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Passport Services

Passport application related information can be found at Passport Canada.

Hours of Operation

The Consular Services Hours are from 9 am to 11:30 amMonday to Friday (except Statutory Holidays).

Travelling in Asia

For travel in Asia, please ensure your passport is valid for at least six months before your planned entry into another country or your return to Taiwan. Without the six month's validity, you may be refused entry by the immigration authorities upon arrival. Non-compliance with entry requirements of the host country may result in either deportation or considerable delays.

Obtaining/Renewing a Passport

Applicant must come in person to submit the application. Please be advised that 20 working days are required to process passport applications (both adults and children). The application processing time is counted from the date that all the required documentation and information are received by our office.

For the related fees, please refer to Fees.

 

ePassport

Canada's new enhanced ePassport is available to all Canadians since July 1, 2013. Adult applicants have the option of a 5- or 10-year ePassport for both first-time applications and renewals, while children's ePassports will be issued for a maximum of 5 years.

Considered to be the gold standard of travel documents, ePassports contain an electronic chip that enhances the passport's current security features. In compliance with the recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization, over 100 countries, including the United States, France and the United Kingdom, are already issuing ePassports.

More information about ePassport

FAQs

Passports for Adults

Passports: Simplified Renewal Application Process now available for Canadians applying in East Asia and Oceania

As of August 7, 2012,

Canadians living in East Asia and Oceania who meet specific eligibility criteria may apply for a new Canadian passport through the simplified renewal application process.

The passport renewal application for Canadians abroad is available online. The fees and processing times are the same as for a regular passport application.

If you are not eligible for simplified renewal application, to process adult’s passport application, you need to:

  1. Complete the passport application form PPTC 040
  2. Provide the following original documentations (photocopies or certified copies are NOT admissible as substitutes):
    • Proof of Canadian citizenship:
      • if you were born in Canada : the Canadian birth certificate issued by the province in which you were born
      • if you were born outside of Canada : the Canadian citizenship certificate , or a Certificate of Registration of Birth Abroad or Certificate of Retention of Citizenship, depending on your date of birth
    • your current Canadian passport (it will be cancelled and returned to you with your new passport)
  3. Provide two (2) identical photographs of the correct size as per the passport application form. For passport integrity reasons, photos may be rejected if the quality is not of a reasonable standard or is not appropriate for use in a passport. As such instant photos from photo booths are NOT acceptable for Canadian passports.
  4. Documents, in the name to appear in the passport, to support your identity must be submitted with your application form. Further documentation may be required. Documentation to support your identity must be issued by a federal, provincial, municipal authority, or local equivalent. The documents must be valid and must include the bearer's name , date of birth, photo, gender and signature.
  5. Application forms must be completed in English/French. Signatures on the form should be identical to the passport signature.
  6. All applications must be made in person.

Passports for Children under the Age of 16

In order to process children’s passport application, you need to:

  1. Complete the passport application form PPTC 042
  2. Provide the following original documentations (photocopies or certified copies are NOT admissible as substitutes):

    Proof of Canadian citizenship:

    • if the child was born in Canada : the Canadian birth certificate issued by the province in which he/she was born
    • if the child was born outside of Canada : the Canadian citizenship certificate , or a Certificate of Registration of Birth Abroad or Certificate of Retention of Citizenship, depending on his/her date of birth
    • the child’s current Canadian passport (it will be cancelled and returned with the new passport)
  3. Provide two (2) identical photographs of the correct size as per the passport application form. For passport integrity reasons, photos may be rejected if the quality is not of a reasonable standard or is not appropriate for use in a passport. As such instant photos from photo booths are NOT acceptable for Canadian passports.
  4. Proof of parentage: provide the child’s original birth certificate or the original household registration record. Both parents' names should be clearly indicated on these two documents.
  5. Both parents’ Canadian passport and Citizenship Certificate/Birth Certificate. For non-Canadian parent, please submit the Taiwan passport.
  6. All applications must be made by one of the parents (the applicant). Please note the applicant cannot act as the guarantor.

If you are applying for your child’s first passport and does not have the proof of Canadian citizenship, all of the following conditions must be satisfied:

- Child must be two years old or younger at the time of the passport application submission;
- Proof of travel (electronic ticket) or residency requirement ( both parents’ Taiwan Alien Resident certificate) must be presented;
- Child’s citizenship application receipt.

If you are the parent applying on behalf of a child, it is imperative that the other parent sign the passport application form as well. If the other parent is not living in Taiwan, he/she should go to the nearest Canadian passport office to complete a Consent for a Minor Child form PPT028.

