian travel document (passport, certificate of identity or refugee travel document) that is not expired and was issued to the child in their
current name or any other name. If the travel document will not expire for 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 the child's passport may be refused.
Proof of Canadian Citizenship
M
Important: A Canadian provincial or territorial birth certificate does not constitute an acceptable proof of Canadian citizenship if, at the time of your child's
birth in Canada, one or both of the parents was or were employed in Canada by a foreign government or international agency and neither parent was a
Canadian citizen or permanent resident. See subsection 3(2) of the Citizenship Act for more information. You may also request a formal assessment by
submitting an application for a citizenship certificate to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). For more details, visit the IRCC website at
Canada.ca/citizenship.
The original proof of Canadian citizenship you submit with your application will be returned to you. Additional information may be requested to confirm
your citizenship.
Canadian provincial or territorial certificate of birth
Only official birth documents issued by the vital statistics office in your province or territory of birth in Canada are accepted. Certain exceptions may apply.
Certain Canadian provinces and territories have other documents that may also be accepted as proof of Canadian citizenship. Visit Canada.ca/passport
for
more information.
Note: For Canadians born in the province of Quebec, only a birth certificate or a copy of an act of birth issued after January 1, 1994, by the Directeur de
l'état civil of Québec or a certificate of Canadian citizenship are accepted as proof of Canadian citizenship.
Certificate of Canadian citizenship
Commemorative certificates of citizenship are not accepted as proof of citizenship. If you require a certificate of Canadian citizenship visit the IRCC
website at Canada.ca/citizenship.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Website: Canada.ca/citizenship
Toll-free in Canada: 1-888-242-2100
TTY in Canada (for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing) 1-888-576-8502, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
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Declaration of Guarantor
N
A guarantor is a person other than the applicant parent or legal guardian who can confirm the applicant's identity, has knowledge of the child, and may be
called upon to confirm personal information. A guarantor can be the other parent or legal guardian (not the applicant), a relative or someone living at your
address, as long as they meet all the requirements listed below.
The guarantor must:
• be able to communicate in English or French;
• be a Canadian citizen 18 years of age or over;
• hold a 5-year or a 10-year Canadian passport that is valid or has expired within twelve (12) months of the date the Passport Program receives this
application;
• have been 16 years of age or over when the application was submitted for the passport identified in section 6 on this application form;
• have known you (the applicant) personally for at least two (2) years. To know you personally to confirm aspects of your personal attributes;
• know you well enough to be confident that the statements you have made on the application form are true;
• provide the requested information contained in the passport issued in their name by completing by hand the declaration of guarantor section of the
application form;
• be accessible to the Passport Program for verification.
A Canadian passport holder guarantor does not need to reside in the same country as the applicant.
The guarantor must perform the following two (2) tasks free of charge:
1. Complete and sign the section Declaration of Guarantor (section 6). Ensure you have completed and signed all both pages of the application before
submitting it to your guarantor.
2. Write "I certify this to be a true likeness of (child's name)" on the back of one (1) of your photos and sign it.
The Passport Program reserves the right to request a new guarantor.
Important: The applicant cannot help the guarantor in performing their duties. If the guarantor needs help they can contact the Passport Program (see
section I).
If you have not known an eligible guarantor for at least two (2) years, complete form PPTC 132, Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor, available at any
Passport Program regional office in Canada or any Government of Canada office in the USA. 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 passport.
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Privacy Notice Statement
O
Personal information provided on this form is collected by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the authority of the Canadian
Passport Order. The personal information provided will be used for the purpose of processing applications, determining entitlement to passport services
and administering passport services. In the same context, the guarantor’s personal information is subject to verification and security queries to determine
whether the individual meets the guarantor requirements. The personal information provided may be disclosed to other federal government institutions,
provincial/territorial governments, foreign governments, investigative bodies and/or law enforcement for the purpose of validating identity, determining
current and ongoing entitlement to passport services and administering or enforcing any law or carrying out a lawful investigation.
Personal information may also be used for purposes including research, statistics, quality assurance, program and policy evaluation, internal audit,
compliance, risk management, strategy development and reporting. Failure to complete the form in full may result in a delay or the application not being
processed. The Privacy Act gives individuals the right of access to, protection, and correction of their personal information. If you are not satisfied with the
manner in which IRCC handles your personal information, you may exercise your right to file a complaint to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of
Canada. The collection, use, disclosure and retention of your personal information is further described in IRCC’s Personal Information Bank – IRCC PPU
081 and IRCC PPU 082.
Canadian Passport Photo Instructions
P
You must submit two (2) identical and unaltered photo prints with each passport application. Electronic photos are not acceptable.
More information is available at Canada.ca/passport.
