Accessibility

Accessibility on Government of Canada websites

This website has been designed with a view to making the information in it accessible to all users, including for use with a wide range of adaptive technologies, such as text readers, audio players, voice-activated devices, refreshable Braille displays, and browser/platform combinations.

Passport application forms

Application forms available online (fillable PDF files)

You may fill out a passport application form interactively on a computer using the keyboard and/or an assistive device. Doing so has many advantages. Make sure to save the form to your computer as you go. When you have completed the form, print it off (it will print out in regular-size format), sign it, and submit to Passport Canada along with the rest of your required documentation.

A person who is blind or visually impaired may request the assistance of another person to fill out a paper application or the applicant can fill out the interactive application form using an assistive technology.

Braille and large print

Applicants who read Braille can request a passport application instruction booklet in Braille. The booklet includes instructions on how to fill out the application form and describes the contents of the form. Passport Canada does not provide a Braille application form. Application forms are also available in large print.

Please contact us to request an instruction booklet in Braille or large-print form.

Signing forms and passports

If you are assisting an individual who is unable to sign his or her passport application and passport, it is recommended that you submit a medical letter with the application, that states that this person does not write. In this case, the signature fields in the application form must be left blank. Passport Canada will add an observation on page 3 of the passport stating "signature not required".

Upon receipt of the passport, the signature box on page 3 must be left blank and must not be signed by anyone.

There are also specific rules regarding signatures on a child's passport.

Applying in person

Assistance

Applicants with disabilities who apply in person at a Passport Canada office can, on arrival, inform the commissionaire of any special needs they may have while waiting, e.g. seating, access to a washroom. Commissionaires will do their best to accommodate the needs of the applicant.

Adult applicant

The responsible parent or guardian may apply for a passport on behalf of a person with an intellectual disability sixteen years of age or over using the adult application form.

Parking

It is government policy to ensure barrier-free access to all passport service locations. Each office that provides parking will have a certain number of spaces reserved for persons with disabilities.

Passport photos

Wheelchairs

Passport photos must be taken against a plain, uniform white or light-coloured background to ensure that the applicant’s facial features and edges of the face are clearly visible. As such, for someone who is in a wheelchair, we recommend that the photo be taken with a plain white blanket placed over the wheelchair behind the applicant's head.

Headwear or nasal cannula

When required for medical reasons, headwear or a nasal cannula may appear in a passport photo—provided that the eyes remain clearly visible. We recommend that you include a signed explanatory letter with your application. Passport Canada may also request that you submit a letter from your doctor.

More information about passport photo requirements.