All Canadian passports are issued by Passport Canada, an independent government agency under the purview of the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.They are normally valid for five or ten years for persons 16 years of age and older, and five years for children under 16.As of 2012, the passport possession rate of Canada was at 67 percent.
Canada is a member of the Five Nations Passport Group, an international forum for cooperation between the passport issuing authorities in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States to "share best practices and discuss innovations related to the development of passport policies, products and practices".
The first Canadian passports were issued in 1862, following the outbreak of the American Civil War, when the United States demanded more secure identification from Canadians wishing to cross the border.
They took the form of a Letter of Request from the Governor General of Canada.
As a Canadian citizen, you need a Canadian adult passport to travel abroad or to gain re-entry into the United States.
You may already have one that is about to, or has already expired.
You may renew your passport only if your current passport is valid or expired in the last one year, you were at least 16 years of age at the time of your previous application; the name on this application form is exactly as it appears on page 2 of the current passport; it must not have replaced a lost/stolen passport, it must not be damaged.
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The Canadian passport is the passport issued to citizens of Canada.
It enables the bearer to exit and re-enter Canada; travel to and from other countries in accordance with visa requirements; facilitates the process of securing assistance from Canadian consular officials abroad, if necessary; and requests protection for the bearer while abroad.