The documents mentioned below are required to be submitted when applying for a Canadian passport. Keep scrolling the page to know more.
What are the documents required when applying for a child’s passport?
Every Canadian citizen should have their passport when they wish to travel & the same is the case for a new born or a kid till she / he turns 16. And as it is a child’s passport application, a few extra documents would be required to be submitted along the child’s passport application form.
Submit any one proof of the child’s Canadian citizenship if the child was born in Canada –
Birth certificate issued by province / territory you child was born in / citizenship certificate given by IRCC / Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada.Sponsored Links
However, if the child was born outside Canada then 1 of the following documents have to be submitted & these must be issued by IRCC –
Citizenship certificate or the registration certificate about the birth abroad / naturalization certificate / a retention certificate about the Canadian citizenship.
Submit any 1 of the following documents to show the child & parent relation –
- Detailed birth certificate
- Foreign birth certificate including parent (s) name
- Court – issued adoption order that clearly states the adoptive parent (s)
If a child has already been issued either a Canadian passport or a travel document & the same parents are applying for a new passport then proof of parentage is not necessary. However, the Citizenship proof is required. And for this a wallet – sized birth certificate may be submitted rather than a detailed birth certificate.
Custody proof in case of separation / divorce
Remember that in this case, both the parents have to participate as well as sign on the child’s passport application form. Besides this, Passport Program might contact other parent when the application is in process.
But if a court agreement or the order exists regarding the child’s custody then person with custodial right can apply. And the documents have to be submitted accordingly. When a legal guardian applies for a child’s passport then legal guardianship proof is required besides other documents.
Adult passports – identity documents
Any 1 identity document would work but this document must be having the following things -name / sex / date of birth / your photo / signature / should be issued by either a federal or provincial or state or territorial government. And most importantly it should be valid.
If these things are not there then multiple cards have to submitted such as provincial or territorial driver’s or the non – driver’s license / military identification / Indian status certificate / other federal or territorial or provincial identification card (or employee ID) / Canadian passport.
Finally even a foreign passport can be submitted only if it meets the above stated requirements.Sponsored Links
Steps to follow when submitting these documents at the time of applying for an adult Canadian passport
When you apply by mail, do not forget to send along the original documents. You do not have to fret a lot as these documents will be sent back once the passport has been issued. Otherwise you may also submit the photocopy of the documents.
And when you are sending the photo copies see to it that both the sides of the document have been photo copied. These photo copies must have the guarantor’s signature on not one but both the sides. In addition to this, guarantor should write the date as well as the sign on the 2 sides of the paper stating that the original papers have already been seen.
However when you apply at the passport office in person then you will just have to show the concerned authorities (who are nothing but the passport agent or the receiving agent) either the original document or a photo copy.