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Validity, Fees and Means of Payment

Validity of a biometric passport:

  • 3 years for children aged from 0 to 3 years;
  • 5 years for children aged from 3 to 18 years;
  • 10 years for adults (aged 18 or above).

Although minors under 12 do not require fingerprinting, they are required nonetheless to attend in person. If a minor holds the passport of another Country, it may be included with their documentation to confirm personal particulars and as a proof of identity.


The passport fee must be paid in Canadian dollars (Money Order or Cash only) based on the Consular fee schedule. Starting July 20th, payments of consular fees can be done at the counters, for services provided “in person” also by Canadian debit card (credit card cannot be accepted).

Click here for more information on Consular Fees and means of Payment.

If you wish to pay cash on the day of the appointment, kindly make sure to have the exact amount with you.