Most of the times, the authority delivers the passport within a certain period of time. The processing time depends on the process, how you are applying for the passport or you have asked for the urgent or express service. Let us discuss about some of the facts about the processing time of the passports.
What are the basic facts of processing time for Canada Passport Service?
Here is the list of basic facts:
- Your processing time will start once you have submitted your application form and all the supporting documents.
- The time will be applied if you have submitted your application properly.
- The mailing time will not be included in the processing time.
There are some few cases which may take a bit more of the processing time like:
- Security Checks
- Citizenship checks
What is the processing time for the passport applications, which are submitted in Canada?
- It will take 10 business days if you can travel the passport office in person.
- If you opt for the Service Canada Receiving agent, in person, it will take 20 business days.
- It will need 20 business days, if you send your application by mail.
Here also, the mailing time is not included.
Urgent and express service provided by the passport
To get the urgent and express service, you have to go to the urgent and express service in person. But, keep one thing in mind that you will not get this service in all the locations. For that reason, you have to check the service location map where you will find the offices, offering you with this service.
While you are opting for the urgent passport service, you must show your proof of travel and for the express service also, you have to show the travel proof. For this, you have to pay additional fees.
Processing time for the urgent and express service canada passport:
- Urgent pickup service- You will get it within the end of the next business day.
Express pick up- Within 2 to 9 business days.
Processing time for the applications, which are submitted in United States
If you are residing in USA, you can either submit your passport application either by mail or by coming to Canada and submitting it to the passport office or Service Canada Receiving agent service location. The mailed applications from the United States will take 20 business days, excluding the mailing time. All those passports are printed in Canada.
The mailing time depends on the regions and for that reason, you must calculate the additional time, whenever you are applying for the passport.
In case, if you are in the need of an urgent passport due to some situations like illness or death, you can get in touch with the nearest Government in Canada office abroad. You have to pay additional fees for that.
Processing time for the applications, which are submitted outside Canada
If you are residing outside Canada, then you can submit your application by mailing to the Government of Canada office abroad or you can visit that office in person as well. Also, you can come down to Canada and submit your application form by visiting the passport office in person.
If you are applying from the outside of Canada, you have to wait for 20 business days to get your Canadian passport. Here also, the mailing time is excluded, and all the passports are printed in Canada.
The region, where you are staying will decide the mailing time and you must be prepared for that. To get the authentic information about your processing time, you can contact the nearest Government of Canada office abroad.
In case of emergencies and urgencies like illness or death, you have to contact the nearest Government of Canada office abroad and have to pay some additional fees.