A Canadian passport holder is a citizen who is at least 16 years and above. Any child below the age of 16 years requires a Canadian passport to travel in and out of Canada. All passports issued for children has a duration of 5 years, after which you will be expected to apply for another one because it is not renewable.
You will be expected all the documents used to apply for the old one but in an updated version. Children over the age of 16 must apply for their own passports.
Requirement and Documents
- Proof of Canadian citizenship
- A valid document that authenticates your identity
- Two identical passport photographs
- Proof of parentage or legal guardian.
- A valid and recent Canadian travel document issued to you in your name.
- Your application form signed within the past 12 months and duly certified by a guarantor.
- Additional documents may be required (Such as language test score) in their original copies, and those not written in English or French will be submitted along with a proper translation.
Who is a guarantor?
Guarantor for a child must be above 18 years and he or she must be aware you have a child for at least 2 years. The guarantor has to sign a section of the application form meant for them. rite “I certify this to be a true likeness of (applicant name)” on the back of one of your passport photos and sign it. And lastly, the guarantor must sign all the photocopies of any identity documents.
How do you submit your documents?
Before you submit your document, you must ensure you have the original copies of the document. Although you may submit photocopies only if it is duly signed by your guarantor. However, if you submit original documents, you will get them again after your application has been reviewed. You can submit your application along with your documents either in person or by mail.
The basic fee for passports are:
5-year adult passport – $120
10-year adult passport – $160
Child passport (0-15 years old) – $ 57.