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Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

wrxfrenzy

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Apr 21, 2016
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Hello all,

I need your advice,

Sent my Regular passport application by mail - 4th October ( Did not put any travel date on it).
It was received at mailroom , Ottawa, ON on 5th October Morning.


I have got an emergency situation come up recently and have to travel outside of Canada on 25th October.
Can someone please suggest me what are my options in this scenario ? I can show them the ticket if needed.
I would appreciate any help,
Thanks.
 

rajkamalmohanram

VIP Member
Apr 29, 2015
15,670
5,341
Hello all,

I need your advice,

Sent my Regular passport application by mail - 4th October ( Did not put any travel date on it).
It was received at mailroom , Ottawa, ON on 5th October Morning.


I have got an emergency situation come up recently and have to travel outside of Canada on 25th October.
Can someone please suggest me what are my options in this scenario ? I can show them the ticket if needed.
I would appreciate any help,
Thanks.
Call the passport call center at 1800-567-6868 and let them know of your emergency and request them to expedite it. Follow the instructions they provide.
 

Tony98

Full Member
Sep 25, 2018
29
18
My passport timeline:
Sep 28 In person apply in Scarborough passport office (was told will send on Oct 14)
Oct 8 Passport received by mail

No travel time on the form. Regular apply.
Just a reminder, if it's possible it's better to apply in a passport office than a service canada. It's faster.
 
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lifein360

Hero Member
Jan 23, 2016
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Category........
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Feb 20, 2017
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Mar 20, 2017
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Mar 24, 2017
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Apr 23, 2017
Hi @rajkamalmohanram, Did you submit your passport surrender and OCI together? BLS told me i cant submit together and the application for OCI need to wait until the passport surrender request is processed.
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you can submit together. Most do it that way.
 

rajkamalmohanram

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Apr 29, 2015
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Hi @rajkamalmohanram, Did you submit your passport surrender and OCI together? BLS told me i cant submit together and the application for OCI need to wait until the passport surrender request is processed.
That can't be any further from the truth. You can submit both together. Many other applicants including me submitted our surrender and OCI together.
 
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vicky159

Full Member
Jul 24, 2015
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That was my assumption too. But, when i spoke to them they refused to take my OCI application and wanted me to wait until i get the passport surrender certificate. May be the agent was unaware of it.
 
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rajkamalmohanram

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Apr 29, 2015
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That was my assumption too. But, when i spoke to them they refused to take my OCI application and wanted me to wait until i get the passport surrender certificate. May be the agent was unaware of it.
What did you end up doing? You should have asked another agent.

Also, it would be better if we can move this OCI related discussion to the OCI thread so as to not impede discussions about passport applications =>

https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/oci-process.254662/
 

citappmr2006

Star Member
Mar 7, 2020
61
48
My passport timeline:
Sep 28 In person apply in Scarborough passport office (was told will send on Oct 14)
Oct 8 Passport received by mail

No travel time on the form. Regular apply.
Just a reminder, if it's possible it's better to apply in a passport office than a service canada. It's faster.
Hi I am also I scarborough pls can you help with the address of the passport office. Thanks.
 

Homer79

Star Member
Jun 6, 2019
62
32
Received my passport in the mail today. Here's my timeline:

Passport Application Mailed: September 10, 2021 (from Ontario via UPS to Gatineau, Quebec)
Credit Card Charged: October 4, 2021
Passport Received: October 12, 2021
 

krunal2904

Hero Member
May 9, 2016
713
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I got my passport today in mail. Submitted to Brampton Passport office in Oct 04, 2021 and received on Oct 14, 2021 today.