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Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

Almostther

Star Member
Jan 17, 2016
101
9
Category........
NOC Code......
2171
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Here is my timeline for my kid's application:

Application delivered: December 29th

Called on 14th Jan as CC was not charged, came to know that application is in progress

CC charged : January 21st

Birth certificate received: January 25th

Waiting for passport.
 
 

Almostther

Star Member
Jan 17, 2016
101
9
Category........
NOC Code......
2171
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
You should try to call them. My card wasnt charged for over 2 weeks and i later found out they had an issue with my card.
My CC was charged after 3 weeks, but there was no issue with the card. but yeah, it's always better to call for peace of mind.. I had also called after 2 weeks to find there was no issue..
 

Strawberry91

Star Member
Dec 7, 2021
80
18
Please use express option and in person to pick(then they have pressure to work on it) as it can be no reply forever. This is the fourth month that I called to ask and they just said no progress but got my application, that's all. No expected timeline, it can be forever.
Damn it, did you apply regular, express or urgent?
 

xieyixy1231

Hero Member
Jun 9, 2016
591
135
My CC was charged after 3 weeks, but there was no issue with the card. but yeah, it's always better to call for peace of mind.. I had also called after 2 weeks to find there was no issue..
Yea, just got off the phone with them actually, my file isn't created thus far. I guess there are multiple teams doing things differently at passport canada.
 

aaq94

Full Member
Sep 26, 2021
36
17
My application is meant to go to gatineau, but I just used the tracker and it said delivered in Ottawa?
Anyone know what's up with that?
 
 

FSerrano91

Full Member
Jan 10, 2018
29
16
My application is meant to go to gatineau, but I just used the tracker and it said delivered in Ottawa?
Anyone know what's up with that?
Same here. I think that it is normal since I’ve read lots of posts of people having the same situatio. I don’t think it is a problem at all
 

Tihompra01

Star Member
Jul 28, 2015
102
30
Category........
Visa Office......
NDVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
09 April 2015
AOR Received.
15 May 2015
File Transfer...
12 June 2015
Med's Done....
Upfront
Interview........
22-08-2016
Passport Req..
22-08-2016
VISA ISSUED...
29-08-2016
LANDED..........
02-10-2016
Mine was delivered on Jan 14th and my credit card isn't charged yet.
Looks like yours and mine went to same set of officers. Mine was sent on 10 Jan and delivered on 12 Jan and still credit card not charged yet.
 

syphix

Star Member
Sep 23, 2013
143
40
I have sent my passport applications to Gatineau but strangely I got charged with location as 'Sask' and today I just got the certificates back from Saskatoon, SK.
I am from montreal.
Is that normal?

Sent : 23rd dec
Delivered : 30th dec
Charged : 19th (adults) and 20th Jan (kids)
Got certificates back for all : 26th Jan
 
 

Tihompra01

Star Member
Jul 28, 2015
102
30
Category........
Visa Office......
NDVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
09 April 2015
AOR Received.
15 May 2015
File Transfer...
12 June 2015
Med's Done....
Upfront
Interview........
22-08-2016
Passport Req..
22-08-2016
VISA ISSUED...
29-08-2016
LANDED..........
02-10-2016

indeedw

Newbie
Jan 12, 2022
3
2
Toronto, Canada
I want to share my current timeline for mail-in application:
- Family applications for our first Canadian passport (3 adults + 1 minor).
- Mailed out altogether in one envelope on Dec 21, 2021 from Toronto, Ontario.
- Received on Dec 23, 2021 at Gatineau, Quebec.
- Credit card charged for all applications on Jan 07, 2022.

Based on what I'm reading here, I'm expecting to get the passport by the week of Jan 23. I'll keep my fingers crossed and I'll repost when there are updates.
Quick update: Spoke with the passport office today as 21 business days have passed since the mailed-in application was received. The rep said that the processing time for my application is 25-30 business days. We calculated it together and were told new the expected delivery date is between Feb 3-10.
 

bukeluke

Hero Member
Apr 24, 2015
275
16
Category........
Visa Office......
Hong Kong
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
16-12-2014
Doc's Request.
30-09-2015
Nomination.....
n/a
AOR Received.
03-03-2015
IELTS Request
n/a
File Transfer...
11-03-2015 (SA)
Med's Request
n/a
Med's Done....
3-12-2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
n/a
VISA ISSUED...
03-11-2015
LANDED..........
20-11-2015
Damn it, did you apply regular, express or urgent?
I applied regular because in mid Oct the passport office just opened and I didn't really rush to have it.
 

syphix

Star Member
Sep 23, 2013
143
40
Quick update: Spoke with the passport office today as 21 business days have passed since the mailed-in application was received. The rep said that the processing time for my application is 25-30 business days. We calculated it together and were told new the expected delivery date is between Feb 3-10.
Have you received your certificates already or not?
 
 

Tihompra01

Star Member
Jul 28, 2015
102
30
Category........
Visa Office......
NDVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
09 April 2015
AOR Received.
15 May 2015
File Transfer...
12 June 2015
Med's Done....
Upfront
Interview........
22-08-2016
Passport Req..
22-08-2016
VISA ISSUED...
29-08-2016
LANDED..........
02-10-2016
I haven't received the certificates yet. I assumed that the certificates are sent with the passports in the same package. No?
Sometimes they come separate and sometimes in the same package along with passport. It depends upon them.