Guarantor Requirement for Canada Passport

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Well, to apply for the Canadian passport, a guarantor is a must. Without a guarantor, it will be a bit hard for you to apply for your passport. Here, we are going to discuss the guarantors, which you need for your passport and everything that comes with it.

Who can be a guarantor on a canada passport application?

Here we are going to provide you with a list of the basic requirements that a guarantor must abide by.

The guarantor must be complete their duty, and free of charge that comprises of:

  • The ‘Declaration of Guarantor’ section must be signed and completed by your guarantor.
  • The guarantor must write “I certify this to be a true likeness of (name of the applicant)” on the back of any photos, which you have clicked for the sake of your passport application.
  • The guarantor must also sign and date all the photocopies of each and every document of yours to validate your identity.
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For the regular passport (Blue) in Canada

There are some basic guarantor requirements if you are applying for a regular passport in Canada. Here is the list of basic guarantor requirements.

  1. The guarantor must know you for at least the last two years.
  • If you are applying on behalf of your child, the guarantor must know you and your child for a minimum of the last two years.
  1. The guarantor must be available whenever the authority needs to talk with the guarantor.
  2. He or she must be a citizen of Canada with the age of 18 years or more.
  3. The guarantor has to provide the authority with the information of their passport.
  4. When the guarantor has applied for their own passport, he or she must have been the age of 16 or more.
  5. They must have a 5-10 years Canadian passport during the time when you are submitting your application.
  • The passport must not be expired for more than one year.
  • Also, the passport must be valid and it shouldn’t be expired, damaged, inaccessible, suspended or revoked, reported lost or stolen, found and returned, been destroyed by the authority and requested to be returned.

In case of a child, if you are applying on behalf of your child and you are the parent or legal guardian of that child, you cannot be the guarantor. But, the other parent who is not submitting the application on behalf of your child can sign as a guarantor, if he or she can meet the requirements.

In the case of applying for the regular passport (Blue), if you are residing outside Canada

Family members or anyone living in the same address of yours can be signed as guarantor as long as they are meeting all the basic guarantor requirements.

Also, you can choose a guarantor who is involved in an occupation. For that, they have to meet certain criteria, which are:

  1. The profession of the guarantor is licensed or registered with the appropriate local authority.
  2. The guarantor must be working on that field currently.
  3. The guarantor must be involved with any of the following professions:
  • Judge
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist
  • Veterinarian
  • Police officer
  • Notary public
  • Lawyer/Notary
  • Medical doctor
  • Dean or head of a college or university
  • Signing officer of a bank or trust company or any financial institution that offer all the bank related services like cash withdrawals, savings or deposits.

If military personnel applying for a regular passport (Blue)

If you are one of the Regular Force Personnel, a Regular Military Force officer can sign as your guarantor and they have to know you for at least last two years or more.  The list of the officers who can sign as a guarantor is:

  • NDHQ Directors
  • Base Commanders
  • Commanding officers
  • NDHQ Career managers
  • NDHQ Director Generals
  • Personnel Administrative officer
  • Any other commissioned officer

If you are military personnel, then only the military police can serve you as a guarantor. Also, they must know you for more than two years.

What if you don’t find a guarantor for Canada Passport application?

If the situation arises that, you are not getting any guarantor who knows you for than two years or not meeting the basic guarantor requirements, then you can opt for PPTC 132 (Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor) and you can get a guarantor from the passport office or telephone.

You must go through the form and declare and after that make it signed by a:

  • A person who is authorized by the law so that he or she can administer a solemn declaration or oath.
  • Those who are signing outside the land of Canada, the Statutory Declaration in Lieu of guarantor that must comprises of Canadian or British Diplomatic or Consular representatives or qualified local officials like the member of parliament or civil servants.

Who can be a guarantor on a Canada passport application?

Here we are going to provide you with a list of the basic requirements that a guarantor must abide by. The guarantor must be complete their duty, and free of charge that comprises of:

  • The ‘Declaration of Guarantor’ section must be signed and completed by your guarantor.
  • The guarantor must write “I certify this to be a true likeness of (name of the applicant)” on the back of any photos, which you have clicked for the sake of your passport application.
  • The guarantor must also sign and date all the photocopies of each and every document of yours to validate your identity.

What if you don’t find a guarantor for Canada Passport application?

If the situation arises that, you are not getting any guarantor who knows you for than two years or not meeting the basic guarantor requirements, then you can opt for PPTC 132 (Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor) and you can get a guarantor from the passport office or telephone. You must go through the form and declare and after that make it signed by a:

  • A person who is authorized by the law so that he or she can administer a solemn declaration or oath.
  • Those who are signing outside the land of Canada, the Statutory Declaration in Lieu of guarantor that must comprise of Canadian or British Diplomatic or Consular representatives or qualified local officials like the member of parliament or civil servants.