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Assistance to Canadians

Adult passport application presented outside of Canada /

Adults 16 years of age or over – PPTC040

For your first passport application or for a passport renewal, complete the form PPTC040 entitled “Adult Abroad General Passport Application for Canadians 16 years of age or over applying outside of Canada”.You may download the form with this link.

Verify if you qualify for Simplified Renewal by consulting the following link: criteria for Simplified Renewal. If you qualify, you may complete the form PPTC482 entitled “Adult Abroad Simplified Renewal” available on this link.

Please read the instructions that accompany the applications carefully.


For all applications that are not Simplified Renewal you must have a guarantor.

New policy effective December 9th, 2013:

Modifications have been made to the list of eligible guarantors for passport applications submitted abroad. Please consult Passport Canada website for more details.

If you have been living in France or the Principality of Monaco for less than two years and you do not qualify for simplified renewal, you must complete the “Declaration in lieu of a Guarantor” form (PPTC132). Please contact the Consular Services to obtain this document.

Documents to submit with your passport application:

Modification of family name:

If you wish to change the name which will appear on your new passport (due to a marriage, divorce, etc.), please consult the following page to verify the supporting documents required with the application.

Where to send the application?

Embassy of Canada
Consular Services
35, avenue  Montaigne
75008 Paris France

  • By mail:  It is highly advised to send your application by registered letter.
  • Drop-off in the Consular mailbox located inside the main entrance of the Embassy (Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm), excluding public holidays.
  • In person at Consular Services from Monday to Friday between 9am to 12pm (from 9:00 a.m. to 11 :30 a.m. during the summer season, from June 1st to September 30th), excluding public holidays, for payments by cash or in cases requiring the intervention of a consular agent.

AttentionTake note:
Passport and citizenship applications presented in person will not be examined at the reception counter of Consular Services.  The receptionist will transmit the applications to the file analysts.  Applications submitted in person follow the same procedure as those received by the post.

Processing Time

Since November 10, 2016, the Government of Canada has introduced new regulations requiring Canadian citizens with dual citizenship to hold a valid Canadian passport to board a flight to Canada.

Due to this new regulation, Consular Services have experienced a very large increase in the volume of passport applications. It is expected that this situation will continue throughout 2017, or even longer. As a result, processing times usually of 4 weeks can no longer be respected. Currently, they are a minimum of 6 weeks upon submission of a duly completed file.

We recommend that you send your application by registered mail in order to have a confirmation of receipt/date of receipt at our office. Due to the large number of files to be processed, it is impossible for us to answer questions regarding applications have been received. Only special or urgent queries will be answered, and the date the application was received is required. You will only be contacted if your file is incomplete or if additional information is required.

If you have an unexpected impending trip, please contact us by e-mail at with the subject: "Passport Application - Travel Date". Please include your name (s) and first name (s) as they appear on your application form, date of birth, the date we received your application and the date of travel along with proof of travel. If you indicate a travel date without providing proof, your application may not be considered.

Rest assured that every effort is being made to deal with this situation and we thank you for your understanding.

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