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Assistance to Canadians


Canadian passports are issued to ONLY Canadian citizens.

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

As of July 9th, 2012, Canadians living in France 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 - PDF Version * (422 KB). The fees and processing times are the same as for a regular passport application.

* If you require a plug-in or a third-party software to view this file, please visit the alternative formats section of our help page.

Instructions and application forms:

Processing Time

The processing time for a passport is 20 business days,upon submission of a duly completed file. However it may be longer during busy periods.

Note :

Since November 10, 2016, the Government of Canada has introduced new regulations requiring Canadian citizens with dual citizenship to hold a valid Canadian passport to board a flight to Canada.



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