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Canadian Passport in person timeline

Invincible84

Hero Member
Jun 20, 2016
887
422
Ontario
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
2171
App. Filed.......
06-02-2020
AOR Received.
04-03-2020
I applied for my first passport at SC location at North York on 04/19 with no travel date at the time. Expected mail out date was 05/17 and ETA was 05/25.

Here is my follow up history-
05/26 - In Examination
06/14 - In Examination
06/21 - In Examination. Since I have travel coming up on 07/02 so requested transfer to local office. I was advised that I will get a call from the Passport office
06/28 - No decision yet. Agent asked to keep patience.
06/29 - No calls recv still. I have a flight booked for 07/02 and 07/01 is Canada day so only tomorrow left in between.

Should I cancel my ticket then?

NC
yep you have to cancel or line up in the morning with the urgent travel tickets to get passport within 2 business days category.
 
 

berabad

Hero Member
Jan 17, 2016
317
37
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
1111
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
11-02-2016
AOR Received.
23-02-2016
File Transfer...
23-02-2016
Med's Done....
26-02-2016
Passport Req..
23-08-2016
VISA ISSUED...
08-09-2016
LANDED..........
11-01-2017
After 3.5 months of waiting, I have finally received my passport today! I would like to thank this group for the support and company throughout this challenging journey. To those who are still waiting, keep your faith, it will come one day. All the best!
 
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Sarajaved

Full Member
Jul 10, 2017
44
4
I applied for my first passport at SC location at North York on 04/19 with no travel date at the time. Expected mail out date was 05/17 and ETA was 05/25.

Here is my follow up history-
05/26 - In Examination
06/14 - In Examination
06/21 - In Examination. Since I have travel coming up on 07/02 so requested transfer to local office. I was advised that I will get a call from the Passport office
06/28 - No decision yet. Agent asked to keep patience.
06/29 - No calls recv still. I have a flight booked for 07/02 and 07/01 is Canada day so only tomorrow left in between.

Should I cancel my ticket then?

NC
We are traveling July 1st. We are also going to line up tomorrow.
 
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boomshanker

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Oct 17, 2016
389
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Hi Guys, After 2 years of wait I received my citizenship oath ceremony lol. Could you guys let me know what would be the fastest way to get the Canadian Passport i don't want to wait 2-3 months to receive it. I am ok to spend more money for expedited process which office has less crowd ? Thanks in advance.
 

mukicookie

Star Member
Jan 24, 2022
62
13
Hi Guys, After 2 years of wait I received my citizenship oath ceremony lol. Could you guys let me know what would be the fastest way to get the Canadian Passport i don't want to wait 2-3 months to receive it. I am ok to spend more money for expedited process which office has less crowd ? Thanks in advance.
just don't apply via mail. Goto the Passport office and line up - make sure you have proof of travel within <45 business days
 
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armoured

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Feb 1, 2015
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I am picking up my passport today, are there lineups for collection too? Should I go early?
It is a separate line, show your receipt and pick-up and they'll push you to the specific line for pickup.

May depend on office, but when I did in north york it was about a half hour waiting when I arrived at my own convenience mid-morning. Clear impression it doesn't get much worse or better than that.
 
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mukicookie

Star Member
Jan 24, 2022
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It is a separate line, show your receipt and pick-up and they'll push you to the specific line for pickup.

May depend on office, but when I did in north york it was about a half hour waiting when I arrived at my own convenience mid-morning. Clear impression it doesn't get much worse or better than that.
thankyou - i'll try to go a bit earlier today
 

Sarajaved

Full Member
Jul 10, 2017
44
4
Have you received your passport?
Yes. Showed them that we are traveling tomorrow. Had our forms and pictures ready, because we knew the previous ones must not have been scanned . Around 4 30, we had our Passports. So we did get in one day. Finally, it's over for us!
 
 

nc_positiveguy

Star Member
Aug 25, 2017
68
23
Yes. Showed them that we are traveling tomorrow. Had our forms and pictures ready, because we knew the previous ones must not have been scanned . Around 4 30, we had our Passports. So we did get in one day. Finally, it's over for us!
Congratulations. I didn't get a call today as well so no choice for me but to cancel my trip on 2nd July and travel on a weekday. I was advised by SC helpline at 2:30pm to go and lineup and try my luck. She was not sure if same file number will work.

Could you please confirm if you had to fill in a new form and needed the new pic you were carrying or the same file number was used to issue your passport!

Cheers,
NC
 

Tina461

Full Member
Nov 27, 2017
45
8
Yes. Showed them that we are traveling tomorrow. Had our forms and pictures ready, because we knew the previous ones must not have been scanned . Around 4 30, we had our Passports. So we did get in one day. Finally, it's over for us!
Glad to hear that. I am traveling July 12 and planning to do the same next week.