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Do I need to turn in my Canadian Passport when I renew it?

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Do I need to turn in my Canadian Passport when I renew it?

Do I need to turn in my Canadian Passport when I renew it?

Just concerned since I'd like to be able to visit the USA after I renew for a new passport. About 2 months left on the old one. Do they keep it or let me hold onto the old one when I apply? thanks
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Just tell them when you apply. They make special case for you. What I remembered, they cut up the edges and give it back to you.
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They cut the corner off mine and gave it back.
Thanks for the memories, RFD.
Good-bye.
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Hot Ice wrote:
Dec 23rd, 2012 9:37 pm
Just tell them when you apply. They make special case for you. What I remembered, they cut up the edges and give it back to you.
stealth wrote:
Dec 23rd, 2012 9:39 pm
They cut the corner off mine and gave it back.
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I am actually picking up my new passport tomorrow.
OttawaGardener wrote:
Dec 23rd, 2012 9:41 pm
Once they cut the corner, it is not valid.
Correct, they also stamp it saying cancelled.
But if you are driving to the US, you'll be fine.
I went with the cut corner and cancelled stamped on mine, they didn't ask anything and let us through very quickly.
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Thanks all; any guess how long it takes to process the passport - I'd be dropping it off in person to a passport centre.
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they cut the corner and give it back to you. Or they can destroy it for you. You definitely ain't using it again, that's for sure.
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pointbob wrote:
Dec 23rd, 2012 10:52 pm
Thanks all; any guess how long it takes to process the passport - I'd be dropping it off in person to a passport centre.
Depends how busy they are at this time of year.
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So do the rates go up on Jan 1st to $120?
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five-year ePassports next year and the 10-year books in 2013. Recommended rates are $160 for the 10-year book or $120 for the five-year passport – up from the current rate of $87.
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pointbob wrote:
Dec 24th, 2012 12:46 am
So do the rates go up on Jan 1st to $120?
Will not be till at least Q2.
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pointbob wrote:
Dec 23rd, 2012 10:52 pm
Thanks all; any guess how long it takes to process the passport - I'd be dropping it off in person to a passport centre.
About 10 processing days + 1 for Xpresspost shipping.
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pointbob wrote:
Dec 23rd, 2012 10:52 pm
Thanks all; any guess how long it takes to process the passport - I'd be dropping it off in person to a passport centre.
DJ_Peanuts22 wrote:
Dec 24th, 2012 12:08 am
Depends how busy they are at this time of year.
Kasakato wrote:
Dec 24th, 2012 1:08 am
About 10 processing days + 1 for Xpresspost shipping.
Probably in less than a week. Over the past few years, the government has made the process very efficient. In the aftermath of 9-11, the passport lineup was so painstakingly slow that the government actually did something about it. I'm quite impressed. Unfortunately, the passport office is the only part of the government that is fast. :razz:

PS: Keep in mind that it's holiday season. So it will be 2 business days longer than usual.
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