passports

Travellers keen to get their passports in hand in time for take-off will now be able to request their mail-in applications be transferred to any of the more than 300 local Service Canada centres for processing. People line up at the passport office, Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Laval, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

In-person service for mail-in passport requests now available at 300 sites in Canada

Until now, applicants in the queue could only ask for a transfer by visiting one of 35 specialized passport sites across Canada

 

Whitney B. travelled from Vancouver to Edmonton to renew her lost passport and documented the journey on her tiktok on Saturday (June 18). (Photo/Whitney B.)

VIDEO: B.C. woman flies to Alberta to avoid lengthy wait times at passport office

Many eager travellers are getting frustrated with lengthy delays to replace or update passport

 

People line up at a Service Canada office in Montreal on Thursday, March 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Federal government now posting passport wait times online as long lineups continue

On Monday afternoon you could expect to wait 6 hours and 45 minutes in Vancouver

 

Parksville Qualicum Beach residents, like people across the country, are feeling frustrated with passport processing delays. (Pixabay photo)
Parksville Qualicum Beach residents, like people across the country, are feeling frustrated with passport processing delays. (Pixabay photo)
A notice posted April 26 alerts the public that no more walk-in clients will be taken for the day at the Service Canada Passport Services office in the The Bay Centre in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

National demand for passports leads to walk-in waits at Victoria office

Proof of booking and need are required for travel within a few weeks

A notice posted April 26 alerts the public that no more walk-in clients will be taken for the day at the Service Canada Passport Services office in the The Bay Centre in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A Canadian passport is displayed in Ottawa on July 23, 2015. Canadian officials are bracing for a potential onslaught of passport renewals now that the border between Canada and the U.S. is poised to reopen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Government bracing for surge in passport renewals

Passport services have been available through the pandemic, but most people had little use for them.

A Canadian passport is displayed in Ottawa on July 23, 2015. Canadian officials are bracing for a potential onslaught of passport renewals now that the border between Canada and the U.S. is poised to reopen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce has published results of an online survey of local business owners and consumers on their thoughts on the use and implementation of the province’s vaccine passport system. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Sooke chamber gets mixed opinions in survey on vaccine passports

Online poll finds businesses, consumers see issue of implementation slightly differently

The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce has published results of an online survey of local business owners and consumers on their thoughts on the use and implementation of the province’s vaccine passport system. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)