Form PPTC153 "Adult General Passport Application" - Canada

What Is Form PPTC 153?

Form PPTC 153, Adult General Passport Application, is an official statement Canadian citizens over the age of 16 prepare to request the issuance of a passport. You may file this document in person in a regional office of the Passport Program or a Service Canada Centre, submit the papers to the Government of Canada office if you are residing in the United States, or apply by mail.

Alternate Names:

  • Canadian Passport Application Form;
  • Canadian Passport Renewal Form.

This form was released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The latest version of this document was issued on October 1, 2020, with all previous editions obsolete. Download a Canadian Passport Application fillable form via the link below.

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Here is how you complete an Application Form for a Canadian Passport:

  1. Provide your personal information - full name, other names you have used, your mother's last name. State your place and date of birth, sex, eye colour, height, and list your contact information. Confirm the information in this document is true, sign and date the form, and indicate the location of the signing. Enter the anticipated date of travel or check the circle if you have not planned the trip yet.
  2. Find a person who is willing to verify your identity and can be contacted to confirm their statement. Ask them to become your guarantor and fill out a section of the application once you are done with this document - they must enter their name, date of birth, and contact details, describe their relationship to you, and share their own passport information. The guarantor certifies the statements in the application by signing and dating the document.
  3. If you have another travel document, list its characteristics.
  4. Provide proof of Canadian citizenship - whether you were born in the country or abroad - and proof of identity. Specify which documents you would like to submit with the application and indicate their numbers, dates of issue and expiry, and your name as it appears on these documents.
  5. Select the period of validity for your passport - you may choose between five and ten years.
  6. Record your addresses in the last two years. Describe your occupation during the last two years - state whether you were employed, in school, unemployed, retired, or a homemaker. If you have had a job or were at school, add the contact information of your employer or educational institution.
  7. Indicate the names and contact details of two adult people - not your family members and not your guarantor - who have known you for two years and can confirm you are who you say you are.
  8. Add an emergency contact if you like - in case you require assistance while being abroad, this individual will be contacted on your behalf.
  9. If you apply by mail and would like to pay the fee with your credit card, provide your credit card details to authorize the withdrawal of the required sum of money.
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ADULT GENERAL PASSPORT APPLICATION
for Canadians 16 years of age or over applying in Canada or the USA
Warning: Any false or misleading statement with respect to this application and any supporting document, including the
concealment of any material fact, may result in the refusal to issue a passport, the revocation of a currently valid passport,
and/or the imposition of a period of refusal of passport services, and may be grounds for criminal prosecution as per
subsection 57 (2) of the Criminal Code (R.C.S. 1985, C-46).
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Type or print in CAPITAL LETTERS using black or dark blue ink.
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PERSONAL INFORMATION (SEE INSTRUCTIONS, SECTION I)
Surname (last name) requested to appear in the passport
Given name(s) requested to appear in the passport
Anticipated date of travel
All former surnames (including surname at birth if different from above. These will not appear in the passport.)
It is recommended that you do not
finalize travel plans until you receive
the requested passport.
Mother's surname at birth
Month
Day
Unknown
Place of birth
City
Country
Prov./Terr./State (if applicable)
Sex
Natural eye colour
Height (cm or in)
(YYYY-MM-DD)
Date of birth
F Female
M Male
X Another gender
Current home address
Number
Street
Apt.
City
Prov./Terr./State Postal/ZIP code
Mailing address (if different from current home address)
Number
Street
Apt.
City
Prov/Terr./State
Postal/ZIP code
Email address
Telephone (daytime)
Telephone (other)
Sign within border
Declaration—I solemnly declare that I am a Canadian citizen, that the photos enclosed are
unaltered and a true likeness of me, that all of the statements made and the information
provided in this application, as well as any supporting documents, are true. I declare that
I have read and understood the Warning at the top of this page and the Privacy Notice
Statement (see section N). I consent to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal
information as outlined in the Privacy Notice Statement.
Signature (see Instructions, section I)
Signed at
Date
City
Prov./Terr./State
(YYYY-MM-DD)
2
DECLARATION OF GUARANTOR (SEE INSTRUCTIONS, SECTION J)
Note: You must complete and sign all three (3) pages of this application form before requesting that your guarantor validate and sign this section.
Surname (last name) in passport
Given name(s)
Date of birth (
Canadian passport number
Date of issue
Date of expiry
YYYY-MM-DD)
(YYYY-MM-DD)
(YYYY-MM-DD)
Relationship to the applicant
Telephone (daytime)
Telephone (other)
Current home address
Number
Street
Apt.
City
Prov./Terr./State Postal/ZIP code
