With the easing of restrictions and the resumption of travel due to COVID-19, Service Canada has experienced an increase in passport applications across the country. In the first two years of the pandemic, only 20% of normal passport volume was received. Since April 1, 2022, over 542,000 applications were received. As a result, Service Canada is experiencing increased passport processing times and is prioritizing those travelling imminently.
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As Passport services are under extreme pressure, our office is able to inquire with the department if you have submitted an application and are 20 business days away from your travel date.
Checking the status of your application:
Passport Canada Inquiry Form
Our office can inquire on your behalf if the request is urgent and you have an upcoming travel date within 20 business days.