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Type or print in CAPITAL LETTERS using black or dark blue ink.
Personal Information (see Instructions, section I)
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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).
Mother's maiden name
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
Mailing address (if different from current home address)
Number Street Apartment City
Province/Territory/State Postal/ZIP code
Telephone (daytime) Telephone (other) Email address
Declaration—I solemnly declare that I am a Canadian citizen, that all of the information
provided and all statements made on this application, as well as all documents and
photos submitted to support this application are unaltered and true. I declare that I have
read and understood the Warning at the top of this page and the Privacy Notice
Statement in Instructions, section N. I consent to the collection, use and disclosure of my
personal information as outlined in the Privacy Notice Statement.
Sign within border
Signature (see Instructions, section I)
Date
Year Month Day
Signed at
City
Province/Territory/State
Anticipated date of travel
It is recommended that you do not
finalize travel plans until you receive
the requested passport.
Unknown
Month Day
Declaration of Guarantor (see Instructions, section J)
Note: You must complete and sign all three (3) pages of this application form before requesting that your guarantor complete and sign this section.
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Declaration—I solemnly declare that I have known the applicant identified above
personally for at least two (2) years. I have signed the back of one (1) of the
photos to certify that the image is a true likeness of the applicant. Where
applicable, I have signed and dated a copy of each document to support the
applicant's identity (see section 5) to confirm that I have seen the original(s). I
declare that I have read and understood the Warning at the top of page 1 of this
application and the Privacy Notice Statement in section N of the instructions. I
consent to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information as
outlined in the Privacy Notice Statement.
Number of
years
Signature of guarantor
Date
Year Month Day
Signed at
City Province/Territory/State
Date of birth
I have known
the applicant
for
Surname (last name) in passport Given name(s)
Year Month Day
Canadian passport number Date of issue
Year Month Day
Date of expiry
Year Month Day
Relationship to the applicant Telephone (daytime) Telephone (other)
Current home address
Number Street Apartment City Province/Territory/State Postal/ZIP code
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ADULT GENERAL PASSPORT APPLICATION
for Canadians 16 years of age or over 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).
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Previous Canadian Travel Document (see Instructions, section K)
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Has a Canadian travel document (passport, certificate of identity or refugee travel document) been issued to you in your 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.
Would you like the previous passport returned to you?
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.
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.
Proof of Canadian Citizenship (see Instructions, section M)
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A To be completed if you were born in Canada. Provide one (1) of the documents listed below (original only):
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
B To be completed if you were born outside of Canada.
1) Provide one (1) of the documents listed below (original only):
Certificate of Canadian citizenship
Certificate of naturalization
Certificate of registration of birth abroad
(issued by the Registrar of Canadian Citizenship)
Certificate of retention of Canadian citizenship
(issued before February 15, 1977)
Certificate number Date of issue or Effective date of citizenship
2) To be completed if you were born outside of Canada between February 15, 1977 and April 16, 1981 inclusive
(you do not need to complete this section if you are presenting a certificate of Canadian citizenship issued after January 1, 2007).
a) Are you a naturalized Canadian, i.e. did you receive Canadian citizenship following immigration to Canada?
Yes – Go to section 5 No – Continue to question b)
b) Was one of your parents born in Canada?
Yes – Go to section 5 No
Complete and submit form PPTC 001, Proof of Canadian Citizenship—Additional
Information, available online at Canada.ca/passport.
Documents to Support Identity (see Instructions, section L)
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You need to provide at least one (1) document to support your identity. The identification document (ID) must be valid and be issued by a federal,
provincial/territorial government authority (or local equivalent abroad). The ID must include your name, date of birth, signature and photo. One or more
document(s), when combined, may be used to fulfill these criteria.
• If you are applying in person, your original documents will be validated and returned to you.
• If applying by mail, provide copies of both sides of your ID and have them signed and dated by your guarantor.
Note: The documents provided in this section must not be the proof of Canadian citizenship provided in section 4.
Type of document Document number
Date of expiry (if applicable)
Year Month Day
Your name as it appears on the document
Type of document
Document number
Date of expiry (if applicable)
Year Month Day
Your name as it appears on the document
Signature of applicant Date
Year Month Day
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Period of Validity (see Instructions, section C)
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Choose one (1) of the following periods of validity:
5-year or 10-year
Additional Personal Information
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Note: If insufficient space, attach a separate signed and dated sheet.
A Addresses in the last two (2) years
Same as current home address
Different from current home address (complete below)
1.
From
Year Month
To
Year Month
2.
From
Year Month
To
Year Month
B
Occupation in the last two (2) years (check all that apply):
I was employed (full- or part-time)
I was in school (full- or part-time)
other, e.g. homemaker, unemployed or retired
Enter full details below for the last two (2) years:
Employer, school or other Address Telephone (daytime) Field of employment or studies Date (from) Date (to)
References
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Provide the following information for two (2) persons who are neither your relatives, nor your guarantor; are 18 years of age or over;
and who have known you for at least two (2) years. They must agree to have their contact information provided as they may be
contacted to confirm your identity. Visit Canada.ca/passport for more information on the Passport Program's definition of a relative.
