Frequently asked questions
Applying for a passport
- Adult passport application (16 years of age or over)
- Child passport application (under the age of 16)
- Simplified Renewal Application Process
- Application forms with bar codes
- Documents to include with your application
- Passport photos
- Passport fees
- Submitting your application
- Processing times
Passports in general
- My passport was lost/stolen/damaged. What should I do?
- My name has changed. What should I do?
- There is a mistake in the spelling of my name on page 2. What do I do?
- My appearance has changed. What should I do?
- Can I add more pages to my passport?
- How long is a passport valid for?
- I have a valid passport. When can I apply for a new passport?
- How do I change the address on my passport?
- How do I change the emergency contact information on my passport?
- What should I do with the passport of a deceased person?
The new fees and the 5- and 10-year ePassport
- When did the new fees come into effect?
- Why did Passport Canada increase its fees?
- What is an ePassport?
- Does the ePassport contain biometric information such as an iris scan or fingerprints?
- Can someone read the information on my ePassport without my knowledge?
- Does the ePassport contain any kind of tracking device?
- I have a valid passport. Will I still be able to use it even though it's not an ePassport?
- Can I get an ePassport even though I already have a valid passport?
- What happens if the chip in my ePassport doesn't work?
- Are children's ePassports also valid for 10 years?
- Does the ePassport make border crossings faster?
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