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Getting Your First Canadian Passport After Your Citizenship Oath Ceremony

Taking the oath to become a Canadian is an exciting moment. After applying, waiting, and studying and passing the test, the oath ceremony before a citizenship judge or presiding official allows you to become a full citizen of Canada, with all the rights and duties therein. One of the rights of becoming a Canadian is …

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Passport Processing Simplified For Canadians Living And Working Abroad

New rules for passport processing give Canadians applying for passports while abroad more options to establish their identity. The passport process requires the applicant to have a “guarantor,” someone who guarantees they are who they say they are. The new rules allow any adult with a valid or recently expired (within one year) Canadian passport …

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What Is an E-passport?

On October 25, 2013, in the midst of Citizenship Week, the Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, delivered the 1,000,000 ePassport personally making a major milestone for the relatively new program. An ePassport is not that much different from any other passport used by Canada in the past. It is still used as an identification …

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What is a Guarantor

Guarantors are people who are able to affirm that you are who you say you are when applying for a Canadian Passport. A guarantor’s signature is necessary to get a passport. Guarantors must sign a document called the Declaration of Guarantor. This form is included in the passport application package. They must also sign to …

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CIC News Update: Improved Passport Services

Canadian passports will now be administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) instead of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced on May 8, 2013. This change is in-line with other governmental reforms designed to make immigration benefits more convenient and efficient. “As Citizenship and Immigration …

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