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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.

  • April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021- 363,000 passports
  • April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 – 1,273,000 passports issued

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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:

  • When seeking a status update on a submitted application, applicants should wait 20 business days before contacting the Passport Program and 10 business days if they have applied in person.
  • Status request can be submitted online at
  • Due to high volume, status requests are usually processed within 3 business days.
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Passport Canada Inquiry Form

Our office is available by appointment only.

Our office can inquire on your behalf if the request is urgent and you have an upcoming travel date within 20 business days.

Step 1 of 2 - Your Information

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