Help Centre

<  Frequently asked questions home

Question

If I pay an additional fee, can I speed up the issuing process of my passport?

Answer

Yes. you must apply in person at a Passport Canada office to request expedited service as follows:

  • Pick-up service: 10 business days (additional fee of $20)
  • Express service: 2 to 9 business days (additional fee of $50)
  • Urgent service: within 24 hours (additional fee of $110)

Proof of travel is required for urgent service; it may also be requested for express service. Some examples of proof of travel are: an airline, bus or train ticket; a travel itinerary showing proof of payment; or a written statement, if travelling by car (acceptance is at the discretion of the passport officer).

If you plan to travel within the next 20 business days, please apply in person at a Passport Canada office.

Canadians outside Canada requiring urgent travel services must contact the nearest Canadian government office abroad.