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Question

Can I keep my valid passport until I receive my new one?

Answer

No, if you have a valid passport you must submit it with your application for a new one. But, if you have a valid passport, you may be eligible to apply for a new passport through our simplified renewal process.

The passport can also be used as supporting identification for a new application as long as:

  • the passport is still valid or has expired within the past year,
  • the original passport is submitted with the application (photocopies will not be accepted), and
  • the name in the passport is the same as the name on the new application.