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Expired Passport Applying for Canadian Citizenship 

BST
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Posted On: 4/1/2019
BST
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Hi,

I'm wondering, is it possible to apply for Canadian citizenship?

We are family, my wife and two kids has expired Philippine passports, we're not renewing our passport cause we don't have plan to travel outside Canada yet...

Can we still apply for Canadian Citizenship?

We landed March 13, 2015 in Canada as a PR... our passport expired last April 2017.

In the eligibility calculator, we're eligible to apply now for Canadian Citizenship but we have expired passport.

Can you give me some idea if we need to renew first our passport before applying for citizenship or no need to renew.

Thank you.
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Posted On: 15 days ago
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation.

You may want to try and contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) directly at 1-888-242-2100 (In Canada Only) to find out what your options are in this situation.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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PMM
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Posted On: 15 days ago
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Hi


BST wrote:
Hi,

I'm wondering, is it possible to apply for Canadian citizenship?

We are family, my wife and two kids has expired Philippine passports, we're not renewing our passport cause we don't have plan to travel outside Canada yet...

Can we still apply for Canadian Citizenship?

We landed March 13, 2015 in Canada as a PR... our passport expired last April 2017.

In the eligibility calculator, we're eligible to apply now for Canadian Citizenship but we have expired passport.

Can you give me some idea if we need to renew first our passport before applying for citizenship or no need to renew.


Thank you.


1. No, there is no requirement that your passport be valid when applying for citizenship
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