What is a Canadian Passport? Canadian Passport Renewal or Application…
October 26, 2020
What is Canadian Passport!
A Canadian passport is an official travel document issued by the Federal Government. A passport establishes the holder’s identity and citizenship and entitles the holder to travel under its protection to and from foreign countries.
As of 2020, there are four (4) types of Canadian passports in circulation:
- Standard Passport (Navy Blue Cover): Canadians are most familiar with the regular (navy blue) 36-page passport, which is issued to Canadian citizens and used for general travel such as vacations and business trips. The maximum validity period for this document varies with the age of the passport holder.
- Passports for children under the age of three (3) can only be valid for up to 3 years
- Passports for children age 3 to 16 is valid for five (5) years
- Adults can obtain a five (5) or ten (10) year passports.
- Diplomatic passport (Red Cover): The Passport Program issues diplomatic passports to Canadian diplomats, top-ranking government officials, diplomatic couriers and private citizens nominated as official delegates to international diplomatic conferences.
- Special passport (Green Cover): The Passport Program issues special passports to people representing the Canadian government on official business, including Members of Parliament, provincial Members of Cabinet, public servants, and private citizens nominated to non-diplomatic conferences.
- Temporary Passport (white cover): On behalf of the Passport Program, Canadian government offices abroad may issue a temporary passport to a Canadian citizen with an urgent, proven need for a passport, while waiting to receive a regular, special, or diplomatic passport.
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