Are you using the right passport application?
You could be eligible to apply through simplified renewal if:
- you were at least 16 when you applied for your previous passport;
- your name on the new application is the same as on page 2 of the previous passport; and
- you can submit your previous Canadian passport that:
o was/is valid for 5 or 10 years;
o is not damaged;
o was never reported lost or stolen; and
o is still valid or expired for no more than one year.
See the steps to apply at: http://www.pptc.gc.ca/info/index.aspx?lang=eng
If your address or emergency contact changes, cross out what is there and write the new information in the space above. Do not use correction fluid.
If there isn’t enough space on page 4, write your new address on a separate piece of paper and insert it into the passport or travel document.
Recently married? If you have changed your name on other identification documents, you should obtain a new passport in this same name.
When you apply for a passport in a new name, you must include ID in your new name and your marriage certificate with the application. For more information: http://passport.gc.ca/info/section1.aspx?lang=eng