New Consulate in Lyon
The Embassy of Canada is pleased to announce the opening of a new Consulate in Lyon on Monday September 30th, 2013. (full coordinates)
The Consulate in Lyon is mandated to offer services to Canadian citizens, for example notary acts and emergency travel documents.
The Consulate is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm, upon appointment, with the exception of national holidays or unforeseen events. It is therefore important to call before appearing in person.
For all questions concerning visas and permanent residence applications to Canada, kindly address the immigration section of the Embassy of Canada at www.amb-canada.fr/visa.
The Consulate is not mandated to respond to any question concerning immigration, and will provide no information on this subject.
Canada's new enhanced ePassport is available to all Canadians as of July 1, 2013. Adult applicants have now the option of a 5- or 10-year ePassport for both first-time applications and renewals, while children's ePassports will be issued for a maximum of 5 years. The new ePassport has 36 pages.
Considered to be the gold standard of travel documents, ePassports contain an electronic chip that enhances the passport's current security features. In compliance with the recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization, over 100 countries, including the United States, France and the United Kingdom, are already issuing ePassports.