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Application forms

Documents to be enclosed

Simplified Renewal Application Process

Photo studios located in Polanco


Processing time

Special situations

The Embassy of Canada in Mexico does not recommend the use of third-party companies to apply for Canadian passports. All Canadian citizens are encouraged to apply in person at official points of service around Mexico or mail their application directly to the Embassy of Canada.

Protect yourself from fraud! Certain organizations claim to offer "support" to Canadian citizens who want to apply for a passport, such as by selling information kits that outline application procedures. Some also falsely claim to be able to speed up the passport application process for an additional fee. More information:


Canadian citizens must possess a valid Canadian passport in order to enter, return or transit through Canada, even if they have a valid passport issued from another country: Dual Canadian citizens flying to Canada

Canadian citizens, who have lost/been robbed of their proof of Canadian citizenship, must apply for a replacement and, at the same time, may apply for a Canadian passport if the trip is justified.

For additional information, you may contact the closest Canadian point of service in your area or the Embassy of Canada in Mexico City.

Please note that whenever an incomplete application is received, it will be returned to the applicant.

Application forms

You may obtain application forms and pay for a new passport at any of our Canadian points of service throughout Mexico.

Applications for regular passports must be sent directly to the Embassy at your own expense:

Embassy of Canada, Consular Section, Schiller 529, Col. Polanco, 11580 Ciudad de México

You may print application forms from the Passport Canada website. Please note that the application form used abroad differs from the one used in Canada. Please read the information concerning accepted methods of payment under Fees below.

Adult passport application (for Canadian citizens 16 years and over):

Passport Application PPTC 040 * (PDF 403 KB)
Proof of Canadian Citizenship PPTC 001 * (PDF 176 KB)

Child passport application (for Canadians under 16 years of age):

Child Passport Application PPTC 042 * (PDF 377 KB)

The passport office at the Embassy cannot provide information regarding the receipt of passport documents. Please verify with your courier company if your package has arrived (ESTAFETA, DHL etc.)

Documents to be enclosed

To obtain a new passport, please send the following documents:

  • Passport application form(s) duly completed (forms must be signed, dated and completed before they are submitted to the guarantor).
  • Documentary proof of Canadian citizenship (originals only).

This can either be your birth certificate (if you were born in Canada) or your certificate of Canadian citizenship. If you were born in Québec, only a Birth Certificate issued by the “Directeur de l’état civil du Québec” after the 1st of January 1994 is valid.

  • Your previous passport, regardless of the issue date.
  • One piece of valid identification with photo and signature (Mexican documents such as passports, driver’s licence, IFE and residence permits with photo and signature issued by "Instituto Nacional de Migración" are accepted).
    If you submit your application by mail, a copy of your identification must be signed by your guarantor if you do not want to send the original. If you submit your application in person, bring the original of your identification.
    Please note that a previous Canadian Passport may be accepted as supporting identification provided it was issued when you were at least 16 years of age, it is valid or has been expired for a period of less than one year from the date of submission of the new application and the name in the passport submitted supports the name to appear in the new passport.
  • Your marriage certificate if you want your passport issued in your married name and one valid photo I.D. showing the married name requested.
  • If you submit a passport application for a minor, one photo ID with signature is requested from both parents (original and/or copy according to conditions described above). An acceptable proof of parentage (some exceptions apply) is required.
  • Two pictures - one of which should be stamped and dated by the photographer. One of the pictures must be certified and signed by your guarantor, as shown on the application form instruction sheets. See the standards for acceptable photos required by Passport Canada.
  • Whether you are working, studying, or visiting, be sure to clearly indicate where we can reach you in Mexico (complete address and telephone number with area code).
  • If you request a passport without presenting documentary evidence of citizenship (i.e. a Canadian Birth Certificate or Citizenship Card), proof of travel or a written statement explaining the emergency is required. The form entitled PPTC 116 must be completed and included in your application. The passport will be issued for two years and its validity will not be extended.
  • If you apply for the first time for a Canadian Citizenship Certificate and a passport for a newborn or a child under 2 years old, the applicant must provide proof of travel or a written statement explaining the emergency and complete the PPTC 116 form. Original proof of Canadian Citizenship (Canadian birth certificate or Canadian Citizenship certificate) from the Canadian parent is required. The passport will be issued for two years and its validity will not be extended.

