If you submit a standard passport application and are not eligible for simplified renewal, you will need a guarantor.
A guarantor is a person who has known you for at least 2 years. The guarantor needs to belong to a specific professional group, has to live in Germany (jurisdiction of issuing passport office) and does not have to be Canadian.
Please ensure that you complete all parts of the form, including signing and dating it, before having your guarantor complete the declaration.
If your guarantor's declaration is dated prior to your application, it is legally invalid and we might have to reject your application.
If you cannot obtain an eligible guarantor, form PPTC132 (Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor) must be completed and signed before a notary public, or other person authorized by law to administer oaths. You also have the choice of signing it before a consular officer at the Embassy Canada in Berlin, or consulate in Munich, Düsseldorf or Stuttgart. A fee is charged for this service.
If you sign the declaration in front of a German notary public or lawyer, you will pay for this service directly at their office and will pay the embassy only for the passport service.
If you are completing a passport application for an adult, you will have to provide 4 references: 2 for the passport form and 2 different ones for the statutory declaration PPTC132.
This form is not available on the internet, please contact us if you require it.