Passport Information

MP Passport Services

Since 2008, my office continues to accept completed passport applications for any resident wishing to obtain or renew their Canadian passport. In addition to this regular service provided at my constituency office, we host an annual Passport Clinic which is your local “one-stop-shop” for completing and submitting your passport application. During Passport Clinics an on-site photographer is available for your photography needs. Please see our Events page for upcoming Passport Clinic dates.

When you take advantage of our MP passport services, your fully completed passport application is reviewed and forwarded to Passport Canada on your behalf. It is then returned to you by Xpress Post in approximately 20 working days (1 month). Please note that the issuance of passports remains solely with Passport Canada.

To ensure your application is processed in this timely fashion, please be sure to submit all the necessary documents with your application.

Introducing the NEW ePassport

If you are applying for an adult passport for the first time or if your passport expired more than a year ago you are required to:

  • Sign and complete all pages of the Adult General Passport Application Form.
  • Provide two (2) identical passport photos taken within the last 6 months – one photo must be signed by an eligible guarantor.
  • Submit photocopies (front & back) of at least one piece of supplementary identification – photocopies must be signed and dated by an eligible guarantor.
  • Submit original proof of Canadian citizenship (i.e., original birth certificate or Canadian citizenship card/certificate).
  • Submit any valid Canadian travel document issued in your name (i.e., your passport).
  • Provide payment. Payment must be in the form of a Credit Card, Money Order or Certificated Cheque/Bank Draft (made out to the Receiver General for Canada). No cash.

Extra documents may need to be provided if you:

  • Have changed your name.
  • Are replacing a lost, stolen or damaged passport.

All documents must be submitted in either English or French. If a document is submitted in another language, an official translation must be provided.

NOTE: Your original documents will be returned to you by mail with your new passport.

 

If you are renewing a passport that was issued within the last five or ten years and is still valid, or has expired within the last year, you must: 

  • Sign and complete all pages of the Simplified Renewal Passport Application Form.
  • Provide two (2) identical passport photos taken within the last 6 months.
  • Submit your valid Canadian travel document (i.e., your passport).
  • Provide payment. Payment must be in the form of a Credit Card, Money Order or Certificated Cheque/Bank Draft (made out to the Receiver General for Canada). No cash.

To be eligible for a simplified renewal: you must have been at least 16 years of age at the time of your previous application; your name on the application form must be exactly as it appears on page 2 of the submitted passport; and you must submit a previous Canadian passport that is not damaged and was never reported lost or stolen.


If you are obtaining a new child passport, you must:

  • Sign and complete all pages of the Child Passport Application Form.
  • Submit original proof of Canadian citizenship (i.e., original birth certificate or Canadian citizenship card/certificate). Note: As of October 1, 2012, a provincial long-form birth certificate is required for new child passport applications.
  • Provide two (2) identical passport photos taken within the last 6 months – one photo must be signed by an eligible guarantor.
  • Submit proof of parentage or proof of legal guardianship (if applicable). Be sure to check the instructions that are included with the application.
  • Provide all documents that refer to the custody of, mobility of, or access to the child.
  • Submit any valid Canadian passport or travel document issued in the child’s name (i.e., their passport).
  • Provide Payment. Payment must be in the form of a Credit Card, Money Order or Certificated Cheque/Bank Draft (made out to the Receiver General for Canada). No cash.

All documents must be submitted in either English or French. If a document is submitted in another language, an official translation must be provided.

NOTE: Your original documents will be returned to you by mail with your new passport.

 

Our office carries a comprehensive supply of all Passport Application Forms as well as Parental Consent Forms and Statutory Declaration of Loss, Stolen or Damaged Forms. You can also find these fillable forms online at: http://www.ppt.gc.ca/info/form.aspx?lang=eng&region=Canada

Our office accepts fully completed passport applications during the office hours of 8:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Passport applications are couriered to Passport Canada on your behalf every Friday.

I am also pleased to advise that Service Canada in Brantford now offers passport services to Brant constituents who wish to avoid commuting to the nearest Passport Canada offices located outside of Brantford. For more information, please contact Service Canada directly. Their contact information can be obtained at: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/tbsc-fsco/sc-dsp.jsp?rc=3551&lang=eng

 

If you have questions or require further information, please contact my office – we’d be happy to provide further assistance! Office contact information is available at: http://www.philmccolemanmp.ca/contact-phil/

Important Notice for Canadians with Dual Citizenship:

As of November 10, 2016 all Canadian citizens, including those with dual citizenship must have a Canadian passport, temporary passport or an emergency travel document  in order to travel to Canada. Please note that temporary passports and emergency documents are issued only under strict conditions. 

To learn more, visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/dual-canadian-citizens.asp

 

Important Information Your Family and Friends May Need to Know to Visit You in Canada:

Since March 15, 2016, travelers who normally do not need a visa to enter Canada because they are citizens of a visa-exempt country need an eTA to fly to or transit through Canada.

Exceptions include United States citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. U.S. lawful permanent residents need an eTA and must present a valid U.S. permanent resident card (Green Card) and a valid passport at check-in.

A leniency period was put in place so travellers caught unaware of the requirement could still board their flight without an eTA. However, this period ended on November 9, 2016. Travellers now need an eTA to board their flight to Canada.

For more information, visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp?utm_source=slash-eta&utm_medium=short-url&utm_campaign=eta

Useful Links:

Passport Canada
Canada/USA Border Wait Times
Nexus Information