Canadians wishing to apply for a passport must be aware that passport applications should be submitted with proof of citizenship (such as a Canadian birth certificate or citizenship certificate). If an application is submitted without proof of citizenship, there is no guarantee that it will be processed. Please note that the passport application fee will not be refunded.
To find out how to obtain a Canadian citizenship certificate, visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada's website.
For information on obtaining a Canadian provincial or territorial birth certificate, visit Service Canada's website.
Note: The Embassy of Canada no longer provides any services for criminal name index check or criminal records checks. Clients can find the information they need for these services on the RCMP website.
Preparation is the key to successful travel. By doing your homework before you leave, you minimize the chances of something going wrong. Below you will find a broad range of information to help you prepare for a safe and enjoyable journey.