Canada Passport

Since more than half of Canadian passport applications that are received by the government are rejected, it’s important to make sure you’re applying for a passport correctly. Chicago Passport & Visa Services will assist you with filling out the proper forms and arranging an appointment with a qualified Canadian passport photographer. We’ll ensure all documents and photos are in order, so your passport application doesn’t get declined or rejected.

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

Online Application

  • 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.

Passport Photos

  • 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.

Residency Status

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.

Dual National

Color copies of all the pages of your US passport are required if you are holding US/Canadian dual nationality.

Processing Time

Canada passports are processed in 21 business days. There is no rush passport renewal service available.

Government Fee

  • 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.