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djskynet wrote: As a data point, I have applied 21 business days ago. So far nothing and credit card not charged as yet.
Update: credit card was just charged, more than 5 weeks after the application was received.
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djskynet wrote: Update: credit card was just charged, more than 5 weeks after the application was received.
That means your passport is officially “in the works”

5 weeks isn’t far off the estimate that I heard about from Civil Servants who know the workings at Passport Canada and what the backlog was like

Mail service these days (for new send ins) is running more than 30 Days, but less than 60 Days (8+ weeks) on average
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Update: wife and daughter sent in theirs for renewal the last week of August. Credit card charged September 14 and they arrived today.
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benjicash wrote: Update: wife and daughter sent in theirs for renewal the last week of August. Credit card charged September 14 and they arrived today.
That’s impressive!
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benjicash wrote: Update: wife and daughter sent in theirs for renewal the last week of August. Credit card charged September 14 and they arrived today.
Just out of curiosity, did you put in the application an expected travel date?
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yyz2hkg wrote: Just out of curiosity, did you put in the application an expected travel date?
Yes. Boxing Day.
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djskynet wrote: Update: credit card was just charged, more than 5 weeks after the application was received.
Passport received today.
Application received August 11
Credit card charged Sept 17
Received Sept 25

This was a first time application for a baby NOT a renewal. I heard renewals are much faster which seems to be confirmed by some posts here
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Asking For a friend.

They want to renew child passport.....

Do they still need to send the Birth Certificate in addition to the child's expired passport ??
Or just the old/expired passport is enough ?

Can anyone confirm, I tried the forms but its not clearly mentioned other than that they don't really require proof of parentage.

Thanks
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apnayloags wrote: Asking For a friend.

They want to renew child passport.....

Do they still need to send the Birth Certificate in addition to the child's expired passport ??
Or just the old/expired passport is enough ?

Can anyone confirm, I tried the forms but its not clearly mentioned other than that they don't really require proof of parentage.

Thanks
I can confirm the birth certificate is required.
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pookguy wrote: I can confirm the birth certificate is required.
Thanks for the confirm.
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Sent passport application this week and it was delivered today.

Had mailed to Gatineau however delivery status status says delivered to Ottawa.

Presume that is because Ottawa and Gatineau are same region?
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Please share timeline between mailing of applications and delivery of passports
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georvu wrote: Sent passport application this week and it was delivered today.

Had mailed to Gatineau however delivery status status says delivered to Ottawa.

Presume that is because Ottawa and Gatineau are same region?
In general ...

Cdn Govt Mail = Canada’s National Capital Region

Many Depts have offices on both sides of the river ... Quebec / Ontario Border

Mail is sometimes divvied up by postal codes etc (yours or theirs)

Passport Canada’s main office is in Ottawa (Nepean) on Meadowlands Drive @ Prince of Wales
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pookguy wrote: I can confirm the birth certificate is required.
I can also. Made that mistake and got a call advising it was required.
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georvu wrote: Sent passport application this week and it was delivered today.

Had mailed to Gatineau however delivery status status says delivered to Ottawa.

Presume that is because Ottawa and Gatineau are same region?
Federal government postal codes in the NCR all start with K1A which is assigned to Ottawa, even if the ultimate destination is in Gatineau.

Passport Canada used to do all of the mail in processing at 22 rue de Varennes on the Quebec side, not sure if they still do it there or elsewhere in the NCR.

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