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  • Video to help you submit a complete and correct adult general passport application

Passport application forms can either be downloaded and printed from the internet or picked up from the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi or the Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai and Chandigarh. Alternately, if you would like to have the required form(s) mailed to you, please contact us and provide your name, full mailing address and daytime contact telephone number.

The processing time for a passport application is 20 business days. This 20-day period only starts once we have a complete and accurate application and does not include postal delivery time.

Processing times may change depending on the volume of applications received and are not guaranteed.  Complexity of routine verifications and security checks leads to longer processing times.

With the introduction of the electronic passport, adult applicants may choose between a 5 or 10 year validity. The passports only contain 36 pages. If your current passport has expired, is within 12 months of the expiry date, or if all visa pages are full, you may apply for a new passport.  Please note that 6 months validity may be required on your passport to enter some countries.

Please submit the following to obtain a new passport:

Applications may be submitted in person or via traceable mail at:

We strongly recommend that you fully complete the application and prepare your supporting documentation prior to submitting or mailing your application as incomplete applications will not be accepted.

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