Archive for the ‘Canadian Passport Tips & Advice’ 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 […]

Single Parent? Know What You Need Prior To Travelling

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Are you a single parent? Travelling with a blended family? Are you familiar with the essentials of what you need prior to traveling? Surprisingly, fewer people than you’d think are actually in the know with the things you need to present to a customs agent if only one parent is traveling with a child. Concerns […]

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 […]

Lost or Stolen Canadian Passports

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

If you’ve Googled “Lost of Stolen Canadian Passports”, “Canadian Passport Theft”, or “Canadian Passport Fraud”, you’ve come to the right place. Your Canadian passport is singularly the most valuable and important piece of government issued identification you have. It identifies you as a Canadian citizen when traveling internationally and can get you out of sticky […]

Assistance with Canadian Passport Photos

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

If you’ve Googled “Canadian Passport Photo Help”, “Canada Passport Assistance”, or “Canadian Passport Photo Support ”, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a recent email we received from Diane in Marco Island, Florida. Dear Tim, I want to take the time to extend my gratefulness for your help with my passport documentation. I was […]

Canadian Passport Application Photo Rejection

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

If you’ve Googled “Canadian Passport Help”, “Canada Passport Assistance”, or “Canadian Passport Support ”, you’ve come to the right place. Our main objective is to become the leading resource for Canadian Passport assistance online for residents living in the United States or Bermuda. One of the biggest reasons Canadian passport applications are rejected by Passport […]