Supporting Documents For Passport Applications

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If you are planning to travel abroad and require a Canadian Passport you must submit a complete application with standardized passport photo. To confirm your identity in relation to your application, a qualified guarantor must sign your documents. If you do not have access to a qualified guarantor, any top Edmonton law office can commission a Statutory Declaration in Lieu of a Guarantor.

If you do have access to a Guarantor, the Government of Canada requires the following qualifications:

Guarantor requirements for applications made inside Canada or the US:

  • The guarantor must hold a five-year Canadian passport that is valid or has been expired for no more than one year, on the day you submit your application.
  • In the case of a Passport Application for an Adult, then the guarantor should have known you personally for at least two (2) years, or in the case of a Passport Application for a Child, have known the parent or legal guardian personally for at least two (2) years and have knowledge of the child.
  • The guarantor must be a Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older.
  • The guarantor should have been 16 years of age or older when he or she applied for his or her own passport.

Guarantor requirements for applications made outside Canada or the US:

  • The guarantor should have known you personally for at least two (2) years or in the case of a child, the guarantor must have known the parent or legal guardian personally for at least two (2) years and have knowledge of the child.
  • The guarantor should be living within the jurisdiction of the passport issuing office and be accessible for verification.
  • The guarantor should be one of the following: Dentist, Judge, Practicing lawyer, Magistrate, Mayor, Medical doctor, Notary public, Police officer, or a Signing officer of a bank.
  • The guarantor must be able to confirm your identity

Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor

If you do not have access to a qualified Guarantor, contact the best Edmonton lawyer for Canadian Passport Applications and book an appointment to meet with their legal staff in order to draft a Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor. This is a straightforward process that involves a lawyer who can verify your identity and sign a declaration that the information included within your passport application is authentic. Before arriving for such an appointment, it is important that you have following items prepared for verification:

  1. The Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor form (Form PPT 132) is not included in the standard passport application and must be obtained from the passport office directly.
  2. Photographs: As the federal government requires that you have your photographs verified for your passport application, a notary public or commissioner for taking affidavits may certify your photographs in case you do not have a guarantor.
  3. Documents confirming identity: In order to support your identity, you are also required to submit certain documents that are either originals or certified copies. If you do not have a guarantor, a notary public and commissioner for taking affidavits, may certify your copies.

Contact the best Edmonton lawyers if you require assistance with your passport application

Applying for a passport can be a rushed and stressful experience. The best Edmonton lawyers have the experience and resources to assist you swiftly with your passport application, ensuring your documents are complete and verified for your application.

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Edmonton Notary Lawyer
McGlashan & Mackinnon – Edmonton Notary Lawyers
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Brian McGlashan, co-founder of McGlashan and Mackinnon was called to the Alberta Bar in 1995. Brian has appeared in all levels of Alberta Courts. Brian practices estate law and notary services in Edmonton.