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    Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

    One update request I raised after 2 weeks of submission, and then called after 6 weeks. Both updates said my file was in examination.
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    Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

    Not really. It just means it hasn't been approved yet. I got under examination update 2 weeks after submitting my application, and received my passport at the 8th week.
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    Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

    If your trip is important, call and ask for file transfer. There is no other option. Walking in at a local office probably won't solve your issue. Did you call them recently about the status of your file? When did you apply? It takes 8 weeks to receive the passport these days. If you are no...
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    October 2019 - Citizenship Applicants

    Yes, it's over :) Hopefully you will get yours soon
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    October 2019 - Citizenship Applicants

    In the last days I was feeling depressed. Literally. I stopped checking the tracker and in hindsight I should've stopped visiting these forums. If you can just take a break from these forums, and check your tracker once at the end of the day before bed.
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    Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

    I wouldn't drive 40 Km for a regular passport application. I would mail it.
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    Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

    Once your file is accepted by the local office, they can issue the passport very quickly. What takes time is the transfer itself as they need to request a transfer and the local office has to approve it.
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    Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

    There is a good chance you will get it a week before your travel's date.
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    Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

    Congrats. 33 calendar or business days?
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    Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

    The processing time is the same. The only difference is that you go home with your certificate.
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    Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

    And they said the made renewal applications faster!!
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    First travel to US on Canadian passport - sent to secondary inspection

    I agree. I am OK with securing the borders, but now we have technologies. They can scan the whole body on machines. Why the strip search. Searching the bags is OK.
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    First travel to US on Canadian passport - sent to secondary inspection

    The body scan on the machine and strip search are two different things. strip search with squatting is very insulting these days with all these technologies.
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    First travel to US on Canadian passport - sent to secondary inspection

    WTF? Is this for real? :eek: What happens if someone refuses to do this insulting search?
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    First travel to US on Canadian passport - sent to secondary inspection

    What they ask and do for the secondary inspection?
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    First travel to US on Canadian passport - sent to secondary inspection

    It might have been a coincidence
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    Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

    You have a chance to get it a week before your flight. It takes these days 7 weeks to approve mail-in applications. If you don't get it a week before your flight, then you will need to arrange your file to be transferred to a local office and request express processing.
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    Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

    There is a breakdown in the whole governmental system during the pandemic. No agency can be reached in less than 3-4 hours, and some even cannot be reached at all.
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    August 2019 - Citizenship Applicants

    CBSA record, I think.
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    Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

    I received my latest update after 23 calendar days