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Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

Tony98

Full Member
Sep 25, 2018
29
18
Went to Service Canada again today, and my certificate was able to be validated! So they took the application this time. However, my citizenship application still appears In Progress (ECAS Decision Made though). The mystery continues... they gave me a date to pick up the passport next week.
Passport Office in person. They booked it for me, as they also fixed my certificate issue
Sorry. Which office did you go? Service Canada or Passport office? Thanks!
 

canadahopefully

Star Member
Dec 13, 2014
69
5
Category........
Visa Office......
LVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
30-09-2014
Interview........
NA
VISA ISSUED...
14-10-2015
My Credit Card was charged on 8 Sep, how long it will take to get the passports to arrive by Canada Post?
 

masood8

Hero Member
Oct 3, 2013
722
161
Toronto
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
LONDON
NOC Code......
3131
App. Filed.......
10-01-2011
Doc's Request.
20-03-2011
IELTS Request
Along File
Med's Request
05-11-2013
Med's Done....
10-12-2013
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
PPR1 05-10-2014 & PPR2 17-11-2014 (Submitted: 18-02-2015)
VISA ISSUED...
13-02-2015
LANDED..........
29-June-2015
I wonder if any is still waiting for their passport submitted August 10 at Service Canada office?
I submitted on Aug 20, still No response, the lady in Service Canada office told me that the passport will take 4+1 week to arrive by mail.
 
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masood8

Hero Member
Oct 3, 2013
722
161
Toronto
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
LONDON
NOC Code......
3131
App. Filed.......
10-01-2011
Doc's Request.
20-03-2011
IELTS Request
Along File
Med's Request
05-11-2013
Med's Done....
10-12-2013
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
PPR1 05-10-2014 & PPR2 17-11-2014 (Submitted: 18-02-2015)
VISA ISSUED...
13-02-2015
LANDED..........
29-June-2015
I submitted on Aug 20, still No response, the lady in Service Canada office told me that the passport will take 4+1 week to arrive by mail.
Hopefully you get your Passport till end of this week, Goodluck.
 
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karthicktalk

Star Member
Sep 7, 2017
110
4
Hi - it seems I can't apply for passport(urgent/quicker) via mail, it seems, I need to go in person.

Do I need to pick up or can they mail me back, for urgent/express once they have mine ready?

Thanks.
 

krishtian

Star Member
Nov 7, 2020
88
70
Can share some lifehack. If you apply in-person you need to book an appointment upfront nowadays and I did that filling up the form online. The lady called me after 2 business days and asked the question which one I need and how soon, so I needed the urgent one and the nearest and soonest one was in St Catherine. When I get there today an officer told me that since I technically, applied yesterday then I will pay for express, not the urgent which is 50$ difference and tomorrow I'm picking up the passport as it was urgent for me, but express for them.
 
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CaBeaver

Champion Member
Dec 15, 2018
1,770
812
Can share some lifehack. If you apply in-person you need to book an appointment upfront nowadays and I did that filling up the form online. The lady called me after 2 business days and asked the question which one I need and how soon, so I needed the urgent one and the nearest and soonest one was in St Catherine. When I get there today an officer told me that since I technically, applied yesterday then I will pay for express, not the urgent which is 50$ difference and tomorrow I'm picking up the passport as it was urgent for me, but express for them.
Does your file have to be urgent to apply for express or urgent passport or anyone can apply for it?
 

engray

Hero Member
Jul 20, 2018
920
537
Can share some lifehack. If you apply in-person you need to book an appointment upfront nowadays and I did that filling up the form online. The lady called me after 2 business days and asked the question which one I need and how soon, so I needed the urgent one and the nearest and soonest one was in St Catherine. When I get there today an officer told me that since I technically, applied yesterday then I will pay for express, not the urgent which is 50$ difference and tomorrow I'm picking up the passport as it was urgent for me, but express for them.
I can confirm that they start calculating the processing time from the time they booked the appointment. so If your appointment is in a week, you should expect them to not charge you urgent..
 

thesonicbro

Hero Member
Jul 24, 2016
212
72
I submitted (non-urgent) in person at Service Canada office August 10.

I called the Passport program, and the agent stated it is still in "validation stage".

She said it could take up to 6 weeks to get the passport from today!
 

lifein360

Hero Member
Jan 23, 2016
791
208
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
AOR Received.
Jan 17, 2017
Med's Done....
Feb 20, 2017
Passport Req..
Mar 20, 2017
VISA ISSUED...
Mar 24, 2017
LANDED..........
Apr 23, 2017
Does your file have to be urgent to apply for express or urgent passport or anyone can apply for it?
your passport application can be urgent even if citizenship wasn’t. But you will need to justify why you need a passport within 2-3 business days.
 

rohansekhri

Star Member
Oct 25, 2015
132
58
Toronto
AOR Received.
23-01-2016
Called passport Canada today and money being deducted is no indication that it’s being processed. She said, they can bill the card at any stage. She mentioned they are backed up by 2-3 weeks. Our files have been received but 20 working days is a hoax. It’s actually 30-45 working days