CHILD GENERAL PASSPORT APPLICATION
for Canadians under 16 years of age (in Canada or in the USA)
GENERAL INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
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Failure to complete all the required sections of this form will result in your application being rejected.
Entitlement to a Canadian Passport
A Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally
accepted travel and identification document for Canadians
who travel abroad.
Canadian passports are issued to Canadian citizens only.
If applying for an individual passport for a child under 16 years
of age, use this application form (PPTC 155) to apply.
Who May Apply for a Passport on Behalf of a Child?
One of the parents;
The custodial parent in cases of separation or divorce; or
The legal guardian.
BOTH pages of the application form completed and signed
within the last 12 months.
TWO (2) identical passport photos of the child (see "Photo
Application form and one of the photos certified by
Proof of Canadian citizenship (no copies or certified copies).
All documents that refer to custody or mobility of, or access
to, the child.
Any valid Canadian passport or travel document issued to
Additional documents or information may be requested in
support of this application.
Periods of Validity for Passports Issued to Children
For a child aged:
3 to 15 years, the maximum period of validity is 5 years.
under 3 years, the maximum period of validity is 3 years.
Note: Children who have been issued a passport in their
first 12 months may be issued a one-time replacement passport,
free of charge, valid for the balance of the three-year validity
period of the original passport. Full application requirements
must be met. To ensure the photo is a current and true likeness
of the child, it must be taken within one month of the date the
application is submitted.
For information on current processing times, visit our
website at www.passportcanada.gc.ca or contact us