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Who can sign my passport?

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Apr 16, 2004
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Who can sign my passport?

I'm currently filling out my passport application and I need a "guarantor" to fill in the remaining information. I tried my family doctor, pharmacy, bank and all of them said NO.

So I would like to know who else is qualified as a "guarantor" because it doesn't say on the application form.

I really can't beleive something simple like this can give me so much trouble. Wasted so much of my time
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Eligible persons

* Chiropractor
* Judge, magistrate
* Lawyer
* Mayor
* Medical doctor or dentist
* Minister of religion authorized under provincial law to perform marriages
* Notary public
* Optometrist
* Person occupying a senior administrative position in a community college (includes CEGEP)
* Pharmacist
* Police officer (municipal, provincial or RCMP)
* Postmaster
* Principal of a primary or secondary school
* Professional accountant (member of APA, CA, CGA, CMA, PA, RPA)
* Professional engineer (P.Eng., Eng. in Quebec)
* Senior administrator or teacher in a university
* Veterinarian


http://www.ppt.gc.ca/passports/get_guar ... asp#CANADA
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why did your doctor say no?
insert witty comment
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manixc wrote:why did your doctor say no?
I know some doctors require a $20 fee for something like that. Maybe he wanted money?
hokay soh :D
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Your doctor shouldn't be charging you any cash to sign this form (it should be written right on the form).

If you really can't get anyone to sign it for you that has known you for more than 2 years, then you can fill out another form that's something like "in lieu of a guarantor", which I believe you can also get from the passport office.
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manixc wrote:why did your doctor say no?
Based on his 'rejected' list above, I'd hazard to guess that he didn't meet the 'known for 2 years' rule.
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I don't know why he said no but I"m guessing he doesn't want anybody calling him to confirm.

Or maybe he's afraid I might fly to another country to plant a bomb and afterward have the police question him.... Joking

I know there's a fee to it but that's not the reason as he said, "We don't sign passports"
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HighFlyer wrote:Based on his 'rejected' list above, I'd hazard to guess that he didn't meet the 'known for 2 years' rule.
I've known this doctor for 10 years
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Shadow_alucard wrote:I've known this doctor for 10 years
I wonder it is because you were not sick enough. :)

Anyway, do you have any relative who is CA? Are you working? Probably, somebody in your accounting department can help you out.
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gman wrote: Anyway, do you have any relative who is CA?

unfortunately no
gman wrote: Are you working?
no.... I'm a first year university student but I do have a part-time job

Can I get my prof to sign it even though I have only knew her for a few months?
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Well, you can use the bottom of the page .
Declaration in lieu of guarantor

If you have not known an eligible guarantor for at least two years, complete form PPT 132 "Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor" available from any passport office.
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Ok, how about your dentist? previous school principal?
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HighFlyer wrote:Ok, how about your dentist? previous school principal?
I have not tried my dentist but I only go to him when I need to clean my teeth so that's about only 2 or 3 times a year. I'm not sure if he is willing to go through all the trouble for just 10 or 20 dollars. It seems like everyone is trying to avoid it. As for the principal, I don't know him personally so I'm pretty sure he won't sign it.
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do you go to church, your pastor can do it if they are able to perform marriages
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Shadow_alucard wrote:I've known this doctor for 10 years
That is stupid, I would get another doctor. He is obviously not looking out for your better interest.

I would sign it for you. But, I don't know you.
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