1. Surname (last name) Given name(s)
Relationship to the applicant
Address
(Number, Street, Apartment, City, Province/Territory/State, Country, Postal/ZIP code)
Telephone (daytime)
Telephone (other)
Email address
Has known me for
Number of years
2. Surname (last name)
Given name(s)
Relationship to the applicant
Address
(Number, Street, Apartment, City, Province/Territory/State, Country, Postal/ZIP code)
Telephone (daytime) Telephone (other) Email address
Has known me for
Number of years
Emergency Contact Information (optional)
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This information is helpful if you require emergency assistance while outside of Canada.
Surname (last name) Given name(s)
Relationship to the applicant Telephone (daytime) Telephone (other) Email address
Current home address
Number Street Apartment City
Province/Territory/State Postal/ZIP code
Signature of applicant Date
Year Month Day
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Ongoing occupation?
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Adult General Passport Application
for Canadians 16 years of age or over 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 applicant's identity, as determined by proof of citizenship and supporting
documents.
• For Canadians under 16 years of age, use form PPTC 155, Child General Passport Application.
• Applicants who were previously issued a Canadian passport may be able to renew their passport using form PPTC 054, Adult Simplified Renewal
Passport Application. To find out if you are eligible, visit Canada.ca/passport.
Requirements Checklist
B
All three (3) pages of the application form completed and signed within the last twelve (12) months and certified by the guarantor
Two (2) identical and unaltered passport photos taken within the last six (6) months, one (1) certified by the guarantor
Proof of Canadian citizenship (original only); the document will be returned to you
Document(s) to support identity (original or copies); copies must be signed and dated by your guarantor
Any valid Canadian travel document (passport, certificate of identity or refugee travel document) issued to you
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
C
Where the application is made in Canada and the
passport is to be delivered in Canada:
5-year validity – CAN$120*
10-year validity – CAN$160*
Where the application is made from the USA** or the
passport is to be delivered to the USA**:
5-year validity – CAN$190*
10-year validity – CAN$260*
*A CAN$25 consular services fee is included in the above-mentioned fee.
**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 D; 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. Only the consular services
fee of CAN$25, applied only to adult applications, is refundable.
• The Passport Program, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada does not accept personal cheques or payment in cash for applications
submitted in Canada.
• Administrative fees and applicable interest will be applied to all dishonoured payments.
• Fees are subject to change.
Credit Card Information
D
If you are applying in person, do not complete this section. If you are applying by mail and paying by credit card, complete and submit this section with your
application.
Card type:
Visa MasterCard American Express
Name as it appears on card Card number
Date of expiry
Month Year
Name of applicant
For official use only
Authorization—I authorize the Passport Program
to charge
CAN$
to my credit card.
Signature of cardholder
Date
Year Month Day
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Applying in Person
E
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 you require 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.
Applying by Mail
F
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
Contact Information
G
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
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 B). 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.
Personal Information
I
Surname and given name(s) requested to appear in passport
Write the name to appear in the passport. If you are requesting a passport in a name that is different from the name that appears on the proof of citizenship,
please note the following:
• For a change of surname resulting from a relationship, you must provide a marriage or common-law relationship certificate, or a document demonstrating
termination of the relationship (indicating both previous and current surname).
• For a legal change of name, you must provide a Canadian birth certificate or citizenship certificate issued in the new name. (A change of name certificate
alone will not be accepted.)
Additional documentation will be required to verify your identity as well as the name to appear in the passport (see section L).
All former surnames
All former surnames that differ from the surname requested to appear in the passport, including your surname at birth must be declared. These former
surnames will not appear in the passport.
Mother's maiden name
Indicate your mother's surname (last name) at birth.
Place of birth
Your place of birth must be provided on the application form. If you do not wish the 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 your proof of citizenship does not show a complete date of birth, the specific year, month and day of your birth will be entered as shown on your
supporting identification (see section 5).
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
You must sign your usual signature on all three (3) pages.
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Declaration of Guarantor
J
A guarantor is a person other than the applicant who can confirm their identity and may be called upon to confirm personal information. A guarantor can be
a relative or someone living at the applicant’s 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 2 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 his or her 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 three (3) tasks free of charge:
1. Complete 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 L).
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 G).
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 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 requested.
Previous Canadian Travel Document
K
Enclose any Canadian travel document (passport, 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 previous 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 a new passport may be refused.
Documents to Support Identity
L
• You need to provide at least one (1) document to support your identity. The identification document (ID) must be valid and be issued by a federal,
provincial/territorial government authority (or local equivalent abroad). The ID must include your name, date of birth, signature and photo. One or more
document(s), when combined, may be used to fulfill these criteria.
• A Canadian passport that is expired for less than one (1) year may be used to support your identity. However, you must submit an additional piece of valid
federal, provincial or territorial identification, with your passport, if:
• the passport was issued to you before you turned 16 years of age; or
• the passport was issued to you with a period of validity of less than five (5) years.
• If you are submitting copies of your ID, each side must be copied and then signed and dated by your guarantor. All original documents that you submit will
be returned to you.
• If you submit copies of your documents and are using form PPTC 132, Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor, the same official who signs the
declaration must also sign and date the copies of both sides of the identity document(s) to indicate that the official has seen the original(s).
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 birth in
Canada, one or both of your 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 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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Privacy Notice Statement
N
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
O
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 your current appearance.
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
Guarantor's Signature
(applicant's name)
I certify this to be a
true likeness of
Date
Photo taken
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 statement "I certify this to be a true likeness of (name of applicant, written by guarantor)"
• The guarantor's signature. Note: If you are using the PPTC 132, Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor (see section J), the signing official must also
sign the back of the photo.
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.
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