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Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

jwmcgill

Full Member
Jul 1, 2014
22
5
Category........
Visa Office......
CPC Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
17 May 2016
AOR Received.
17 May 2016
Passport Req..
19 Oct 2016
VISA ISSUED...
4 NOV 2016
LANDED..........
6 NOV 2016
Thanks, @Moe2010. I will look into submitting a request soon.

Updates on my timeline:
- Application Sent: Sept 08, 2020
- Application Delivered: Sep 09, 2020
- Funds ($160) deducted from my credit card by PassportCanada - Sept 29, 2020
- From (location): Montreal, QC
 

Moe2010

Star Member
Feb 7, 2010
195
15
Category........
Visa Office......
LVO
NOC Code......
2171
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
May 2014
Doc's Request.
Feb 2015
Nomination.....
NA
AOR Received.
Sep 2014
IELTS Request
Sent with application
Med's Request
Feb 2015
Med's Done....
March 2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
April 2015
Thanks, @Moe2010. I will look into submitting a request soon.

Updates on my timeline:
- Application Sent: Sept 08, 2020
- Application Delivered: Sep 09, 2020
- Funds ($160) deducted from my credit card by PassportCanada - Sept 29, 2020
- From (location): Montreal, QC
Great to hear that there is some progress on your application. Iam sure if you call them requesting urgent mailing, they will be understanding.
 

popeye15

Star Member
Jan 2, 2012
52
3
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Hello Everyone,
Has anyone applied for a passport as a family? Can I place the family application in one package or is it one package per family member?
Thanks in advance
 

jwmcgill

Full Member
Jul 1, 2014
22
5
Category........
Visa Office......
CPC Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
17 May 2016
AOR Received.
17 May 2016
Passport Req..
19 Oct 2016
VISA ISSUED...
4 NOV 2016
LANDED..........
6 NOV 2016
Updates on my timeline:
- Application Sent: Sept 08, 2020
- Application Delivered: Sep 09, 2020
- Funds ($160) deducted from my credit card by PassportCanada - Sept 29, 2020
- Received Citizenship Certificate in mail today - Oct 02
- From (location): Montreal, QC

Talked to agent over phone. My application currently being processed in Calgary AB passport center (which is odd) and he was ready to transfer my application to local office in Montreal region where it can be processed as urgent. I will need to take supporting documents such as travel itinerary, air ticket and a letter from office. But I haven't made my mind yet about travel given red-zone alerts and new travel restrictions imposed by QC government just yesterday. I may just stay put for now and let things play out on its own.
 

hardnut

Hero Member
Aug 23, 2018
325
41
Brampton, ON
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
New Delhi, IND
App. Filed.......
11-2010
VISA ISSUED...
07-2011
LANDED..........
10-2011
Hi, Can someone tell me ; For sending Passport application, which is quicker?;
CanadaPost( xpress) or Private courier ( Fedex, DHL etc)?
thanks
 

Moe2010

Star Member
Feb 7, 2010
195
15
Category........
Visa Office......
LVO
NOC Code......
2171
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
May 2014
Doc's Request.
Feb 2015
Nomination.....
NA
AOR Received.
Sep 2014
IELTS Request
Sent with application
Med's Request
Feb 2015
Med's Done....
March 2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
April 2015
Updates on my timeline:
- Application Sent: Sept 08, 2020
- Application Delivered: Sep 09, 2020
- Funds ($160) deducted from my credit card by PassportCanada - Sept 29, 2020
- Received Citizenship Certificate in mail today - Oct 02
- From (location): Montreal, QC

Talked to agent over phone. My application currently being processed in Calgary AB passport center (which is odd) and he was ready to transfer my application to local office in Montreal region where it can be processed as urgent. I will need to take supporting documents such as travel itinerary, air ticket and a letter from office. But I haven't made my mind yet about travel given red-zone alerts and new travel restrictions imposed by QC government just yesterday. I may just stay put for now and let things play out on its own.
All the best. this makes sense. It's very ironic how much things are changing everyday - it hard to plan ahead even for a week!
 

