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This section covers passport renewal, passport replacement and extensions of passport validity.

Passports: Simplified Renewal Application Process now available for Canadians applying in Lebanon

As of July 25, 2012, Canadians living in Lebanon who meet specific eligibility criteria may apply for a new Canadian passport through the simplified renewal application process.

The passport renewal application for Canadians abroad is available online. The fees and processing times are the same as for a regular passport application.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Passport Canada requires that all documentation accompanying a travel document application be submitted in English or French

Who: Canadians applying for a travel document
What: Documents accompanying a travel document application
When: Effective November 15, 2010

Passport Canada requires that all documentation submitted as part of a Canadian travel document application process written in a language other than English or French must be translated. The following requirements apply*:

The applicant must submit the original document(s) accompanied by an acceptable translation.

An acceptable translation is defined as a translation produced by a certified translator whose certification can be confirmed by verifying the translator’s stamp or membership number with a professional translation association.

Should the accuracy of the translation appear suspect, Passport Canada retains the right to request a retranslation.

*Some exceptions apply. Visit the Passport Canada website for detailed information. Failure to meet the translation requirements will result in an application being delayed or denied.

For more information, visit www.passportcanada.gc.ca 

Guarantors: Only Mayors (rais Baladieh) are accepted under the mayor's category. "Mukhtars" are not accepted under this category.. Applicants should sign in front of their guarantor, and NOT at the Embassy.

Children: Both parents must present themselves at the Embassy before the passport can be released. One can submit the application and the other one can retrieve the passport, but the passport application must be signed by both parents when the application is submitted.

Service standard: We are experiencing a surge in demand for passports. Please allow 20 business days for the passport to be ready.

Where to Find the Passport Application

Forms can be:

  1. downloaded from the Passport Office Web site;
  2. picked up at the Canadian Embassy in Beirut.
Passport application
Adult passport application (16 and over)
for Canadians residing outside Canada
PPT-040 - PDF Version * (587 KB)
Adult simplified renewal abroad application for Canadians applying abroadPPTC482 - PDF Version * (422 KB)
Child passport application (15 or under)
for Canadians residing outside Canada
PPT-042 - PDF Version * (556 KB)

Requirements of a Passport Application

A. Adult Passport Requirements (PPT-040)

Adults must submit at least one (1) document to support your identity with a passport application.

The adult’s identity document must:

  • be in the same name as will appear in the passport;
  • include your signature;
  • be issued by a federal, provincial/territorial/state or municipal authority;
  • be valid;
  • Preferably with photo

For example; Canadian drivers' license, Canadian health card, a valid Canadian passport or expired within the last year, social insurance card, Lebanese driver’s license, Lebanese individual civil extract, Lebanese ID, a valid Syrian passport.
 
Further documentation may be required.

B. Child Passport Requirements, Renewal (PPT-042)

Proof of parentage: For children born in Canada, a long form birth certificate is required. For children born abroad, you must submit an original birth certificate authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The name of both parents must appear on the document.

Other documents could be requested such as the Lebanese individual civil extract with photo of the child.

Please note: Both parents must come to the Embassy when applying for a child passport. If one parent is not in Lebanon, the procedure is as follows:

  1. The  office that will issue  the  passport creates  a file and provides client  with file number.
  2. The parent that is out of country  quotes this file number when signing the required consent form (PPT- 028) at passport office  in Canada or Canadian mission abroad.

If the other parent is not available, we require documentation such as: divorce certificate/custody documents or equivalent, divorce agreement indicating custody and access rights of both parents, death certificate or other.

Other documents could be requested.

C. Newborn Passport Requirements, first passport (PPT-042)

Please note: One can apply for a child passport after the receipt of his/her citizenship card. Please see the section entitled Citizenship information for more detail.

Proof of parentage: For children born in Canada, a long form birth certificate is required. For children born abroad, you must submit an original birth certificate authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The name of both parents must appear on the document.

Individual civil extract of child with picture.

