Re-Issue Of Passport To Children: 5 Things You Must Know

If your child’s passport is about to expire, then getting it renewed as soon as possible is highly recommended. Here, are the 5 most important things that you should know when re-issuing your child’s passport

Processing Time

The usual time of processing of the renewal of your child’s passport is around 20 working days, starting from the day of assessment of the fully completed form.

Validity Of The Passport

The maximum validity time for a child’s Canadian passport is 5 years.

Best Time For Submitting The Application Form

There are three cases under which you can submit an application for the renewal of your child’s passport.

  • If the current passport has expired or is about to expire in about a year.
  • If all the pages in the passport are full.
  • If you want to replace the current passport with the new e-passport.

Documents Required

  • Original copy of the birth certificate with the details of the parents included.
  • Proof of being a Canadian citizen.
  • The most recent passport that have expired.
  • Two copies of passport photos that requires to be signed by the guarantor.
  • Original and photocopies of both the parents government issued ID card.
  • If your child is adopted, then all the documents that refers to the custody, mobility or access to the child should be submitted.
  • Receipt of the non refundable processing fee.
  • A copy of the filled application form.

Ways Of Submitting The Application

You can submit the form either by posting it, by dropping the mail at the passport office, or by applying in person by walking into the passport office closest to you. Abiding by these steps will allow you to complete the reapplication of your child’s Canadian passport, and give your child the right to be able to travel around.

Victor Opara