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Passport Services

General Information

Canadian passport services are only available from the Embassy of Canada, Bangkok. However, the Consulate in Chiang Mai, the Office of the Embassy in Cambodia, the Office of the Canadian Embassy in Lao PDR, and the Embassy of Canada in Burma (Myanmar) can provide notarial services related to passport matters if required. Note that the Embassy of Canada, Bangkok is providing passport and citizenship services to all Canadians residing or travelling to Burma (Myanmar).

Passport applications may be submitted in person to the Consular Section in Bangkok during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Monday through Friday, except on holiday.

You may also mail in your complete application at:

Passport Services, Consular Section
Embassy of Canada
P.O. Box 2090
Bangkok, Thailand, 10501

Application Forms

Downloadable passport forms are available on the Passport Canada website.

Please read the following sections carefully, as well as the instructions printed on the application form, and make certain that you have met all the requirements to ensure efficient service.

It takes 20 working days to process a passport application once the necessary forms, supporting documents and fees are received. You should plan accordingly to avoid disappointment.

Validity

Canadian passports are issued for either five or ten years and contain 36 pages.  All children’s passports will be issued with a maximum of 5-year validity.  Applications to renew are usually accepted anytime within 12 months of the expiry date or if all visa pages are full.

Note: Many countries in Asia require a passport to be valid for at least 6 months following entry to that country or following anticipated departure from that country. If you are planning to travel during the last six to eight months of your passport's period of validity you should ensure the period of validity is sufficient to permit you entry to the country of destination.

Simplified Renewal Process

A person 16 years of age or older who is applying for a Canadian passport and eligible for simplified renewal must:

  1. Complete the application form and follow the instructions: www.ppt.gc.ca/info/ren.aspx?lang=eng&region=international
  2. The required fee.

Adult General Passport Application for Canadians 16 years of age or over

A person 16 years of age or older who is applying for a Canadian passport but not eligible for Simplified Renewal:

  1. Complete the application form and follow the instructions: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/passport/forms/pdf/PPTC040.pdf.
  2. The required fee.

Child General Passport Application for Canadian under 16 years of age

If an application is being made for a Canadian passport for a child under the age of 16, you must:

  1. Complete application form and follow the instructions: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/passport/forms/pdf/PPTC042.pdf
  2. The required fee.

Important notes: If you need to apply for a visa for Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma (Myanmar) for your child to remain in your country of residence, you need to submit a written declaration. (Sample: I, xxx xxx, am required to obtain a passport for my daughter/son, xxxx xxxx, so that she/he may receive a visa from Immigration authorities.)

Lost, Stolen, Inaccessible, Damaged or Found Passports

If your passport has been lost or stolen, you need to report it immediately to the passport issuing office nearest you. If the loss/theft occurred in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos or Burma (Myanmar), please notify the nearest Canadian or Australian office or send an e-mail to sos@international.gc.ca and an Operations Officer at the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa will assist you. Officers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For each lost/stolen passport, you must report the matter to the nearest police station and obtain a detailed police report. You will be required to submit the original police report in support of your application. After reporting the lost/stolen passport to our office or to the Operations Officers, and to the police, you can begin preparing an application form for issuance of a new passport if you need to travel.

How to Apply for a Replacement Passport

A person who is applying for a replacement of a Canadian passport that was lost, stolen, inaccessible, damaged or found must:

  1. Complete application form and follow the instructions: www.ppt.gc.ca/planification/203.aspx?lang=eng
  2. The required fee.

Note: If you are not in possession of an original proof of citizenship (a birth certificate for applicants born in Canada or citizenship certificate for applicants born outside of Canada), a family member or friend can submit on your behalf the document at the nearest Passport Office in Canada or Canadian Office abroad (with your file number).

Passport Photograph Specifications

Please see instructions for more information on passport picture.

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Date Modified:
2017-10-13