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Simplified renewal passport application process now available to Canadians

Shorter and simpler form - No guarantor needed

Citizenship and identity documents not required

TO BE ELIGIBLE, you must meet all of the following conditions

  • you were at least 16 years of age at the time of your previous application;
  • your name on the renewal application is exactly as it appears on page 2 of the submitted passport; and
  • you are submitting a previous regular Canadian passport that:
    • was/is valid for five (5)years;
    • is notdamaged; and
    • was neverreported lost or stolen;
    • is still valid or expired no more than one year.

TO APPLY, all you need to provide is:

  • a completed Adult Simplified Renewal Abroad PassportApplication formfor Canadians applying outside of Canada(PPTC 482);
  • your most recent passport;
  • the required fee; and
  • two (2) recent identical photos. 

Visit passportcanada.gc.ca for more information.


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