Download:  Child passport application in Canada

1. Complete the application form

Each parent or legal guardian should sign the application form. We may contact the other parent or legal guardian.

Instructions and tips

  • Read the instructions at the end of the form to make sure you complete it properly.
  • If you can’t open the form, follow these instructions.
  • To get a Braille instruction booklet or large-print forms sent to you, contact us.
  • The term “mother’s surname” may not apply to you. If it doesn’t
    • cross it out on the form and write “parent’s surname at birth”
    • fill in the field with the surname (last name) at birth of 1 parent
    • write your initials in the margin

If the child’s passport has a valid visa in it

Tell us on your form if you need the visa and want the original passport back. If you don’t, the visa could be damaged when the previous passport is cancelled.

2. Gather all necessary documents and get your child’s passport photo

Include the following documents with your child’s application form:

You may need to provide extra documents if you’re updating their gender identifier.

You must submit all documents in either English or French. If a document is in another language, you must provide an official translation.

3. Find a guarantor

When you apply for a passport for your child, you will need to find a guarantor to sign the application and one of the passport photos. The guarantor must have known you (the parent or legal guardian who is applying on behalf of the child) personally for at least two (2) years and must have knowledge of the child.

4. Submit your application and pay your fees

If you’re applying in person
By appointment
  • You need to complete the online Service Canada form .
    • complete the required fields
    • click on Passport services: appointment request for a passport service
    • check the box beside If you need to apply in person, select this option
  • Service Canada will call you back to schedule your appointment.
Without an appointment (walk-in)

You can go to any passport office (Service Canada Centre – Passport Services) or Service Canada Centre that offers passport services without an appointment (also called walk-in services).

Walk-in services are not guaranteed. They may not be available at busy locations.

If you can’t submit your application yourself, someone else can submit your application for you.

Paying your fees

Your fees depend on what services you’re getting and how you’re applying.

Fees and methods of payment for in-Canada applications  

You won’t receive a refund for the service fee if

  • you cancel your child’s application
  • you are refused a travel document for your child
  • the child is issued a passport for a shorter validity period than requested (for example, in cases where an individual has had multiple losses)

5. Receiving your child’s passport

If you applied by mail, the passport (and any original documentation you submitted) will be returned to you by traceable mail and may arrive in two separate packages.

If you applied in person and paid for a pick-up service, the pickup date will be indicated on your receipt. The passport may be picked up by a third party if they provide written consent from the applicant and valid identification.

Important: Never sign your child’s passport or other travel document. A parent’s or legal guardian’s signature makes the document invalid. Print the Signature policy (PDF, 600.51 KB) and bring it with you when you travel in case you are asked to sign it.

A child’s passport or other travel document does not need a signature. A child may sign the passport or travel document and children over the age of 11 are encouraged to sign. If a child does not sign, the signature block on page 3 must be left blank.

source: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-passports/child-passport/apply-how.html

 

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