Any Canadian citizen is eligible for a Canadian passport. The following page outlines the steps required to obtain a passport for a Canadian living in Canada. Please refer to the main page of the Passport Canada web site if you are a Canadian living outside of Canada. To ensure your application is processed in a timely fashion, please be sure to submit all the necessary documents with your application.

**As of September 6, 2022**

Canadian passports and other travel documents: Applying in Canada

How to apply for passports and other travel documents, get urgent or express service, find a service location, and what to do if your passport is lost, stolen or damaged.

Urgent or Express

(Service standard – By end of next business day or 2 to 9 business days) *

Ways to apply:

  • Urgent services (by end of next business day)
  • Express services (2-9 business days)


(Service standard – 10 to 20 business days, plus mail time)*

Ways to apply:

  • Walk-in or by appointment at a
    • Service Canada Centre that offers 10-day processing (10 business days*)
    • passport office (10 business days*)
    • regular Service Canada Centre (20 business days*)
      • Some locations are seeing high demand for appointments. Appointment availability may vary
      • Check walk-in wait times at passport offices before you go.
  • By Mail (20 business days*)
  • *Extra fees apply for pick up service