Archive for the ‘Canadian Passport News’ Category

Dual Citizen? You’ll Need Your Canadian Passport If You’re Coming In To Canada By Air

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

You’ll Need Your Passport If You’re Flying Into Canada As of November 10, 2016, dual citizens who hold Canadian citizenship will need to present their Canadian Passport at the time of entry into Canada, if travelling by air. This new rule was not well publicized and many dual citizens are now scrambling to obtain Canadian Passports […]

Passport Canada Introduces A Fee Increase

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Passport Canada is undergoing a process to update its fee structure. The organization needs to increase its fees so that it can keep pace with advances in technology and international standards and recommended practices, while continuing to provide excellent client service to Canadians. This has been acknowledged by both the Public Accounts Committee of the […]

How The Canada Post Strike Affects Your Application Submission

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

As residents of the United States, you may have heard the the CUPW (Canadian Union of Postal Workers) has gone on strike with the Canada Post corporation. This means, if you have an existing application that was mailed via USPS prior to the strike start, your submission will have been delayed with a series of […]

Am I Required To Report A Lost, Damaged, or Stolen Canadian Passport?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

The answer to this question is yes, you are. If for whatever reason your passport is stolen or lost, you are required to report it to Passport Canada directly. Canadian authorities will conduct an investigation into the circumstances of the lost or stolen passport. If you find a passport, including your own passport that you […]

Change To Birth Certificate Requirements

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Effective February 11th, 2011 – Passport Canada will no longer be accepting hospital issued birth certificates as supplemental for applications for your Canadian passport. Only the following proof of citizenship documents will be accepted to support a general or child’s passport application: “Birth certificate” issued by a provincial or territorial vital statistics agency; “Certificate of […]

The Canadian Electronic Passport

Monday, October 11th, 2010

It’s official. The Canadian federal government has begun the process of ramping up for the deployment of Canada’s first electronic passport – also known as the biometric passport or ePassport. The plan is to have the new Canadian passports in circulation – widely regarded as more secure and using almost impossible to reproduce biometric technology […]

The Canadian Biometric Passport

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Dear Canada Passport Help – What is a Canadian Biometric Passport? This is hands down the most commonly asked question we receive from customers. The Canadian passport transition will be occurring in early 2011, and understandably for Canadians living as U.S. residents, it’s a changing standard that creates curiosity and even perhaps a bit of […]

Loss or Denial of Canadian Passport

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

There has been a federal law in place for a while which enables the Canadian Federal Government to deny any Canadian citizen the issue of a new passport or the renewal of an existing passport if they are behind or in arrears on child support payments. This was recently unsuccessfully challenged by a Montreal man […]

Canadian Passport Required Upon Entry Into Mexico

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Effective March 1st, 2010, you will be required to present a valid Canadian passport upon entry into Mexico. If you’re planning on a vacation come the typical March break, you should begin the process now of getting your information in order if you require a passport or renewal. The Mexican government is expected to announce […]

Passport Canada moves toward new Canadian Passport Program

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Passport Canada has been working in association with the Professional Photographers of Canada concerning a new series of standards that will be introduced for Canadian passport application photos in early 2010. As most of you might know, Canadian passport photos can be tricky to take. Up to 50% of the applications with photos received by […]