Signature of guarantor
Declaration—I solemnly declare that I have known the applicant identified above
personally for at least two (2) years. I have signed the back of one (1) of the
photos to certify that the image is a true likeness of the applicant. Where applicable,
I have signed and dated a copy of each document to support the applicant's identity
(see section 5) to confirm that I have seen the original(s). I declare that I have read
I have known
Date
Signed at
(YYYY-MM-DD)
and understood the Warning at the top of page 1 of this application and the Privacy
the applicant for
Notice Statement in section N of the instructions. I consent to the collection, use
and disclosure of my personal information as outlined in the Privacy Notice
Statement.
Number of years
City
Prov./Terr./State
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ADULT GENERAL PASSPORT APPLICATION
for Canadians 16 years of age or over applying in Canada or the USA
Warning: Any false or misleading statement with respect to this application and any supporting document, including the
concealment of any material fact, may result in the refusal to issue a passport, the revocation of a currently valid passport,
and/or the imposition of a period of refusal of passport services, and may be grounds for criminal prosecution as per
subsection 57 (2) of the Criminal Code (R.C.S. 1985, C-46).
Read Instructions
Type or print in CAPITAL LETTERS using black or dark blue ink.
1
PERSONAL INFORMATION (SEE INSTRUCTIONS, SECTION I)
Surname (last name) requested to appear in the passport
Given name(s) requested to appear in the passport
Anticipated date of travel
All former surnames (including surname at birth if different from above. These will not appear in the passport.)
It is recommended that you do not
finalize travel plans until you receive
the requested passport.
Mother's surname at birth
Month
Day
Unknown
Place of birth
City
Country
Prov./Terr./State (if applicable)
Sex
Natural eye colour
Height (cm or in)
(YYYY-MM-DD)
Date of birth
F Female
M Male
X Another gender
Current home address
Number
Street
Apt.
City
Prov./Terr./State Postal/ZIP code
Mailing address (if different from current home address)
Number
Street
Apt.
City
Prov/Terr./State
Postal/ZIP code
Email address
Telephone (daytime)
Telephone (other)
Sign within border
Declaration—I solemnly declare that I am a Canadian citizen, that the photos enclosed are
unaltered and a true likeness of me, that all of the statements made and the information
provided in this application, as well as any supporting documents, are true. I declare that
I have read and understood the Warning at the top of this page and the Privacy Notice
Statement (see section N). I consent to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal
information as outlined in the Privacy Notice Statement.
Signature (see Instructions, section I)
Signed at
Date
City
Prov./Terr./State
(YYYY-MM-DD)
2
DECLARATION OF GUARANTOR (SEE INSTRUCTIONS, SECTION J)
Note: You must complete and sign all three (3) pages of this application form before requesting that your guarantor validate and sign this section.
Surname (last name) in passport
Given name(s)
Date of birth (
Canadian passport number
Date of issue
Date of expiry
YYYY-MM-DD)
(YYYY-MM-DD)
(YYYY-MM-DD)
Relationship to the applicant
Telephone (daytime)
Telephone (other)
Current home address
Number
Street
Apt.
City
Prov./Terr./State Postal/ZIP code
Signature of guarantor
Declaration—I solemnly declare that I have known the applicant identified above
personally for at least two (2) years. I have signed the back of one (1) of the
photos to certify that the image is a true likeness of the applicant. Where applicable,
I have signed and dated a copy of each document to support the applicant's identity
(see section 5) to confirm that I have seen the original(s). I declare that I have read
I have known
Date
Signed at
(YYYY-MM-DD)
and understood the Warning at the top of page 1 of this application and the Privacy
the applicant for
Notice Statement in section N of the instructions. I consent to the collection, use
and disclosure of my personal information as outlined in the Privacy Notice
Statement.
Number of years
City
Prov./Terr./State
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PREVIOUS CANADIAN TRAVEL DOCUMENT (SEE INSTRUCTIONS, SECTION K)
• Has a Canadian travel document (passport, certificate of identity or refugee travel document) been issued to you in your current name or any other name?
Number
Date of issue
(YYYY-MM-DD)
No
Yes (specify)
If the Canadian travel document has not expired, you must include it with your application.
Any passport that is damaged or was ever reported as lost or stolen will not be returned and will be securely destroyed to protect your personal information.
• Would you like the previous passport to be cancelled and returned to you?
Yes, please return it to me. If this box is not checked, the passport will not be returned and will be securely destroyed.
Note: If a Canadian travel document has been reported lost, stolen, damaged or is inaccessible, and has not yet expired, complete form PPTC 203,
Declaration concerning lost, stolen, inaccessible, damaged or found Canadian travel document, available online at Canada.ca/passport. A Canadian travel
document is no longer valid if damaged or reported as lost, stolen, or inaccessible. There is an administrative fee for the replacement of a lost or stolen
Canadian travel document that has not yet expired.
4
PROOF OF CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS, SECTION M)
A
To be completed if you were born in Canada. Provide one (1) of the documents listed below (original only):
Registration number
Date of issue
Canadian provincial or territorial birth certificate
