Canada’s new passport fees
New fees to take effect on July 1, 2013
Canada’s Passport and Other Travel Document Services Fees Regulations was approved by the Canadian Governor General in Council on November 29, 2012.
Now, Passport Canada turns its attention to the implementation of the new fees and new ePassport. The new fees come into effect with the introduction of the 10-year ePassport on July 1, 2013.
Overview of the new passport and travel document fees
Rather than being funded by taxpayers, Passport Canada is financed by passport applicants. As a cost-recovery organization, Passport Canada must generate enough revenues from fees charged for passports and other travel documents to pay for its expenditures.
Apart from a $2 increase to reflect rising shipping costs in 2005, Passport Canada’s fees have not changed since 2001. The new fee structure will allow Passport Canada to cover its costs and expenditures to be able to continue to provide excellent client service, facilitate travel for Canadians, maintain existing security standards, fight identity fraud, and keep pace with technological advancements and international standards so the Canadian passport remains a secure and trusted travel document.
|Travel document or service||New fee|
|Passports: Applications made in Canada and passport delivered in Canada|
|10-year passport||$160* footnote|
|5-year passport (or less)||$120* footnote|
|Passports: Applications made outside of Canada or passport delivered outside Canada|
|10-year passport||$260* footnote|
|5-year passport (or less)||$190* footnote|
|Expedited services in Canada (in addition to the regular passport fee)|
|1-day service (urgent)||$110|
|Express service (2-9 days)||$50|
|Pick-up (day 10)||$20|
|Same day, out of regular hours of service||$335|
|Expedited services outside of Canada** footnote|
|Emergency travel document (one trip)||$75* footnote|
|Children's emergency travel document (one trip)||$30|
|Temporary passport (linked to regular passport application)||$110|
|Travel documents for non-Canadians|
|Certificate of identity||$260* footnote|
|Children's certificate of identity||$141|
|Refugee travel document||$120* footnote|
|Children's refugee travel document||$57|
|Addition of a special stamp or observation (at applicant's request)||$45|
- * footnote
A consular fee of C$25 is included in the price of all adult travel documents. Passport Canada has no authority over the use or amount of this fee.
- ** footnote
These travel documents are issued only at the discretion of the Canadian Government office abroad
|Certified true copies (up to three copies)||$45|
|Replacement of lost or stolen passport or other travel document (in addition to passport fee)||$45|
|File transfers (between offices in Canada)||$45|
|Retention of valid passport||$45|
Please visit the Canada Gazette to read the complete Passport and Other Travel Document Services Fees Regulations.
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