Moe2010

Star Member
Feb 7, 2010
195
15
Category........
Visa Office......
LVO
NOC Code......
2171
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
May 2014
Doc's Request.
Feb 2015
Nomination.....
NA
AOR Received.
Sep 2014
IELTS Request
Sent with application
Med's Request
Feb 2015
Med's Done....
March 2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
April 2015
Hi, Can someone tell me ; For sending Passport application, which is quicker?;
CanadaPost( xpress) or Private courier ( Fedex, DHL etc)?
thanks
I used CanadaPost - paid i think 13$ and the application was delivered the next day. The only thing i had missing was that i didnt get the name of who received it - i think i should have gone with DHL if i wanted this - but i dont think its a big deal.
 

lulykibuly

Star Member
Dec 28, 2016
185
27
Quick update:

Sept 11: sent PP application by mail to Gatineau
Sep 13: delivered to PP office
Oct 2: received certificate by mail (tracking #) and PP app approved
Waiting for PP now...
 
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hardnut

Hero Member
Aug 23, 2018
325
41
Brampton, ON
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
New Delhi, IND
App. Filed.......
11-2010
VISA ISSUED...
07-2011
LANDED..........
10-2011
I used CanadaPost - paid i think 13$ and the application was delivered the next day. The only thing i had missing was that i didnt get the name of who received it - i think i should have gone with DHL if i wanted this - but i dont think its a big deal.
thanks. So the mailing address using CanadaPost xpresspost is the one provided for the mail and not for the courier correct?
Asking because xpresspost is like a courier.
 

Glory@2019

Star Member
Aug 29, 2019
60
8
Please how do you get a tracking number for your citizenship certificate when you send in passport application.
 

s23srinivas

Hero Member
Jul 27, 2015
392
123
Please how do you get a tracking number for your citizenship certificate when you send in passport application.
You can call them after 10-15 days of them receiving your passport application to know the status and ask for it.
Otherwise they send an email once it is mailed back to you.
 

s23srinivas

Hero Member
Jul 27, 2015
392
123
thanks. So the mailing address using CanadaPost xpresspost is the one provided for the mail and not for the courier correct?
Asking because xpresspost is like a courier.
You are right. The address for using CanadaPost xpresspost is
Passport Program
Gatineau QC K1A 0G3

The tracking will show it as delivered to Ottawa as it is the receiving facility.

Cheers!
 

Moe2010

Star Member
Feb 7, 2010
195
15
Category........
Visa Office......
LVO
NOC Code......
2171
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
May 2014
Doc's Request.
Feb 2015
Nomination.....
NA
AOR Received.
Sep 2014
IELTS Request
Sent with application
Med's Request
Feb 2015
Med's Done....
March 2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
April 2015
You are right. The address for using CanadaPost xpresspost is
Passport Program
Gatineau QC K1A 0G3

The tracking will show it as delivered to Ottawa as it is the receiving facility.

Cheers!
Yes this is the address i used last week.
 

hardnut

Hero Member
Aug 23, 2018
325
41
Brampton, ON
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
New Delhi, IND
App. Filed.......
11-2010
VISA ISSUED...
07-2011
LANDED..........
10-2011
Application Sent: AUG 25 2020
- Application Delivered: AUG 26, 2020
- Passport Printed:SEPT 18
- Passport Tracking Details received:SEPT 21
- Passport Received:SEPT23
- Citizenship Certificate tracking details received:SEPT 16
- Citizenship Certificate Received:SEPT 18
Hello,
Few pertinent qs please
1 . They send you the tracking details over the email you mention in the application?
2. Before they send you the tracking details, you can only get the "received appl." status
thru your courier. Correct?
3. How do you get back your new passport and certificate ; hand delivered by Canada Post or
placed in your mailbox?
thanks