Wow - if this isn’t some bull$hitHi everyone, I was able to get through the phone line today and transfer an in-progress application to the North York, Ontario location. Travel date is June 19, 2022. Lady on the phone said it should be ready for Friday, June 17, but no guarantees. She confirmed that all the documents and photos have been scanned. She was unclear about the process and timeline, but here is what I gathered. It was confusing tbh.
1) Someone from the North York office will call and request me to send them my proof of travel - not sure if she said fax or email
2) Someone from the North York office will call again and ask for my credit card info to charge me for the additional Urgent or Express pick-up fee
3) In the same call they will tell me the date and time the passport will be ready
She mentioned that it is possible that no one will call me and that the file transfer may not be accepted. She also mentioned not to bother to visit the office in person if I don't get a phone call. Does that all sound correct? What if I miss their calls while I am at work? Can you call them back or do they call from a Blocked number? I am really getting anxious here. I thought the the file transfer was a more of a sure thing, but it sounds like it's also a crap-shoot
you need actual proof to do that (within 46 day)I got my Passport ! It only took 2 weeks by service Canada. Had to show proof that I’m travelling on June 14th, 2022. For my fellow Vancouverites go to Richmond instead. They are fast!
You don't need a passport to book a ticket. Those details can be completed later, before travel, or at airport check-in.Hi everyone.
Can anyone answer the following questions?
1. Passport office is requesting proof of travel in order to process your passport application.
I think passport office will not process your passport application if you do not provide them proof of travel.
How can I provide proof of travel if I do not have a passport?
How can I book an airplane ticket without a passport?
Is it possible to book an airplane ticket without passport?
2. What is the normal processing time for passport application? If I do not have proof of travel.
3. My passport application was received on April 5,2022. And cc charged on May 5,2022.
Called today under review.
It's normal. I sent my application to Gatineau on May 4th and I just called today to update something. The agent said my application was transferred to the Surrey office. She explained that they're transferring files to offices that have more capacity when they canHi ,
I had sent my passport application to Gatineau ON for processing on April 10th .When I looked at the credit card statement for May I noticed that the passport fees has been deducted under the payer “Passport Services Surrey BC “.
Today My Guarantor also got call from the same office.
Is anyone else in the same boat ? Is it normal to transfer the file to different processing centres ?
Anybody who applied before March 25th still waiting?
This gives me some hope, my timeline is very similar:Just update again：
Sent：Mar 18 (4 applications in total)
Received: Mar 21
CC charged: 2 adults April 13, 1 child April 14, 1 child May 5
My younger son’s renewal passport May 30, my older son’s first passport is received today June 6, 2 parents’ are still waiting, but I can see hope there!
Hi,Just called at 8:30 in the morning to passport canada, Was 340th person on hold despite calling the moment the phone lines opened up. Was on hold for about 2 hours. Finally got in contact with an agent, told me to that passport will probably be sent out by the end of the month. Unprecident amount of applications were sent in March and april. Ask to call back June 23 to get file transferred to local Passport office for express service if not received by then. From the looks of other posts, Im anxious that even with express service, my passport wont be done within 2 weeks. Praying for the best, as mine is only a renewal rather than applying for a new passport.
April 17: Mailed renewal form to Gatineau
April 19: Recieved
May 19: CC charged
Status: under review
Planned trip: July 13