Archive for October 2009

Canadian Passport Fees for U.S. Residents

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

If you are a Canadian citizen residing in the United States or Bermuda, you are forced to rely on the mail system or couriering your passport application and photos into Passport Canada, unless you choose to fly into the country and visit an office physically. As a result, the importance of your application, associated documentation, […]

Canadian Passport Photos for U.S. Residents

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

If you’ve a Canadian living in the United States, attempting to get your Canadian passport photos done is probably one of the hardest things you can do. We hear customers daily who describe the stress of getting photos properly produced in the United States, and then relying on the mail or courier system to send […]

Passport Canada Lineups During Holidays

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Lineups at Passport Canada as the holiday nears will increase. For those living in Canada who want to avoid the grind of visiting a Passport office may want to submit their applications into one of their local offices via mail or post. Wait times at an office were at an all time high back in […]

Canadian Passport Renewal

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

This is an important FYI for all Canadian citizens residing or working in Asia, South America, Europe, or Africa. Your Canadian passport must have at least 6 months of validity in order to pass through immigration in most nations. Also, you cannot extend the validity of your passport, so you may find yourself simply applying […]

Why Do Canadian Passports Expire After 5 Years?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Here’s a common question we receive all the time… Q: Why do Canadian Passports only remain valid for 5 years before requiring a renewal? Many other countries permit passport vaildity for up to 5 years. A: A few reasons… Canadian passports are highly sought after pieces of government documentation and they have a tendency to […]

Canadian Consulates No Longer Produce Passports

Monday, October 12th, 2009

The following is important information for Canadians living in the United States only. The Canadian Embassy and all of the Canadian Consulates in the U.S. no longer produce passports. The only passports that are produced at the consulates and embassies are for emergency reasons only. An emergency is considered a death in the immediate family […]