Child Passport Form - Canada
Proof of Canadian Citizenship
Provide one (1) of the documents indicated in section 4 on the application form (original only). It will be returned to you. Additional
information may be requested to confirm the child's citizenship.
Certificate of birth in Canada
Only official birth documents issued by the vital statistics office for the child's province or territory of birth in Canada are accepted. This
includes detailed birth certificates indicating the name of the parent(s) which can also be used as proof of parentage (see section J).
Certain exceptions may apply. More information is available online at passportcanada.gc.ca.
Certificate of Canadian citizenship
Commemorative documents of citizenship are not accepted. If the child requires a certificate of Canadian citizenship, contact:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Website (in Canada and in the USA) cic.gc.ca
Toll-free in Canada 1-888-242-2100
TTY in Canada (for persons who are Deaf or hard of hearing) 1-888-576-8502 (from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
Declaration of Guarantor
A guarantor is a person other than yourself who confirms your identity. A family member or a person who resides at the same address as
the applicant may be the guarantor provided that the individual meets the specified requirements
The guarantor must:
be a Canadian citizen 18 years of age or over;
hold a 5-year or a 10-year Canadian passport that is valid or has expired within the last year from the date we receive this application;
have been 16 years of age or over when the application was submitted for the passport identified in section 6 of this application form;
have known you (the applicant) personally for at least two (2) years*. To know an applicant personally means that the guarantor is able
to confirm aspects of the applicant's personal attributes;
know you well enough to be confident that the statements you have made in the application form are true;
provide the requested information contained in the passport issued in his or her name by completing, by hand, the declaration of
guarantor section of the application form.
be accessible to the Passport Program for verification;
A Canadian passport holder guarantor does not need to reside in the same country as the applicant.
The guarantor must perform free of charge the following two (2) tasks:
1. Complete and sign the Declaration of Guarantor (section 6) (ensure you have completed and signed both pages of the application
before submitting it to your guarantor).
2. Write "I certify this to be a true likeness of (child's name)" on the back of one (1) of the child's photos, and sign it.
Passport Program reserves the right to request a new guarantor.
The applicant must not assist the guarantor in performing his or her duties. If your guarantor requires assistance, contact Passport
If you have not known an eligible guarantor for at least two (2) years, complete form PPTC 132, Statutory Declaration in Lieu of
Guarantor, available at any Passport Program regional office in Canada or any Government of Canada office in the USA. The form must
be completed at your expense before a person who is authorized by law to administer an oath or solemn affirmation.
This may delay the processing time of the passport.
Emergency Contact Information
We recommend that you provide the name of someone who would not normally travel with the child. This information is
helpful if the child has an accident or becomes ill while travelling.
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