Important: if you are applying for a new passport in order to replace a valid passport that has been either lost or stolen, a police report is recommended and should be included with the passport application if available.

Simplified Renewal Application Process

Shorter and simpler form  - No guarantor needed - Citizenship and identity documents not required.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, you must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • you were at least 16 years of age at the time of your previous application
  • your name, sex, date of birth and place of birth on the renewal application are exactly as they appear on page 2 of the submitted passport; and
  • you are submitting a previous regular Canadian passport that:
    - was/is valid for five (5) or ten (10) years; 
    - is not damaged; and 
    - was never reported lost or stolen; 
    - is still valid or expired no more than one year.

Documents to be enclosed with your application

  • a completed and signed Adult Simplified Renewal Abroad Passport Application Form for Canadians applying outside of Canada PPTC 482* (PDF 372 KB)
  • your most recent passport
  • two (2) recent identical photos
  • the required fee (fees and processing times are the same as for a regular passport application)

Photo studios located in Polanco

The Embassy of Canada cannot assume any responsibility for the professional qualifications, integrity, or services of the persons and institutions listed below.

Tabaqueria Polanco
Julio Verne 84-B
Tel: (55) 5280-9336

Foto Zoom
Horacio 528, local C (in front of Metro Polanco)
Tel: (55) 5545-3440

Please ensure you take the document entitled "Rules for Canadian passport photos" with you.


Current fees and forms of payment

In special situations, other fees may apply.

PAY ONLINE before you apply for the following passport services:

  • Regular adult passports (5- and 10-year validity)
  • Child passports (5-year validity)
  • The administrative fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen passport ($45)

We accept Visa or MasterCard credit card payments for fees not mentionned above. Note that the "Credit Card Information (where accepted)" section of the Passport Application Forms is not applicable for credit card payments outside of Canada. Please complete and sign the Credit Card Authorization and attach it to your passport application. This form is mandatory in order to process your credit card payment. Credit card payments can also be made in person.

Please note that passport fees are not refundable if the application is cancelled.

Processing time

** While regions in Mexico are beginning to reopen after closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Embassy of Canada in Mexico City and offices of the Government of Canada across Mexico are not yet resuming regular operations. Until further notice, Consular points of service in Mexico are closed to the public but will continue to offer urgent passport services.

The policy to only provide urgent passport services for Canadian citizens in Mexico is consistent with the Passport Canada policy being applied around the world. Should you have a valid reason to apply for an emergency travel document, please call 55-5724-7900 ext. 379-3348 or send an email to to set up an appointment with any Canadian consular point of service in Mexico. Regular passport applications will not be received or processed until normal service resumes.**

The standard processing time for passports is of 20 working days, once all required documents have been received.

Note that the Passport Program service standards do not include mailing time. It is estimated that the majority of applications received in Mexico may take aproximately 1 week to arrive at the Embassy in Mexico and be ready to be delivered to the applicant.

Special Situations

Specific passport forms and/or different requirements may apply in certain cases, such as:

  • Replacement of lost, stolen or inaccessible passports issued within the last five years. Please note that a police report is recommended and a declaration PPTC 203* (PDF 149 KB) will be required. There is a separate CDN $45.00 administrative fee for the replacement of a valid lost or stolen travel document.
  • A Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor (PPTC 132) is required when you do not have an eligible guarantor. Statutory declarations are to be signed before a Consular Officer (CDN $50.00 fee is applicable) or before a Notary Public (fee determined by the Notary Public).

Further Information

Read more on passports: Passport Canada

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Technical Assistance
If you have problems accessing these forms, or to request printed forms, please contact the Embassy of Canada in Mexico.


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