Frequently asked questions


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


No; you must submit your valid passport with your application for a new one. Note that a previous Canadian passport will be accepted as supporting identification provided that all of the following conditions are met:

  • The passport is still valid or has expired within the past year;
  • The passport is submitted with the application. Photocopies will not be accepted; and
  • The name that appears on the passport and the application are the same.

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