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question re: applying for a new Canadian passport

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question re: applying for a new Canadian passport

My old passport has been expired for more than 12 months, so I must apply for a new passport rather than a renewal.

I have everything filled in my application, other than the part asking about previous travel documents:

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Even though my passport is no longer valid, do I still fill in 'YES'?
Am I still required to send them my original expired passport for documentation?

Also, is an Ontario Health Card a valid ID to use as documentation to support my identity?

Their list includes:
military ID
driver's license that is issued by a province or territory or the equivalent abroad
Certificate of Indian Status
Canadian passport
foreign passport that meets the requirements
non-driver's license issued by a province or territory
ID card issued by the federal, provincial or territorial government
employee identification issued by the federal, provincial or territorial government

It falls under the bolded category right?
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Question 1
Even though my passport is no longer valid, do I still fill in 'YES'?

Answer = YES

Question 2
Am I still required to send them my original expired passport for documentation?

Answer = NO

Although you can send it in if you like as one of Proofs of Identity
As per the list you quoted for your 3rd Question
If you do that
Then you’d also check the box on whether you wish to have it returned to you
(They punch a hole in it ... to show it’s no longer a valid Cdn Passport)
Or if you don’t tick that box... they’ll keep it and destroy it

Question 3
Also, is an Ontario Health Card a valid ID to use as documentation to support my identity

Answer = YES

It’s Govt ID issued by the Province of Ontario
It shows both your DOB and a photo of you

* Previously issued Cdn Passports are one of the most secure documents that the Cdn Govt looks to when reissuing a NEW Passport
Sending in one as part of your proof of identity pkg, could definitely speed up Renewal / New Passport processing times
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awesome. thanks for the info!
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Looks like my health card might not be accepted as a supporting document for identification because it doesn't provide my gender
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leonheartx wrote:
Aug 14th, 2018 4:58 am
Looks like my health card might not be accepted as a supporting document for identification because it doesn't provide my gender
Bonjour leonheartx,

Did you know that from June 13 2016, the sex designation is no longer displayed on the Ontario health card?

Due to this, Ontario health cards can’t be used to obtain passports
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talackova wrote:
Aug 14th, 2018 10:42 am
Bonjour leonheartx,

Did you know that from June 13 2016, the sex designation is no longer displayed on the Ontario health card?

Due to this, Ontario health cards can’t be used to obtain passports
That's F*-up. I assume this was one of Wynne's loser ideas?
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chimaican wrote:
Aug 14th, 2018 12:25 pm
That's F*-up. I assume this was one of Wynne's loser ideas?
Bonjour chaimaican,

Why is this F*-up? Why did you assume this was Wynne's idea and this is a loser idea?

Read https://www.womenspost.ca/ontario-appro ... documents/

“The purpose of health cards is to show that the card holder is eligible for public health care. A person’s sex is not relevant,” said Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long Term Care, in a statement. “Ensuring that all people in Ontario feel comfortable and safe is especially important in health care settings, and removing sex designation from health cards is a step towards achieving that.”
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When it comes to Gender, I am all about equality / neutrality
So the M, F, X options don’t bother me whatsoever

What IS effed up is if this means that Provincial Govt Documents, like Health Cards (or Drivers Licenses)
That show an X are no longer acceptable forms of ID for obtaining a Cdn Passport

As @talackova stated:
talackova wrote:
Aug 14th, 2018 10:42 am
Bonjour leonheartx,

Did you know that from June 13 2016, the sex designation is no longer displayed on the Ontario health card?

Due to this, Ontario health cards can’t be used to obtain passports
BECAUSE... the Govt of Canada themselves have said they are going to the M, F, X choice for Cdn Passports
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-re ... e-sex.html
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OP, if you want to double check, go to a Service Canada office, the clerks there are used to check your form if anything is missing or wrong. You can leave them your form, and they'll send it to the passport office for you. They are not passport agents though.
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PointsHubby wrote:
Aug 14th, 2018 5:53 pm
What IS effed up is if this means that Provincial Govt Documents, like Health Cards (or Drivers Licenses)
That show an X are no longer acceptable forms of ID for obtaining a Cdn Passport
Bonjour PointsHubby,

The health cards that do not show sex designation can be still be used.
It can be used in combination with one of the following documents:
  • other valid ID displaying sex designation;
  • the transaction record (receipt), also known as a temporary card, of the new Ontario health card or Ontario photo card.
People who don't have the receipt for their health card can obtain a copy from ServiceOntario.

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