Archive for the ‘Canadian Passport News’ Category

Dual Citizen’s Birth Certificate Discrepancy Leads To Passport Renewal That Could Take Two Years.

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Elizabeth Oakley’s Pennsylvanian birth certificate says 1965 instead of 1966. As per CTV, a woman with dual citizenship could be waiting until 2020 to get a new Canadian passport. She’s been living and working in Canada for decades, was married here, and went to school here. She’s had a Canadian passport for years and this […]

A Canadian Passport Is Among The Top 5 Passports In The World

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

A Canadian Passport Is Among The Most Ideal If You Like Travelling Every year, Montreal based financial firm Arton Capital, measures the number of nations where each passport guarantees visa-free travel. in 2017, the Canadian passport ranked 6th. This year, it moved up a spot and is on par with the American, Swiss, and Irish […]

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 […]