If the other parent is not available, we will require documentary proof of the custody or a divorce agreement indicating that the parent applying for the child has custody.


 

Photo Specifications for Passports

Please follow the rules for Canadian passport photos.

Important Notice Your application will be rejected if your photos do not meet these specifications. An altered photo refers to any photo that has been edited or changed in any way, by any means, and includes, but is not limited to technical corrections or enhancements such as adjustments to colour, brightness, contrast and sharpness of the image, cropping around the subject’s head and shoulders (cutting and pasting the subject against a white background), editing of the facial features (changing size or shape of eyes, nose, mouth, ears, etc.), editing to improve the appearance of the subject (eliminating wrinkles, blemishes, birthmarks; changing hair colour; removing red-eye; removing glare, etc.), changing the background (eliminating shadows, etc.), editing the subject’s clothing (changing colours, etc.)." Please refer to detailed information of passport photo specifications.

Guarantor

The guarantor must sign the guarantor portion on the passport application form only after the application is completed in full signed and dated by you. Applications submitted with a date of signature for the guarantor preceding the date of signature of the applicant will be rejected.

Details of a qualified guarantor, please click here.

PPT 132 Declarations in Lieu of Guarantor

If you do not have a guarantor, you will be required to complete PPT 132 Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor, and an additional fee is applied. The following information is to be completed in the PPT 132; therefore, in order to save your time, please come with this information prepared.

Please Note: The PPT 132 form may not be accepted in some situations. For example, if you have been living in Taiwan for over 3 years, you will be expected by Passport Canada to have a guarantor and the form will likely be refused.

1. Applicants Personal Information 

Please provide complete addresses of your last FIVE years (if different from the current one) as well as your Business / School details for the last FIVE years. Please note that there should not be any breaks between the dates. You can write down the additional details in the PPT132 - Additional Information (upon request from the receptionist at our office) if there is not enough room for you to write in the PPT132.
                               

2. TWO Additional References 

You need to provide us with the details of TWO Additional References, who can be contacted to confirm your identity. These two references cannot be your relatives and they have to have known you for at least TWO years. Please provide the following information of your references: full name, contact numbers, contact address, relationship with you, and the number of years that this person has known you for. Due to time difference, it is strongly recommended that you provide local references in order to avoid the delay in your application.

3. Declaration of Applicant 

In addition to providing a valid reason for not being able to find a qualified guarantor, you need to provide us with 2 valid IDs which have your name, date of birth, photo, gender and signature, one of which should have a picture. Acceptable supporting IDs are documents that are issued by a federal, provincial or municipal authority in Canada, or local equivalent.

Lost, Stolen, Inaccessible or Destroyed Passports

For the information of applying for a lost, stolen, inaccessible or destroyed passport, please click here.

Once a passport has been reported lost or stolen, it is no longer valid and cannot be used for travel. Please ensure that you report the loss or theft to the nearest Government of Canada office abroad and to the local police.  The complete police report must accompany your application for a replacement Canadian passport.

Applicants must fill out, in addition to the passport application, the form PPT 203 "Statutory Declaration Concerning a Lost, Stolen, Inaccessible, or Destroyed Canadian Passport or Travel Document".

Found passport

If you find a passport, including your own passport that you previously reported as lost or stolen, it must be returned to the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei with a letter that describes how, when and where you found it. Once a passport has been reported lost or stolen, it is no longer valid and cannot be used for travel.

Damaged passport

Passport Canada recommends that you apply for a new passport if your current passport is damaged. Travellers whose passport is damaged in any way could face significant delays or be denied entry at border crossings, or be denied boarding on flights.

 

Passports for both adults and children who do not have the proof of citizenship but need to meet the visa/residence requirements of the local country

It is mandatory in some countries that a resident or traveller possesses a valid passport at all times. In such cases, a limited validity passport may be issued, and the applicant must complete a written declaration attesting the reasons of applying for a new passport.

Passport Pick-up and Mail-back service

Please note that, due to security reasons, every application needs to be made in person. However, for passport collection, applicants may pick up the passport in person, choose to authorize a person to pick up the passport on their behalf or may request a mail-back service. Applicants should make their decision clear to the passport examiner when submitting the application. To authorize a person to collect the passport, applicants needs to complete an authorization slip and the authorized person is required to bring his/her own identification card (an English identification card is recommended, for example, a passport.  If not, the Taiwan Government issued identification card can also be accepted, for example, the Taiwan ID card) for verification. Applicants who wish to have their passports mailed back should provide our office with a self-addressed (address in Chinese is suggested) and NTD$60 self-stamped envelope when submitting the application.

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Date Modified:
2017-07-20