Passport Clinics

What is a Passport Clinc?

Since not everyone is able to make it into my office during regular hours, I host Passport Clinics to try and accommodate people’s busy schedules.

The Passport Clinic is a one-stop shop for getting your passport application completed. We have a photographer on site so you can get your pictures, a photocopier to take copies of your Documents to Support Identity (Section 5 of the Adult General Application), and staff on hand to review your application.

What do I need to bring to a Passport Clinic?

Option A – Renewing Your Passport:

If your adult passport is still valid, or expired less than a year ago, and all of the information on your passport is the same (you have not gotten married and changed your name since the last passport was issued) you can use the Simplified Renewal Application.

Documents required to process your application include:

– Current passport (if your current passport is damaged, you will need to use the Adult General application)

– Photos – A photographer will be present to take pictures for $22 (Cash and Credit Card only)

– Contact information for two references (non-relatives who have known you for at least 2 years, and who Passport Canada can contact to confirm the information on your application)

– Payment (credit card, certified cheque or money order – made out to the Receiver General for Canada)

Option B – Adult General Application (age 16 and over)

If you are applying for your first passport, or if your previous passport expired more than a year ago, or if you are going from a children’s passport to an adult passport, you need to use the Adult General application.

Documents required to process your application include:

– Original Canadian Birth Certificate or Certificate of Canadian Citizenship

– Photocopy of valid government issued ID with a signature and photo, Examples: Drivers Licence, Photo Health Card, Ontario Photo Card (both sides of ID must be photocopied)

– Photocopy of Marriage and Divorce Certificates (if you have had legal name changes)

– Contact information for two references (non-relatives who have known you for at least 2 years, and who Passport Canada can contact to confirm the information on your application)

– Guarantor – a person (can be a family member), who has known you for at least two years and who holds a valid adult Canadian Passport.

– Guarantor is required to:

  1. Sign the back of stamped photo
  2. Complete section 2 of your application
  3. Sign all photocopies of documents to support your identity

If your guarantor can attend the clinic with you, you will be able to leave your completed application at the clinic

Option C – Child Application (under 16 years of age)

Child applications are available for children under the age of 16. Documents required to process your application include:

– Original birth certificate – if this is the child’s first passport or if the child is subject to custody, separation, divorce, or born in a common law relationship a Long Form Birth Registration is required

– If the child has or has had a passport the original birth certificate must accompany the application, along with the passport

– Guarantor – a person (can be a family member), who has known you for at least two years and who holds a valid adult Canadian Passport.

– Guarantor is required to:

  1. Sign the back of stamped photo
  2. Complete section 6 of the application

If your guarantor can attend the clinic with you, you will be able to leave your completed application at the clinic.

Fees for Passports Adults $120 – 5 year; $160 – 10 year; Child $57 – 5 year