Please note: Both parents must come to the Embassy when applying for a child passport. If one parent is not in Lebanon, the procedure is as follows:

  1. The  office that will issue  the  passport creates  a file and provides client with file number.
  2. The parent that is out of country  quotes this file number when signing the required consent form (PPT- 028) at passport office in Canada or Canadian mission abroad.

If the other parent is not available, we require documentation such as: divorce certificate/custody documents or equivalent, divorce agreement indicating custody and access rights of both parents, death certificate or other. All documents in arabic must be translated (in French or in English) by a certified translator.

Other documents could be requested.

D. Lost or Stolen Passports (PPT-203)

Please note: All passport application forms must be submitted in person at our office during consular work hours.

A completed "Statutory Declaration" form PPT-203, which is available at our office or at the Passport Canada;

A translated police report reporting the lost or stolen passport;

Two additional pieces of valid identification bearing your name and signature (preferably with photo)  such as: Canadian Drivers' License, Canadian Health Card, Canadian valid passport, Social insurance card, Lebanese Driver’s license, Lebanese Individual Civil extract, Lebanese ID, Lebanese Passport.

Other documents could be requested.

E. Damaged Passports (PPT-203)

Please note: All passport application forms must be submitted in person at our office during consular work hours.

A completed "Statutory Declaration" form PPT-203, which is available at our office or at the Passport Canada;

A detailed written explanation of the circumstances surrounding your damaged passport;

A duly completed passport application form. Please note that your guarantor must sign and date your application as well as the back of 1 photo, after you have fully completed section 1. Applicants should sign in front of their guarantor, and NOT at the Embassy;

Your damaged Canadian passport,

Two additional pieces of valid identification bearing your name and signature (preferably with photo)  such as: Canadian Drivers' License, Canadian Health Card, Canadian valid passport, Social insurance card, Lebanese Driver’s license, Lebanese Individual Civil extract, Lebanese ID,  Lebanese Passport.

Fees

Fees can be paid at any Bank Audi branch or by credit cards (Visa/Master) at the embassy. Clients must obtain a receipt from the embassy before going to the bank. Receipts will only be given upon proof of a complete application.

Note:  If you pay by credit card, administrative fees of $1.50 CAD per $50.00 CAD transaction will be charged separately by the processing agent and should not be included in the total amount authorized.

Fees are subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuation.

For more information regarding consular fees

Passport Services
DescriptionCAN/USD $1

10-year adult's passport (16 years of age or above)

260

5-year adult's passport (16 years of age or above)

190

5-year child's passport (less than 16 years of age)

100

Declaration in lieu of guarantor PPTC132

50

Declaration of a lost, stolen or destroyed passport PPTC203

50

 
Citizenship Services
DescriptionCAN/USD $1

Application for proof of Canadian citizenship /
Replacement / update proof of Canadian citizenship

75

Renunciation / Resumption

100

Search of Records

75

 
Notarial Services (Per Document)
DescriptionCAN/USD $1

Produce a certified copy of an original document

20

Witness a person’s signature on a document

50

Authenticate a signature on a document

50

Provide a statement re “no impediment to marriage”

50

1The local fee schedule will remain in effect until such time as the rate of exchange (to the Canadian dollar) currently used to calculate fees varies more than 5 percent relative to the rate of exchange.

How to Submit an Application

Forms may be submitted in person at our office during consular working hours.

Hours of operation: 8:30 to 11:30, Monday to Friday.

Service standard: To ensure that passports are ready on time, please allow 20 business days. Clients will be given a date when the document will be made available. Clients will have 60 days to pick up their new passport, before it is returned to the Central Passport Office in Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions

Passport requirements

Q. Why do I need to submit my birth certificate or my citizenship certificate every time I apply for a passport?

The requirement to submit your original birth certificate or citizenship certificate with every application for a passport is stipulated in the Canadian Passport Order that governs passport issuance.

