A guarantor is a person other than yourself who confirms your identity. Your guarantor must perform free of charge the following three (3) tasks:
Your guarantor must:
The list above is not a recognition or endorsement by the Passport Office of professional status or superior qualifications.
A guarantor is required for each passport application whether it is your first application or whether you have previously been issued a Canadian passport. The guarantor is a vital component of your application process as they certify the information on your application is true as well as verify your likeness on the photograph to be placed in the new passport. Essentially, the guarantor is a requirement, not an option.
However, if you have not lived in Hong Kong or Macao for a minimum period of two years, it is understandable that you will not be able to find a guarantor in the jurisdiction who will have known you for that period of time. As such, please email us your mailing address to obtain the PPT 132 form, “Statutory Declaration in Lieu of a Guarantor.” This form cannot be downloaded from the internet and must be submitted in original format. The statutory declaration may be notarized in our office for an additional fee or may be notarized before a person authorized by law to administer an oath or solemn affirmation in the jurisdiction of the passport issuing office. More information on notary services.
The PPT 132 Statutory Declaration in Lieu of a Guarantor requires substantial background information. You are advised to fully complete the form before presenting your documents to our office but do not sign the form until you read the oath in front of the notary public or Commissioner for Oaths. In addition to your personal details, you will need to provide your residential addresses for the past 5 years, where you have been working or studying for the past 5 years, and also supply the names of two people, not your relatives, who have known you for two years or more to act as references. Your two references do not need to reside in Hong Kong or Macao but must be available by phone to verify your details. Please ensure to provide two different references than those provided in your passport application form. We are required to check both references before a new passport can be issued to you.
This may delay the processing time of the passport.