Canadian in the United States
Submit an application by mail
Government of Canada offices in the United States do not provide regular passport services. Applications sent by mail must be sent to our Gatineau office in Canada.
Using a certified courier or traceable mail service can reduce the delivery time of your application and help protect your documents.
By mailPassport Canada
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Gatineau QC K1A 0G3
By courierPassport Canada
22 de Varennes Street
Gatineau QC J8T 8R1
If you require a passport in exceptional emergency circumstances, contact the nearest Government of Canada office.
You may submit an application in person or have it submitted on your behalf by an acceptable third party at a passport service location in Canada. You must be 16 years of age or older to submit an application in person.
Delivery of your passport
Applications submitted by mail or courier: The passport will be sent to your address in the US by private courier service from Passport Canada in Gatineau, Quebec.
Applications submitted in Canada: If you submit the application in Canada by mail or at a passport service location, it will be delivered to your address in the US by private courier service.
Applications submitted in person at a Passport Canada office: When you apply at a Passport Canada office, you may select either to have the passport delivered to your address in the US by private courier service OR to pick up the passport at the same Passport Canada office (extra fees apply). You must choose pick-up or delivery at the time of submission. A third party cannot pick up the passport on your behalf.
- Picking up a child’s passport: If you are picking up the passport in person, the child must be present. An acceptable third party can pick up the child’s passport in place of the applicant (the person applying on behalf of the child) if written authorization from the applicant is provided. However, the child must still be present.
Make sure your application includes all of the following:
An official translation in English or French must be provided with any documents that are written in another language.