The processing time for Canadian passport applications submitted in Canada varies based on how you applied and whether you requested express or urgent services.
- Applications submitted in Canada
|In person at a passport office||10 business days|
|In person at a Service Canada or Canada Post receiving agent||20 business days|
|By mail||20 business days|
Processing times do not include mailing time.
- Urgent & express service submitted in person at a passport office
|Urgent pick-up||By the end of next business day|
|Express pick-up||2 to 9 days|
Processing times do not include mailing time. Not every passport office offers urgent and express services.
For more information about processing time for applying a Canadian passport, please visit: Canadian Passports’ web page (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/passport/times.asp).
A new citizen has to wait at least two business days after his/her ceremony before apply for a Canadian passport.