We are currently rolling out a new processing system which will allow immediate verification of the previous record. This will enable us to examine and redefine our entitlement requirements and will lead to eliminating the need to present proof of citizenship a second time, and the need to obtain the signature of a guarantor, once the information has been electronically archived. Until this new system is fully functional, with assurances against fraud, current requirements must remain in place.

Q. Why are Quebec birth certificates or baptismal certificates issued prior to January 1, 1994, no longer accepted as proof of Canadian citizenship?

The new measure was announced on October 24, 2001, by Joseph Facal, Quebec Minister for Relations avec les citoyens et de l'Immigration.

Since the Passport Office only accepts birth certificates that are recognized by provincial and territorial governments, baptismal and birth certificates issued by Quebec religious, municipal and judicial authorities prior to January 1, 1994, are no longer accepted.

Q. Can I use my old passport as proof of Canadian citizenship?

No, you must provide the document listed on the application form. A Canadian passport is an official travel document to identify the bearer, not proof of citizenship.

Q. Will the citizenship document be returned to me?

Yes, it is always returned.

Q. Can I have colour photos in my passport?

Yes, black and white or colour photographs are acceptable.

Children

Q. Why must my child have an individual passport?

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has recommended a policy requiring every individual who travels by air to have his or her own passport. This policy has been put in place to combat the traffic of millions of children around the world who are often sold into slavery, child prostitution or worse. It increases the protection of children, by ensuring that they have a valid passport with a photo and other identifying information.

Q. Does my child need to sign his passport?

Only children 11 years of age or over are required to sign their own passports.

Q. If I am divorced or separated and I would like to obtain passport benefits for my child, are there any additional documents that I must submit?

All documents pertaining to the custody of the child are required for examination. However, additional information may be required once the documentation is submitted, if our office determines that clarification of the situation is necessary.

Guarantors

Q. What should I do if I do not know an eligible guarantor?

If you have not known an eligible guarantor for at least two years, complete form PPT-132 "Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor" available from any Passport Office.

Q. Who can sign as a guarantor?

Any person of the below list of profession who may know an applicant personally means that the guarantor is able to confirm aspects of the applicant’s personal attributes such as name, approximate age, place of birth, physical description and some personal history such as occupation and place of residence.

-must have known you personally for at least TWO (2) years*;
-must be included in ONE (1) of the following groups:

      dentist, medical doctor – notary public
      judge, magistrate, police officer – practising lawyer, notary
      mayor (Rais Baladieh not Mukhtar)  – signing officer of a bank            

Q. Can a relative sign as a guarantor?

Yes, as long as he or she meets the requirements as an eligible guarantor.

Keeping your passport up to date

Q. I have recently married and would like my passport to reflect my new name. What should I do?

If your passport is issued in your surname at birth, you may have a passport issued in your spousal surname. To avail yourself of this service, you need to submit the following:

      A new  passport application.
      Your citizenship card.
      Two photos.
      Your passport.
      A letter requesting the service.
      The required fee.
      Your marriage certificate (Translated) and two supplementary identification issued in
      your married surname.

If your passport is issued in a previous married name, you should apply for a new passport.

Q. What if my appearance has changed?

As the intent of the passport photo is to identify the person presenting his or her passport to border officials, it is essential that the photo accurately reflect the identity of the bearer. To avoid experiencing difficulties when traveling, we advise applicants whose appearance has changed significantly to obtain a new passport.

Traveller's tips

Q. What should I do if my passport or travel document is lost or stolen?

If your passport or travel document is lost or stolen, report the particulars to the local police and to the nearest Passport Office. If abroad, report it to the police and to the nearest Canadian government office.

Q. I will be away from Canada when my passport expires. What should I do?

You should not begin your travel with a passport that will expire during your trip or shortly after your planned return. Many countries will not permit entry if your passport is not valid for several months beyond your date of arrival. In order to avoid experiencing difficulties while traveling, we recommend that you obtain a new passport before leaving if there is any possibility of expiry while you travel. See How to obtain a Canadian passport for more information.


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Date Modified:
2013-07-15