Canadian children below 16 years old need additional documentation and paperwork! Guardians of the child must complete passport applications. This article will cover the process for Canadian children applying for passports. It also covers the fees and restrictions as well as the documentation required 🍁 🧒 !!
Canadian passports for children under 16 require parents or legal guardians to fill out an application form provide proof of identity demonstrate Canadian citizenship submit certain documents and pay any applicable fees 🍁. Canadian passports for children have the same validity period as adult passports but the child must appear in person to submit the application and have their picture taken 🧑 🍁 🧒.
The application form for a Canadian passport for a child must be filled out by the parents or legal guardians of the child 🍁 ️ 🧒. This form must be signed by both parents or guardians and must include the child’s full name date of birth place of birth and other required information. The form must be completed and signed in the presence of a guarantor who will witness the signature of the parents or legal guardians of the child and verify their identity. The guarantor must be over 18 years old a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and must not be related to the child by birth or marriage 💑 🍁 ️ 🧒.
The parents or legal guardians must also provide proof of Canadian citizenship for the child. This can be done by submitting a birth certificate passport certificate of Canadian citizenship or other valid evidence of Canadian citizenship issued by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada 🇨🇦 🍁 ️.
In addition to the application form and proof of citizenship the parents or legal guardians must also submit two photographs of the child and one photo of each of the parents or legal guardians 2️⃣ 1️⃣ 🧒. The photos must meet the specifications as outlined in the Passport Canada application form instructions 🇨🇦.
When applying for a passport for a Canadian child under the age of 16, both parents or legal guardians must be present for the application to be considered 🍁 ️ 🧒. If only one parent or legal guardian is present, they must provide notarized written permission from the other parent or legal guardian. If the child is in the care of one parent or legal guardian only, and the other parent’s consent is not necessary, the court order confirming custody must be submitted with the application 1️⃣ 🧒.
If the child’s name has changed additional documentation such as a birth certificate or adoption order must also be provided to prove the name change.
Once the application form is completed and all the required documents have been submitted the application must be taken to a designated passport office or a participating Canada Post outlet. The child must be present in order to have their photograph taken and must be accompanied by one of the parents or legal guardians 1️⃣ 🧒.
The costs of a passport for a Canadian child vary depending on the age of the child the type of passport and the delivery method. The cost of a five-year passport for a Canadian child under the age of 16 is $120 and a ten-year passport is $160. The passport fee includes the delivery fee which is free if the passport is delivered to a designated passport office or $27 if it is delivered to a Canada Post outlet.
In addition to the passport fees an additional fee of $45 must be paid for each additional passport application submitted for the same child.
Once the application is submitted and the fees are paid the passport will typically be issued within 10 business days 👔. Canadian passports for children are valid for a maximum of five or ten years depending on the age of the child. Children aged 11 and under are eligible for a five-year passport while those aged 12 and over can obtain a ten-year passport.
In conclusion in order to obtain a Canadian passport for a child under the age of 16 an application form must be filled out the necessary paperwork must be submitted the fees must be paid both parents or legal guardians must be present when the application is submitted, and the child must appear in person to have their photo taken 🍁 ️ 🧒. The passports are valid for up to ten years, depending on the child’s age 🆙 🔛. !! .
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