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  • 2 Make your payment and download the forms
  • 3 Fill in the forms and send them to us
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Why Do Canadian Passports Expire After 5 Years?

Posted Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 at 1:06 pm


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 be high on the list of requested pieces for organizations or individuals who specialize in fake passport fabrication. One of Passport Canada’s deterrents to passport forgery is the 5 year cap, which increases their ability to more effectively introduce new security features into the passport process to reduce fraud (i.e. photo recognition standards). As well, we all get older, and as a result, our appearances will change, not to mention in some cases our names, locations, and personal information. The 5 year validity is an effective way to keep up with this.

If you Googled “Canadian Passport Support”, “Canadian Passport Renewal Help”, or “Renew A Canadian Passport”, you’ve come to the right place. Canada Passport Help are your personal Canadian Passport Application specialists. We assist with the Canadian passport application process by providing a custom assessment of your Canadian passport application, as well as your photos, prior to your submission into Passport Canada via post or courier. Our service is ideal for Canadian citizens living in the United States and we pride ourselves on ensuring that your passport application is done right, the first time, and approved.

Questions? Contact us at info AT canadapassporthelp DOT ca or you can sign up for our custom application and assessment services.

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