Passport

Applying for or Renewing a Canadian Passport

What your MP can do:

I can provide you with the documents you need to complete your application and submit it to Passport Canada. My team can also answer any questions you might have about the application process.

Simplified renewal application 

To complete a simplified renewal application, you need to have a valid passport or one that has been expired for less than a year. You also need to have been 16 or older when you last renewed your passport.

Step 1: Fill out the Adult Renewal Application (PPTC 054) and meet the criteria set out by Passport Canada. You also need to include the following documents with your application:

  • photocopies of the front and back of two pieces of identification;

  • two photos that meet Passport Canada’s requirements;

  • credit card information slip or money order; and

  • your passport.

Step 2: Mail your application to the address shown on the form or visit the office of François Choquette, MP for Drummond, at 150 Marchand Street in Drummondville.

Adult general passport application

If you do not meet the criteria for the simplified renewal form, you are under 16 or you have never applied for a passport, you need to submit an adult general passport application. 

Step 1: Fill out the Adult Passport Application (PPTC 153) and include the following documents with your application:

  • photocopies of the front and back of two pieces of identification;

  • two photos that meet Passport Canada’s requirements;

  • your original birth certificate;

  • credit card information slip or money order; and

  • your guarantor’s signature. 

Step 2: Mail your application to the address shown on the form or visit the office of François Choquette, MP for Drummond, at 150 Marchand Street in Drummondville.

Child passport application

To complete a passport application for your child, he or she must be under 16 and each legal parent or guardian must sign the application form.

Step 1: Fill out the Child Passport Application (PPTC 155) and include the following documents with your application:

  • two photos that meet Passport Canada’s requirements;

  • the child’s original birth certificate;

  • credit card information slip or money order; and

  • the signature of each legal parent or guardian.

Step 2: Mail your application to the address shown on the form or visit the office of François Choquette, MP for Drummond, at 150 Marchand Street in Drummondville.

NEW: The ePassport

As of July 1, 2013, all passports issued by Passport Canada contain an electronic chip embedded in the back cover and are valid for 5 or 10 years. Keep in mind that passports issued prior to that date remain valid until they expire.

Besides a digital signature that is unique to Canada, the e-chip stores some of your personal information—the same information that is displayed on page 2 of the passport: your name, sex, date of birth and digital photo, and the passport number and expiry date. You can see the information stored on your e-chip by visiting the nearest Passport Canada service location. 

For more information, visit Passport Canada’s website or contact François Choquette’s team at 819-477-3611.