Archive for the ‘Thoughts’ Category

Can I Obtain A Canadian Passport If I Have An Outstanding Criminal Charge?

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

This is a question we receive more often than not. There’s something called the Canadian Passport Order. The order is the federal government’s articulation regarding Canadian passports, and when they will not issue you one. We’ve had many phone calls and inquiries related to individuals seeking information on pardons and curious about whether some criminal […]

The NEXUS Card

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

We get regular questions related to the NEXUS card. We decided to dedicate a post to explaining what the NEXUS program and card are about. If you’ve ever crossed the American/Canadian border, you’ve probably seen the lane for NEXUS card holders. You may have also seen NEXUS terminals at an airport. The NEXUS card is […]

Single Parent? Know What You Need Prior To Travelling

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Are you a single parent? Travelling with a blended family? Are you familiar with the essentials of what you need prior to traveling? Surprisingly, fewer people than you’d think are actually in the know with the things you need to present to a customs agent if only one parent is traveling with a child. Concerns […]

The Changing Face Of The Canadian Passport: E-Passport

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

2012’s unveiling of Canada’s new biometric passport standard, dubbed “E-Passport” by Canada’s Federal Government has been raising a variety of questions as Passport Canada guns to move towards the international standard that has already been adopted by many other countries. We’ve included some answers to some of the most recent questions we’ve received about this […]

Rush Canadian Passports for U.S. Residents

Monday, April 26th, 2010

A regular question we get asked by some clients is whether a rush 24 hour passport can be obtained. The short answer to this question is YES, however there are conditions. This is a difficult predicament to be in, and even though possible, we always recommend reviewing your passport’s validity and keeping on top of […]

Canadian Child Passport

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Canadian child passports are items that require a little more attention than a standard passport, especially with photos. We wanted to shed some light on the requirements involved with a child’s passport, it’s importance when traveling abroad, and a checklist we hope you find useful as you anticipate your international travel. As of June 2009 […]

Lost or Stolen Canadian Passports

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

If you’ve Googled “Lost of Stolen Canadian Passports”, “Canadian Passport Theft”, or “Canadian Passport Fraud”, you’ve come to the right place. Your Canadian passport is singularly the most valuable and important piece of government issued identification you have. It identifies you as a Canadian citizen when traveling internationally and can get you out of sticky […]

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 […]