Passports

The following information is based on Canadian citizenship only (other nationalities will need to review the passport criteria associated with their home country):

  • Passports are required for any international travel.
  • Apply as soon as possible as wait times vary and unknown delays could surface.
  • Application forms are available:
    - Online;
    - From any post office or travel agency; or
    - From the Passport Office: TD Place, Suite 702, 140 Water Street, St. John's.
  • For processing times, please visit: http://www.ppt.gc.ca/support/faq.aspx?lang=eng&id=q2401. For a fee, you can arrange for emergency processing by visiting the Passport Canada Office in person.
  • Passports must have at least 6 months validity left after the intended return date to Canada.
  • Make 3 copies of passport before leaving home:
    - Leave one at home;
    - Bring one with you but keep separate from your passport; and
    - Leave the third with a person of trust such as the Co-operative Education Services Coordinator located in the University Centre, 4th Floor, UC4000. You can reach them at 709-864-2419 or cesc@mun.ca.
  • If your passport becomes lost or stolen:
    - Report the loss or stolen passport immediately to the local police and to the nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate.
    - The photocopied passport should be enough to convince the Canadian Embassy or consulate of your citizenship in order to obtain a replacement.

For more information about Canadian passports, please visit Passport Canada's official website at http://www.ppt.gc.ca/.

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