Only the following people can apply for a child’s passport:
• One of the child’s parents
• In the case of separation or divorce, the parent who has custody of the child (separation agreements and court orders must be provided)
• The child’s legal guardian (proof of legal guardianship must be provided)
Each legal parent or guardian should sign the application form. The Passport Program may contact the other legal guardian or parent.
1. Complete the child application form (paper copies are available in our office).
2. Include proof of your child’s Canadian citizenship (long-form birth certificate or citizenship certificate) (original document only).
3. Include two identical passport photos (the name and address of the photographer and the date the photos were taken must be included on the back of one of the photos. Read the full requirements for more information) One photo needs to be signed by the guarantor.
4. Include proof of parentage or proof of legal guardianship (if applicable).
5. Include all documents that refer to the custody of, mobility of, or access to the child.
6. Include any valid Canadian passport or travel document issued in the child’s name.
7. Find a guarantor to sign the application and one of the passport photos. The guarantor must have known you (the parent or legal guardian who is applying on behalf of the child) personally for at least two (2) years and must have knowledge of the child.
The cost of a child passport is $57. It is valid for 5 years.
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