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CaBeaver

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I put the flight ticket at the bottom page and he told me that he didn't need it and just returned it to me. I went there twice as my guarantor forgot to sign the photo and I didn't bring the flight ticket the second time.
You were lucky, or maybe they started to relax requirements. I hope it's the latter. I would like to apply in person but I have no immediate travel plans.
 
 

wstrn24

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Feb 23, 2017
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You were lucky, or maybe they started to relax requirements. I hope it's the latter. I would like to apply in person but I have no immediate travel plans.
This requirement is new and I doubt it will last... my friends told me that they never asked for flight tickets to get the passport before. The only thing the officer cared about was the travel date. He said they would make sure people would get it prior to the travel date. If you want it within a couple days then you will need to pay extra. He also said he wanted me to be out there as quickly as possible. lol
 
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CaBeaver

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This requirement is new and I doubt it will last... my friends told me that they never asked for flight tickets to get the passport before. The only thing the officer cared about was the travel date. He said they would make sure people would get it prior to the travel date. If you want it within a couple days then you will need to pay extra.
With in person option the passport takes 10 business days to be issued (normally processing time), while in mail it takes 25 business days. I am OK with 10 business days. But the important thing I wouldn't need to send my original citizenship certificate with my application, and provide signed copies of IDs. I would also pay on the spot. Many advantages over the mail. This requirement was added just with the spread of Omicron at the beginning of Jan. Before that it was not required, but you had to wait 2-3 weeks for your appointment date, or walk-in and wait 3-4 hours or something
 

wstrn24

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Feb 23, 2017
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With in person option the passport takes 10 business days to be issued (normally processing time), while in mail it takes 25 business days. I am OK with 10 business days. But the important thing I wouldn't need to send my original citizenship certificate with my application, and provide signed copies of IDs. I would also pay on the spot. Many advantages over the mail. This requirement was added just with the spread of Omicron at the beginning of Jan. Before that it was not required, but you had to wait 2-3 weeks for your appointment date, or walk-in and wait 3-4 hours or something
No, I got the appointment for the next day.... I also didn't wait for that long... first time I went in there I waited less than 5 mins. The second time I waited for 15 mins or so because it got busy. I guess it all depends on the local office's availability.

And yes, I didn't wanna mail out the true and only copy of my citizenship certificate... that's why I wanted to apply it in person. With that officer's reaction, that's why I thought that I shouldn't have purchased any flight tickets at all. I had to cancel it.
 
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kathychang

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Passport application

Office : Mississauga
Submitted : February 14 2022
Pickup date : February 17 2022
hey, just wondering how does it work in terms of pick up?
I have an appointment tomorrow
Did they give you any paper for pick up date to show security?
 

squirmish_fellow

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Mar 31, 2017
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Are any of the Passport Office/Service Canada in Ontario still accepting walk-in applications without appointment?
My appointment was on 10th. At 830am toronto location. there was a lady who walked in without appointment.
the guard handed her a form to fill on the spot. and asked her to wait in the regular line. She went to the service canada room filled the form and had no trouble.

I would suggest - give it a shot - be there first thing in the morning. Have all docs ready - and you wont have to wait for 10-15 days for the appointment.
its worth a shot in my opinion.
i would have done it if i knew this was possible and not have waited 10-11 days
 
 

squirmish_fellow

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lucky you! I wish i had that officer! Great
Adding to it - my tickets were scanned by the officer.

Seeing multiple opinion for your flight tickets- it does boil down to the fact- when you are in the last stage of immigration journey - its best to be risk averse - and have tickets ready - even if it is a cancelable one.

You wouldn't want to be stuck in case you are asked. If you are not asked - then great!
 

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My appointment was on 10th. At 830am toronto location. there was a lady who walked in without appointment.
the guard handed her a form to fill on the spot. and asked her to wait in the regular line. She went to the service canada room filled the form and had no trouble.

I would suggest - give it a shot - be there first thing in the morning. Have all docs ready - and you wont have to wait for 10-15 days for the appointment.
its worth a shot in my opinion.
i would have done it if i knew this was possible and not have waited 10-11 days
Thanks for response. I am thinking to give it a try to Brampton Service Canada as it is close to my home or should I try other least crowded locations?