Certificate number
Date of issue or Effective date of citizenship
Certificate of Canadian citizenship
B
To be completed if you were born outside of Canada.
1) Provide one (1) of the documents listed below (original only):
Certificate of Canadian citizenship
Certificate of naturalization
Certificate of registration of birth abroad
Certificate of retention of Canadian citizenship
(issued by the Registrar of Canadian Citizenship)
(issued before February 15, 1977)
Certificate number
Date of issue or Effective date of citizenship
2) To be completed if you were born outside of Canada between February 15, 1977 and April 16, 1981 inclusive (you do not need to complete this section
if you are presenting a certificate of Canadian citizenship issued after January 1, 2007).
a) Are you a naturalized Canadian, i.e. did you receive Canadian citizenship following immigration to Canada?
Yes, go to section 5
No, continue to question b)
b) Was one of your parents born in Canada?
No, complete and submit form PPTC 001, Proof of Canadian Citizenship—Additional Information, available online
Yes, go to section 5
at Canada.ca/passport.
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DOCUMENTS TO SUPPORT IDENTITY (SEE INSTRUCTIONS, SECTION L)
You need to provide at least one (1) document to support your identity. The identification document (ID) must be valid and be issued by a federal, provincial/
territorial government authority (or local equivalent abroad). The ID must include your name, date of birth, signature and photo. One or more document(s),
when combined, may be used to fulfill these criteria.
• If you are applying in person, your original documents will be validated and returned to you.
• If applying by mail, provide copies of both sides of your ID and have them signed and dated by your guarantor.
Note: The documents provided in this section must not be the proof of Canadian citizenship provided in section 4.
Type of document
Document number
Date of expiry
Your name as it appears on the document
(If applicable) (YYYY-MM-DD)
Type of document
Document number
Date of expiry (
Your name as it appears on the document
If applicable) (YYYY-MM-DD)
Signature of applicant
Date
(YYYY-MM-DD)
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PERIOD OF VALIDITY (SEE INSTRUCTIONS, SECTION C)
Choose one (1) of the following periods of validity:
5-year or
10-year
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ADDITIONAL PERSONAL INFORMATION
Note: If insufficient space, include form PPTC 056,
Additional Information – Address and
Occupation, available on Canada.ca/passport.
A
Addresses in the last two (2) years
Same as current home address
Different from current home address (complete below)
1.
From
To
(YYYY-MM)
(YYYY-MM)
City
Number
Street
Apt.
Prov./Terr./State Country
Postal/ZIP code
2.
From
To
(YYYY-MM)
(YYYY-MM)
Number
Street
Apt.
City
Prov./Terr./State Country
Postal/ZIP code
B
Occupation in the last two (2) years (check all that apply):
Ongoing occupation?
I was employed (full- or part-time)
I was in school (full- or part-time)
Other, e.g. homemaker, unemployed or retired
Enter full details below for the last two (2) years:
Employer, school or other
Address
Telephone (daytime)
Field of employment or studies
Date (from)
Date (to)
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REFERENCES
Provide the following information for two (2) persons who are neither your relatives nor your guarantor; are 18 years of age or over; and who have known
you for at least two (2) years. They must agree to have their contact information provided as they may be contacted to confirm your identity. Visit
Canada.ca/passport
for more information on the Passport Program's definition of a relative.
1. Surname (last name)
Given name(s)
Relationship to the applicant
Address
Number
Street
Apt.
City
Prov./Terr./State Country
Postal/ZIP code
Telephone (daytime)
Telephone (other)
Email address
Has known
me for
Number of years
2. Surname (last name)
Given name(s)
Relationship to the applicant
Address
Number
Street
Apt.
City
Prov./Terr./State Country
Postal/ZIP code
Telephone (daytime)
Telephone (other)
Email address
Has known
me for
Number of years
9
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION (OPTIONAL)
This information is helpful if you require emergency assistance while outside of Canada.
Surname (last name)
Given name(s)
Relationship to the applicant Telephone (daytime)
Telephone (other)
Email address
Current home address
Number
Street
Apartment City
Prov./Terr./State Postal/ZIP code
Signature of applicant
Date
(YYYY-MM-DD)
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ADULT GENERAL PASSPORT APPLICATION
for Canadians 16 years of age or over applying in Canada or the USA
INSTRUCTIONS
A
ENTITLEMENT TO A CANADIAN PASSPORT
Important notice: We recommend that you not finalize your travel plans until you receive the requested passport.
• A Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally accepted travel and identification document for Canadians who travel abroad.
• Canadian passports are issued to Canadian citizens only and reflect their identity, as determined by proof of citizenship and supporting documents.
• For Canadians under 16 years of age, use form PPTC 155, Child General Passport Application.
• Applicants who were previously issued a Canadian passport may be able to renew their passport using form PPTC 054, Adult Simplified Renewal Passport
Application. To find out if you are eligible, visit Canada.ca/passport.
B
REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST
All three (3) pages of the application form completed and signed within the last twelve (12) months, with page one (1) certified by the guarantor
