Declaration of Guarantor
A guarantor is a person other than the applicant who confirms the applicant's identity and has knowledge of the child. The other parent, legal
guardian, 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 or a permanent resident living in Canada;
have known you (the applicant) personally for at least six (6) months. 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;
be included in one (1) of the following groups:
Dentist, medical doctor or chiropractor
Judge, magistrate, police officer (municipal, provincial or RCMP)
Lawyer (member of a provincial bar association), or notary in Quebec
Minister of religion authorized under provincial or territorial law to
Principal of a primary or secondary school
Professional accountant (member of APA, CA, CGA,
CMA, PA or RPA)
Professional engineer (P. Eng., Eng. in Quebec)
Senior administrator in a community college
Senior administrator or teacher in a university
The above list is not a recognition or endorsement by Passport Program, Citizenship and Immigration Canada of professional status or superior
be accessible to Passport Program for verification.
The parent or legal guardian applying for a travel document for the child, cannot sign as guarantor. However, if applicable, the other parent or
legal guardian of the child may sign as guarantor.
The guarantor must perform free of charge the following two (2) tasks:
1. Complete and sign the Declaration of Guarantor (section 5) (ensure you have completed and signed all four (4) 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 Program.
If you have not known an eligible guarantor for at least six (6) months, complete form PPTC 326, Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor for a
Travel Document, available at any Passport Program regional office or contact Passport Program (see section F). 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
Canadian travel document.
Previous Canadian Travel Document
Enclose any valid Canadian certificate of identity or Canadian refugee travel document issued to the child. If this Canadian certificate of identity or
Canadian refugee travel document is valid for more than twelve (12) months from the date the application is submitted, provide a written
explanation as to why you are applying at this time. Should Passport Program, Citizenship and Immigration Canada not be satisfied that you have
a valid reason for applying early, your application for a new travel document may be refused.
A person's name may appear in only one (1) valid Canadian certificate of identity or Canadian refugee travel document.
Note: If a valid Canadian certificate of identity or Canadian refugee travel document has been lost, stolen, damaged or is inaccessible, complete
form PPTC 203, Declaration, available online at passportcanada.gc.ca. A Canadian certificate of identity or Canadian refugee travel
document, once reported lost or stolen, is no longer valid. If found, it must not be used for travel and must be returned immediately to
Passport Program or if abroad to the nearest Government of Canada office. There is an administrative fee for the replacement of a valid lost or
stolen Canadian travel document (see section C).
Citizenship and Travel Documentation
Enclose any valid or expired foreign travel document or national passport issued to the child or in which the child's name appears.
If you are no longer in possession of this travel document or passport, write on the application form (see section 7) a description of the document,
date and place of issue and explain its present whereabouts. If the document has been seized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, provide
the Notice of Seizure (IMM 5265).
If the child has visited another country since his or her entry to Canada, provide the exit and entry dates for each departure from Canada and
explain the reason for each visit to another country since his or her arrival to Canada. (if insufficient space, use section 9, Additional Information,
on the application form).
If the child has been refused a national passport, enclose the letter of refusal. If the letter is not in either English or French, you must submit a
translation of the document done by a certified translator.
If the child has been refused a national passport and you have not received a letter of refusal from the authorities to whom the application was
made, enclose copies of any relevant letters you may have kept regarding the request for a passport (or a passport renewal) for the child. Write
on the application form (see section 7) the results of the application including the date you were refused (if insufficient space, use section 9,
Additional Information, on the application form).
If you have applied for a national passport for the child and have not received a written response, write in detail on the application form (see
section 7) all the steps you have taken (by order of date) to obtain the passport and the results achieved. Enclose copies of any relevant letters
you may have retained (if insufficient space, use section 9, Additional Information, on the application form).
Application for Canadian Citizenship
If you have lost the child's Canadian citizenship receipt, write the date the application was made.
If you were unsuccessful in your child's application for Canadian citizenship, enclose the letter of refusal. If you have lost the letter of refusal, write
the date you applied and the reason for the refusal.
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