The photos must:
be taken in person by a commercial photographer;
• be professionally printed on plain, high quality photographic paper (photos
printed at home are not acceptable);
be clear, sharp and in focus; in colour or black and white;
show a neutral facial expression (no smiling, mouth closed) and looking
straight at the camera, with eyes open and clearly visible;
have uniform lighting—no shadows, glare or flash reflections;
show a full front view of the face and top of the shoulders squared to the
camera (face and shoulders centered in the photo, head not tilted or turned);
reflect natural skin tone and be taken against a plain white or light coloured
background with enough contrast between the background, facial features
and clothing, so that your features appear clearly against the background;
be originals that have not been altered in any way and not taken from an
existing photo;
• be taken within the last six (6) months from the date the application is
submitted and reflect the current appearance of the child.
Frame Height 70 mm (2
3/4
in.)
Minimum Face Height
31 mm (1
1/4
in.)
Maximum Face Height
36 mm (1
7/16
in.)
Frame Width 50 mm (2 in.)
Photo Co. Ltd.
111 Any Street
Any Town, COUNTRY
Photo taken
Date
I certify this to be a
true likeness of
(child's name)
Guarantor's Signature
Not actual size (refer to measurements above)
The following must appear on the back of one photo
The name and complete address of the photo studio (not a P.O. Box) and the date the photo was taken. The photographer may use a stamp or handwrite
this information (stick-on labels are not acceptable).
• The guarantor's signature. Note: If you are using the PPTC 132, Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor (see section N), the signing official must also
sign the back of the photo.
• The statement "I certify this to be a true likeness of (name of child written by guarantor)".
Additional information
• Prescription glasses may be worn in photos as long as there is no glare and the eyes are clearly visible.
• The red-eye effect, tinted glasses and sunglasses make the photos unacceptable.
• Hats and head coverings must not be worn, except for religious beliefs or medical reasons. The head covering and hair must not cast shadows on the
face and the full face must be clearly visible.
• The photo must show the child's head and shoulders only. The parent's or child's hands must not appear in the photo.
• The Passport Program, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada recognizes that it is difficult to obtain a neutral expression from
a newborn and will be tolerant in this respect.
• For newborn babies, the photo may be taken while the child is sitting in a car seat, as long as a white blanket is placed over the seat
behind the child's head. There must be no shadows on the face or shoulders, around the ears or in the background.
Child General Passport Application
for Canadians under 16 years of age applying in Canada or from the USA
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Important Information Concerning Children Travelling Abroad
For more information, visit international.gc.ca and travel.gc.ca/child.
Travelling with Children or Children Travelling Alone
Q
Immigration authorities in most countries are increasingly vigilant when children cross international borders. Whether travelling alone or
accompanied by an adult, each child travelling abroad must have an individual valid passport and may also require supporting
documentation. Prior to any travel, you should contact the embassy or consulate of all countries the child will be visiting to inquire about
entry requirements.
Documentation to Facilitate Travel Abroad
R
The following documents may be requested to support the entry of a child to another country:
• Birth certificate showing the names of both parents.
• Documents pertaining to custody.
• A letter of consent authorizing the child to travel alone, with only one parent or with someone other than the custodian or guardian, as the
case may be. The child should have a letter from every person or organization with custodial rights, guardianship rights or, in Quebec only,
parental authority. Global Affairs Canada recommends that the letter be certified, stamped or sealed by an official with the authority to
administer an oath or solemn declaration.
• If one of the parents is deceased, the death certificate.
Documentation and Tips to Facilitate the Return to Canada
S
The following tips may help to avoid delays when a child is returning to Canada:
• Make sure you carry proper identification for yourself and any children travelling with you to help confirm your legal right or authorization to
enter Canada upon your return.
• If you have custody of the child, carry copies of documents that specify your custody rights.
• If you are not the legal guardian of the child, carry a letter of permission or authorization giving you custody when entering Canada. When
one parent is travelling with a child, a letter from the other parent can also facilitate the return of both the parent and the child. The letter
should also contain telephone numbers at which the parents or legal guardians can be contacted.
• If you are travelling with a group, make sure you are in the same vehicle as the child you are accompanying when arriving at a border
crossing.
• Have the child memorize a telephone number to call in case of emergency.
Custody Information
T
Custody arrangements in Canada may not be recognized in another country. In extreme cases, the child may not be able to leave the country visited.
Before leaving on a trip, you are advised to check with the embassy or consulate of the country or countries the child will be visiting to determine the
documentation relating to custody of the child that may be requested.
For further information, contact:
Global Affairs Canada:
In Canada: 1-800-267-6788
Outside Canada: 1-613-944-6788
• If a custody dispute could possibly arise while travelling with the child, you should talk to a lawyer prior to your departure. We suggest that you also read
the publication International Child Abduction: A Guidebook for Left-Behind Parents.
You may order a copy online or access an online version at:
Website: travel.gc.ca
For a free copy, call:
In Canada: 1-800-267-8376
Outside Canada: 1-613-944-4000
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