Frequently asked questions
Can I keep my valid passport until I receive my new one?
No; you must submit your valid passport with your application for a new one. Note that a previous Canadian passport will be accepted as supporting identification provided that all of the following conditions are met:
- The passport is still valid or has expired within the past year;
- The passport is submitted with the application. Photocopies will not be accepted; and
- The name that appears on the passport and the application are the same.
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