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First passport for children

The normal processing time for renewal passports is 20 working days, commencing the day after the assessment of a fully completed application with supporting documentation. However, the complexity of routine verifications and security checks may leads to longer processing times.

Children Canadian passports are valid for a maximum period of 5 years from the date of issuance. The passports only contain 36 pages.

Child’s first passport:

  • The applying parent must present himself/herself in person.
  • two identical passport photos, one of which must be certified and signed by the guarantor. Canadian parent can act as guarantor provided s/he is listed as “Other parent” and notApplicant” in the child’s application form.
  • Original child's proof of Canadian citizenship (Canadian birth certificate or Canadian citizenship card).
  • Original child's birth certificate with parents' information.
  • Original/Photocopies (certified by guarantor that originals have been seen) of both parents' valid government issue ID with signature (eg: passport, HK international driving permit, Canadian driver’s licence, Canadian health card, etc.)
  • Original/Photocopies (certified by guarantor that originals have been seen) of child's valid passport of his/her other nationality (if applicable)
  • the non-refundable processing fee
  • all documents pertaining to custody, mobility of, or access to the child in English or French only
    • Original final court order must be presented
    • If applicable, written mobility consent for the child from the non-custodial parent must be provided, along with signature ID to verify non-custodial parent's signature.
    • Hong Kong court documents in Chinese must be translated and certified by the Family Court Registry
  • Completed child’s application form PPTC042 (PDF*, 377.62 KB) 
  • If your child does not have the proof of Canadian citizenship, all of the following conditions must also be satisfied:
    • Applicant must present the receipt for submitting the child’s citizenship application
    • Child must be less than two years of age at the time of the passport application submission
    • Proof of travel with confirmed payment (no earlier than 8 weeks prior the departure date) or residency requirement must be presented
    • Either parent’s proof of Canadian citizenship (Canadian birth certificate or Canadian citizenship card)

Applications may be submitted:

  1. By online appointment
    Service hours: 08:30 - 12:30, Monday - Friday
    This is recommended if you wish to visit our office to submit your completed application only.
  2. By walk-in
    Service hours: 08:30 - 10:30, Monday - Friday
    Effective January 19th 2015, walk-in service for application submission and general enquiries will be from 8:30 - 10:30 only. Walk-in clients will be seen on a first-come-first served basis. The last ticket will be issued at 10:15.

Walk-in clients can expect to wait up to 2 hours to be served, as priority is given to clients with scheduled appointments.

Emergency cases, such as offloaded airline passengers and lost/stolen passports, will continue to be served beyond these hours.

If you are ready to submit a completed passport application, you are advised to use the online appointment system instead.

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