Requirements for Canadian Passport Renewal
- You are able to submit your most recent Canada passport in good condition.
- You are currently residing in the United States of America.
- You are 16 years of age or older.
- You may renew your Canada passport only if your current passport is valid or expired in the last one year.
- Proof of citizenship.
How to Apply
- Do not sign the application until instructed to do so.
- A guarantor’s signature is required if you cannot be recognized from the photograph in your current passport or to extend a passport.
- Clear, sharp, and in focus.
- Taken with a neutral facial expression.
- Eyes open and clearly visible.
- Mouth closed, no smiling.
- 50 mm wide x 70 mm high (2” wide x 2 ¾” long)
- The height of the face measures between 31 mm (1 ¼ inches) and 36 mm (1 7/16 inches) from chin to crown of head (natural top of head).
- An image of your current appearance that has been taken in the last six months.
- Professionally printed on plain, high-quality photographic paper.
- We don’t accept photos printed at home or photos printed on heavy-weight paper.
- Original photos that are not altered in any way or taken from an existing photo.
Proof of Residency
- A clear photocopy of the applicant’s driver license or state-issued ID is needed.
- The address of the identification must match the address listed on the passport application.
- You can use a major utility bill or a copy of your current lease with a landlord and tenant signature to prove your address.
A copy of the front and back of your US Permanent Resident Card or valid visa is required. You should have the original I-94 or I-20 stapled to your passport. If you don’t have a valid US Permanent Resident Card and haven’t been a US resident for 2 years or longer, the processing time may be longer.
Color copies of all the pages of your US passport are required if you are holding US/Canadian dual nationality.
Canada passports are processed in 21 business days. There is no rush passport renewal service available.
- 10-year Canadian passport fee: CAD$260.
- 5-year Canadian passport fee: CAD$190.
- Temporary/starter checks or checks without a name or address will NOT be accepted.