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Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

yasir22

Hero Member
Jun 5, 2014
713
175
ontario
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
21-05-2014
Doc's Request.
29-04-2015
File Transfer...
SA on 30-07-2014
Med's Request
19-05-2015
Med's Done....
upfront med.: 7-04-2014 and re-med.: 21-05-2015
Interview........
Waived !!
Passport Req..
DM on 2-06-2015, PPR on 05-06-2015
VISA ISSUED...
Visa issued: 02-07-2015, Received: 07-07-2015
LANDED..........
January 2016

yasir22

Hero Member
Jun 5, 2014
713
175
ontario
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
21-05-2014
Doc's Request.
29-04-2015
File Transfer...
SA on 30-07-2014
Med's Request
19-05-2015
Med's Done....
upfront med.: 7-04-2014 and re-med.: 21-05-2015
Interview........
Waived !!
Passport Req..
DM on 2-06-2015, PPR on 05-06-2015
VISA ISSUED...
Visa issued: 02-07-2015, Received: 07-07-2015
LANDED..........
January 2016
Hi yasir22! What office did you walk in? Passport office or Service Canada? And may I know the address? Thank you!
Kitchener. Passport office. Their address is:
40 Weber Street East, Mezzanine Level
Kitchener, Ontario
 

yasir22

Hero Member
Jun 5, 2014
713
175
ontario
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
21-05-2014
Doc's Request.
29-04-2015
File Transfer...
SA on 30-07-2014
Med's Request
19-05-2015
Med's Done....
upfront med.: 7-04-2014 and re-med.: 21-05-2015
Interview........
Waived !!
Passport Req..
DM on 2-06-2015, PPR on 05-06-2015
VISA ISSUED...
Visa issued: 02-07-2015, Received: 07-07-2015
LANDED..........
January 2016
LOL. That's weird but congrats! I guess in-person applications are the way to go! Mail-in applications are taking too long at this time.
Thank ! At time of application they told me that passport will be shipped on 26 August. That's a pleasant surprise that I received it 8 days earlier
 

Tony98

Full Member
Sep 25, 2018
29
18
Can one visit any service Ontario? Or does it have to be in your city or closest one to you?
I don't think location is a problem. You can even apply in different province. But I'd like to know which office in GTA is opening. Kitchener is a little bit far for me.
Oh no. You can't go to Service Ontario to apply a passport. You need to go to passport office or Service Canada.
 

nicolass

Star Member
Dec 1, 2016
63
32
I don't think location is a problem. You can even apply in different province. But I'd like to know which office in GTA is opening. Kitchener is a little bit far for me.
Oh no. You can't go to Service Ontario to apply a passport. You need to go to passport office or Service Canada.
Oh yeah. Thanks for the correction!
 

rajkamalmohanram

VIP Member
Apr 29, 2015
15,657
5,331
Hi thank you. Could one apply normal application in-person?
I think so but only in some offices I guess. There were 2 reports of applicants who walked-in to Mississauga PP office and they were both turned back telling them they'll have to apply by mail. However, there was one applicant who walked into Mississauga Service Canada and was permitted to submit an in-person application with normal processing times.
 
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arandomperson

Newbie
May 10, 2021
8
2
Applied passport in person and got it within 3 business days. (normal processing and was told it might take 10 business days)
Are you able to select the office/location of where to apply for in person? I live downtown but don't drive, so if it's far away, i wouldn't be able to do it.
 

prao2511

Star Member
May 3, 2019
52
36
I walked into Scarborough Passport office. They turned me out saying they take only emergency appointments. So asked me to mail the application.
After that i had to mail the application
 
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arandomperson

Newbie
May 10, 2021
8
2
I walked into Scarborough Passport office. They turned me out saying they take only emergency appointments. So asked me to mail the application.
After that i had to mail the application
Did you do a random walk in, or did you book an in person appointment using the govt. website?
 

prao2511

Star Member
May 3, 2019
52
36
Did you do a random walk in, or did you book an in person appointment using the govt. website?
When i called to book appointment they gave me an appointment date for Sept 10th and thats even only if i am travelling in 25 days. Which is too long. They told some places accepts walkin. But not guaranteed.