Canada is a country that attracts many immigrants and is one of the most desirable places to live.. Many families want to call Canada home and apply for Canadian citizenship. The first step in becoming Canadian citizens is to obtain a valid Canadian passport. The process of applying for and renewing a Canadian passport for a child is slightly different from that of an adult. This is why it is so important 🇨🇦 1️⃣ 🍁 ️ 🧒 .
Applying for a Canadian passport for your child is an easy process. A valid Canadian birth certificate is required as proof of citizenship and without one the child cannot legally apply. After picking up their application package from the passport office or downloading and printing it from the Government of Canada website, the responsible adult (known as the applicant) must then visit the passport office to pick it up in person 🇨🇦 🏢 📦 ⛏️ 🧑 🌍 🆙.
Once a child’s passport application has been filled out and signed it must also be alonged with a guarantor. A guarantor can be any Canadian citizen over 18 who has known the applicant for at least two years and who can verify their identity in the passport application. They must provide a photocopy of their valid Canadian passport original signature also answering some questions about the applicant. Please note: this process is subjective; untrustworthy individuals may not be accepted as guarantors.
Furthermore to the guarantor information two passport photos of the applicant are required with the application 2️⃣. These photos must be recently taken and follow the passport photo guidelines stated by the Government of Canada 🇨🇦. It is important that the photos adhere to the guidelines exactly or the application will be rejected. Finally the application must be alonged with the applicable fees and submitted to the passport office or sent in the mail.
Once the application has been received the passport office must verify the identity of the child the guarantor’s information, and the photos. If everything is in order the child’s passport will be issued and the parents or guardians can expect to receive it in the mail in approximately 10 weeks .
Once a child’s passport has been issued it must be renewed every five years 5️⃣ ️. The renewal process is almost identical to the application process as the passport office must verify the identity of the child and the guarantor’s information every time the passport is renewed 🏢 🧒. However the passport photos do not need to be updated every time. A passport can also be renewed up to one year before its expiry date so it’s important to become aware of the expiry date and take the mandatory steps to renew the passport before it expires.
It is important to understand the difference between applying for a passport and renewing one as the renewal process must be followed every five years. Overall getting a Canadian passport for a child is a straightforward process that is managed by the government of Canada. The most important thing to remember is to read and follow the instructions carefully and make sure that all essential documents and information are included in the application. ! .
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