Child General Passport Application

Where to Apply
PPTC 042A (09-04) M02
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for Canadians under 16 years of age (Abroad)
Entitlement to a Canadian Passport
Requirements Checklist
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 042) to apply.
Our goal is to have the passport ready in 15 working days
upon receipt of a complete application. Visit our website at for any changes to processing times.
If you require a passport in exceptional circumstances, contact
the nearest Canadian government office that provides passport
One of the parents
The custodial parent in cases of separation or divorce
The legal guardian
The application should be submitted to the nearest Canadian
government office that provides passport services in the
country in which you are residing or visiting.
For a list of
Canadian government offices abroad, visit our website at or consult your local telephone
The following are Canadian government offices:
Canadian Embassies
Canadian High Commissions
Canadian Consulates (except those headed by Honorary
For a child aged 3 to 15 years C$35
under 3 years C$20
Note: These fees are subject to change.
The fee is in Canadian funds and should be converted into
local funds.
Important Every person who requests a passport service
must pay the applicable fee. This fee is non-refundable.
Methods of payment
Certified cheque or money order (postal or bank) payable to
the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate as
the case may be
Administrative fees and any applicable interest will be applied
to all dishonoured payments.
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.
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
your guarantor
Proof of Canadian citizenship (no copies or certified
Any valid Canadian passport or travel document issued to
the child
All documents that refer to custody or mobility of, or
access to, the child
The fee
Additional documents or information may be requested in
support of this application.
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Failure to complete all the required sections of this form will result in your application being rejected.
Processing Times
Who May Apply for a Passport on Behalf of a Child?
Periods of Validity for Passports Issued to Children
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