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This blogsite is created by a team of knowledgeable passport service program experts. Our goal is to provide general information on Canadian passport program and offers helpful resource for their Canadian Passport application.

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Canada.ca – Evaluation of the Passport Program document

Purpose scope and focus of the evaluation The evaluation of the Passport Program was conducted in fulfilment of requirements of the Treasury Board 2016 Policy on Results, as well as commitments in various Treasury Board Submissions. Led by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the evaluation was conducted in collaboration with Employment and Social Development...

National Post – Review warned of passport office crisis even before pandemic

Christopher Nardi  Publishing date:  Jul 15, 2022 The 2020 report said the ‘single greatest improvement’ to the passport program would be an online portal to submit applications. That has not been created OTTAWA – An internal evaluation of Canada’s passport service was warning even before the pandemic that processes were using the “least efficient” delivery...

MTLBlog – New Canadian Passport Measures Are Coming & The Backlog Could ‘Drop Significantly’​

Sofia Misenheimer  MTL Blog, Staff Writer  July 12, 2022 New measures from the federal government could improve wait times for people looking to get a passport in Canada. High demand for several months has resulted in processing backlogs that have seen Quebecers waiting for days and, in some cases, camping outside of Service Canada offices to get new...

Dailyhive.com – Canadians will be charged to visit Europe starting in 2023

Article author: Isabelle Docto  Jun 27 2022, 5:38 pm Canadians who want a romantic getaway to Paris will need to pay a fee starting next year. The European Union (EU) announced the launch date for its new visa waiver system called the European Travel Information Authorization System (ETIAS) last week. It was created to track visitors from the 63 countries...

Release of digital Canadian citizenship certificate

The Government of Canada will start implementing the digital version of the Canadian Citizenship Certificate starting June 27, 2022. The e-certificate is a valid proof of Canadian citizenship. If you have participated in the pilot project and have received an e-certificate, you can  download, save and print the e-certificate  use it to access services and benefits the...

File a complaint to the Passport Canada Program

Complaint resolution process The Passport Program takes all complaints very seriously and ensures that they are processed efficiently and professionally. The Passport Program’s complaint resolution process consists of a two-level approach: Level 1—You may submit a complaint by using the complaint form. The processing time for complaint resolution at this level is 12 working days....

Ukraine immigration measures – Financial assistance to newcomers

Ukraine immigration measures: Financial assistance The federal government is offering financial assistance to help newly arrived Ukrainian families who are in Canada under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET). The assistance is a one-time, non-taxable benefit. It’s to take care of your basic needs while you get settled in Canada. Apply online   Who...

Globalnews.ca – Passport bottlenecks spilling over to EI, CPP applicants

By Simon Little & John Hua  Global News  Posted May 25, 2022 Backlogs and bottlenecks in passport processing through Service Canada appear to be causing problems for clients seeking other core services through the facilities, such as death benefits or employment insurance. Lower Mainland resident Kim Boechler told Global News she waited more than 13 hours cumulatively over...

CTVnews.ca – Canadians forced to cancel, reschedule travel as passport delays continue

Brooklyn Neustaeter  CTVNews.ca Writer   Published May 13, 2022 1:52 p.m. EDT Many Canadians are reporting lengthy delays and wait times at passport offices as the federal government works to process almost a million more applications over the past year. After issuing only 363,000 passports between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, Employment and Social Development...

CTVNews.ca – Tell us about your passport application story

CTVNews.ca  Staff / Published May 5, 202 As eager Canadians look to travel following two years of pandemic restrictions, long wait times for renewed passports may be hampering some vacation plans. Many Canadians are reporting lengthy delays at passport offices as the federal government works to process thousands more applications over the past year. A resurging...

CTVnews.ca – Passport applications still backlogged despite hundreds of new workers hired

Dave Charbonneau CTV News Ottawa May 3, 2022 When the federal government loosened COVID-19 restrictions for international travel, Canadians rushed to the passport office, causing massive backlogs. Months later, those backlogs are still happening. Tesh Naidoo owns Sooter’s Photography, right beside the passport office. “It’s been pretty busy,” says Naidoo. “There’s a lot of work...

Narcity.com – Canadians Can Identify As Gender ‘X’ On Their Passport But It May Still Cause Issues Abroad

Helena Hanson The feds warn that not all countries accept the neutral gender identifier. Since 2019, Canadians have been able to identify as gender “X” on their passports. However, the feds continue to warn that doing so could make travelling overseas more complicated. Several years ago, the federal government made it possible for individuals who do not...

CTV News – Sharp rise in passport applications fuelling longer wait times: Service Canada

Michael Lee – Published April 21, 2022  A resurging interest in travel has seen the number of Canadian passports issued over the past year more than triple, in some cases resulting in longer wait times, the latest figures from the federal government show. In a statement, a spokesperson for Employment and Social Development Canada, which oversees...

Child Passport Application – Canada

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...

Adult General Application – United States

Download Adult General Passport Application Form Adult General Passport Application form (PPTC 153) IMPORTANT NOTICE Due to the impacts of COVID-19, Passport Canada allows people to renew their passport if it has been expired for more than 1 year. Passport Canada indicates that they aren’t liable for any monetary losses if they can’t deliver the...