Canadians wishing to apply for a passport should 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 the Service Canada's website.
Since February 2006, Canadians applying for passports in France are issued with the security enhanced passport printed in Canada.
This initiative is an important part of the Government of Canada’s new National Security Policy and ensures that Canadian travel documents are compliant with International Civil Aviation Organization global standards.
The delivery of this new passport requires 20 working days upon reception of a duly completed application.
We recommend applying for a new passport well in advance of any travel.
Depending on the urgency of travel and the documents provided, clients may be eligible for a temporary passport. Information regarding the temporary passport can be found on the following page The New Canadian Temporary Passport.
Canadians planning to travel to the United States are advised that they are permitted to do so with a non-machine readable passport and do not require a visa. You will find information on this topic on the website of the Embassy of the United States in Paris.
We recommend that you read the instructions included in the passport application very carefully and be sure that your application is complete. This will ensure your application will be treated without delay. We regret that regulations do not permit us to process incomplete applications and we will be required to return them to the sender who will have to provide the missing information or elements.
The following requirements are specific to all applications submitted in France and in Principality of Monaco. If you are travelling or residing elsewhere, obtain information on where to submit your application.
Read the guide that you will download with the application form or that have been mailed to you. (See instructions below).
If you are applying for a replacement of a lost, stolen or inaccessible passport which is still valid, you must complete an additional form (PPT 203) - PDF version - (150 KB) or available upon request. In the case of a stolen passport, please submit a copy of the Police report.
You must provide 2 photographs taken within the last 12 months. Please carefully read the instructions governing photo specifications established by the Passport Office.
You must have a guarantor in France or the Principality of Monaco (depending on your place of residence) who has known you for at least 2 years. The guarantor must declare knowing the applicant (parent or tutor) for at least two years, and be chosen from one of the categories mentioned in the instructions on the form (see item 5). He/she must certify one of the photographs and sign it on the back.
New guarantor policy :
Effective December 9th, 2013, the list of eligible guarantors will be expanded for passport applications submitted abroad. More details will be provided in the coming days on our website.
If you have not been living in France or the Principality of Monaco long enough to know a admissible guarantor, you must complete the enclosed form: "Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor" (PPT132).
This declaration must be signed in the presence of a person authorized to administer oaths who will also certify one of the photos by signing it on the back.
This statutory declaration may be signed in the presence of a Consular agent at the Embassy or by a Canadian honorary consul in France or the Principality of Monaco. Legalization fees (non refundable) apply.
This declaration may also be signed by a police officer, notary public, or mayor of a "commune". This service is free but French officials are under no obligation to provide such service.
This form may be ordered at our offices (see instructions below) or at one of our consulates.
Passport applications must be accompanied by the original of the applicant's proof of citizenship. There are two types of proof of citizenship.
If you do not have documentary proof of citizenship and your application is not urgent, we recommend you apply for such proof to the relevant office.
If you urgently require a passport and do not have proof of citizenship, you must complete the forms "PPT 113" and "PPT 116" and join them to your application along with other supporting documents. Please note any passport that may be issued to you will only be valid for a few months.
Passport fees vary according to the type of travel document required and the age of the applicant. Fees are payable by personal cheque or money order payable to the Canadian Embassy or by credit card by completing the credit card authorization form. Do not send cash by mail.
Passport application forms together with instructions can be downloaded from our mission's web site. They may also be sent to you by mail upon request.
Please note that the following form is not available on our web site:
To request to receive it by mail, send us an enquiry by email, or contact us at the following address:
35, avenue Montaigne
If the "Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor" (PPT132) and the "Statutory Declaration concerning a Lost/Stolen Passport" (PPT 203) - PDF version - (150 KB) are signed at the Embassy or a Canadian Consulate, a single (non refundable) legalization fee will be levied for both combined declarations.
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