Two (2) identical and unaltered passport photos taken within the last six (6) months, one (1) certified by the guarantor
Proof of Canadian citizenship (original only); the document will be returned to you
Document(s) to support identity (original or copies); copies must be signed and dated by your guarantor
Any valid Canadian travel document (passport, certificate of identity or refugee travel document) issued to you
The fee
Note: All documents submitted throughout the passport application process that are in a language other than English or French must be translated
by a certified translator.
Additional documents or information may be requested in support of this application.
C
FEE AND PERIOD OF VALIDITY
Where the application is made in Canada
Where the application is made from the USA**
and the passport is to be delivered in Canada:
or the passport is to be delivered to the USA**:
5-year validity – CAN$120*
5-year validity – CAN$190*
10-year validity – CAN$160*
10-year validity – CAN$260*
*A CAN$25 consular services fee is included in the above-mentioned fee.
**Includes Bermuda, American Samoa, the Midway Islands, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
There is a separate, non-refundable CAN$45 administrative fee for the replacement of a lost or stolen Canadian travel document that has not yet expired.
Methods of payment (Canadian funds only):
• Debit card (Interac), Visa Debit, Virtual Visa Debit or other prepaid cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) only for in person applications
submitted by the cardholder. Prepaid debit cards are not accepted;
• Credit card and prepaid card (embossed only). If you are applying by mail, see section D; or
• Certified cheque or money order (postal or bank) in the exact amount, payable to the Receiver General for Canada.
Important
• Every person who requests passport services must pay the applicable fee in the exact amount.
• Applicants who cancel their application or are refused a passport are not eligible for a refund of the passport service fee. Only the consular services
fee of CAN$25, applied only to adult applications, is refundable.
• The Passport Program, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada does not accept personal cheques or payment in cash for applications
submitted in Canada.
• Administrative fees and applicable interest will be applied to all dishonoured payments.
• Fees are subject to change.
In cases where services do not meet established service standards, applicants may be eligible for partial compensation of service fees.
For information on the Departmental Remission Policy and Service Standards please visit
Canada.ca/immigration-refugees-citizenship.
D
CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
If you are applying in person, do not complete this section. If you are applying by mail and paying by credit card, complete and submit this section
with your application.
Visa
MasterCard
American Express
Card type:
Name as it appears on card
Card number
Date of expiry
Month
Year
Name of applicant
For official use only
Signature of cardholder
Date
(YYYY-MM-DD)
Authorization—I authorize the Passport Program
to charge
to my credit card.
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APPLYING IN PERSON
If you cannot submit your passport application in person, an acceptable third party may submit the application on your behalf. For an urgent or express service
request you must apply in person yourself. For information on third party eligibility, visit
Canada.ca/passport.
Canadians can submit an application in Canada at:
• a Passport Program regional office; or
• a participating Service Canada Centre.
For information on service locations, service standards and requirements for expedited services, visit
Canada.ca/passport.
For Canadians submitting an application from the USA:
If you require a passport in exceptional circumstances, contact the nearest Government of Canada office. You can find a list of Government of Canada
offices in the USA online at
travel.gc.ca
or in your local telephone directory.
F
APPLYING BY MAIL
Mailed-in applications are processed in Canada.
By mail
By courier
The original documents that you enclose with your application are valuable.
Passport Program
Passport Program
We recommend that you use a courier or mail service that allows you to track
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G
CONTACT INFORMATION
General information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Agents are available Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
in Canada.
Information on passports, fees and processing times
Toll-free: 1-800-567-6868
TTY (for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing)
Canada.ca/passport
Outside the continental USA: 1-819-997-8338
Toll-free: 1-866-255-7655
Travel reports, warnings and requirements
For travel advice and warnings or foreign entry and exit requirements (how long the passport has to be valid for travel to a foreign country), visit
travel.gc.ca
H
ANTICIPATED DATE OF TRAVEL
Regardless of the date of travel you indicate on the application form, processing times and requirements for expedited services are still applicable. Processing
times begin once a completed application form and all required supporting documentation are received (see section B). Processing times do not include
mailing time. Visit
Canada.ca/passport
for more details.
It is recommended that you do not finalize travel plans until you receive the requested passport.
The Government of Canada, or any representative of the Government of Canada will not be liable for any loss incurred as a result of or arising
out of the passport not being delivered in time for you to travel on the date you have specified on the application form.
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