A passport tends to expire overtime, and renewing a passport is not so difficult, especially when you live in a highly developed and organized society like Canada. Renewing a passport in Canada requires one to be a Canadian citizen, and your last passport must have been issued to you when you were 16 years old or above.

To renew your passport in Ottawa, you will need to follow these steps:


  1. Ensure you fulfill the renewal requirements. These are:


  • You must be 16 or above when you last applied for a Canadian passport.
  • You own a Canadian passport, which is not damaged or reported lost.
  • That passport is still valid or expired for no longer than a year ago.
  • Your name is the same as it appears in the passport.


  1. Get a print of the renewal form from the Canadian government website.


  1. Fill out the form with a black or blue pen. Section 1 contains personal information. Section 3 carries information required for those born outside of Canada.


  1. Get 2 photos made for the application.


  1. Attach your previous passport with the forms.


  1. Pay the fee for passport renewal.


  1. Place and appointment and Visit the Passport Office in Ottawa and submit your passport renewal application in person. This will speed up the process.


  1. If you wish to mail the documents, you will receive your new passport after 20 days of submission.