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Georphil
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Posted On: 1/5/2022
Georphil
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Dear,

I lost my Indian passport that had few country stamps, I also do not have copies of this lost Indian Passport, so my question is, can I still apply for Canadian Citizenship and specific that I do not have this old lost Indian passport ? Currently I have a new Indian Passport which is empty and has no stamps at all.

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Posted On: 1/12/2022
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Hi there,

Thank you for reaching out, and sharing your question with us.

We can understand your concern about missing documents during the application process.

According to the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website:

“If you do not have these documents or there is missing time between the validity dates of the travel documents, provide an explanation in question 14 on the application form.”

It would be best for you to contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) directly for some information specific to your situation.

You can contact them here:

1-888-242-2100 (In Canada Only)

Or by webform: https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/web-form.asp


We hope that other users will be able to share their experiences with you in the meantime.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any follow-up questions, please feel free to post them to the discussion forum here.

Theresa
Your Settlement.Org Team,
Information & Referral Specialist - CCRS
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Georphil
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Posted On: 1/12/2022
Georphil
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Thank you Theresa for the detailed response on my question!
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Posted On: 3/10/2022
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HELLO, JUST HAVE A QUESTION HERE IF SOMEBODY CAN HELP ME THAT WOULD BE GREAT!! MY MOTHER IN LAW JUST RECEIVED HER CANADIAN CERTIFICATE WITH HER MAIDEN NAME ON IT , NOW ALL HER OTHER DUCUMENTS WAS STILL IN MARRIED NAME EVETHOUGH SHE WAS DIVORCED..NOW MY QUESTION IS HOW CAN SHE APPLY FOR PASSPORT USING HER MARRIED NAME ? CAN I JUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM WITH HER MARRIED NAME AND SUBMIT THE CANADIAN CERTIFICATE TOGETHER WITH HER PHOTO ID WITH MARRIED NAME ?I JUST NEED SOME ANSWER ..

THANKS
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Posted On: 3/31/2022
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cha wrote:
HELLO, JUST HAVE A QUESTION HERE IF SOMEBODY CAN HELP ME THAT WOULD BE GREAT!! MY MOTHER IN LAW JUST RECEIVED HER CANADIAN CERTIFICATE WITH HER MAIDEN NAME ON IT , NOW ALL HER OTHER DUCUMENTS WAS STILL IN MARRIED NAME EVETHOUGH SHE WAS DIVORCED..NOW MY QUESTION IS HOW CAN SHE APPLY FOR PASSPORT USING HER MARRIED NAME ? CAN I JUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM WITH HER MARRIED NAME AND SUBMIT THE CANADIAN CERTIFICATE TOGETHER WITH HER PHOTO ID WITH MARRIED NAME ?I JUST NEED SOME ANSWER ..

THANKS

Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation with us.
According to Travel and Tourism Canada, to change your name on your passport you will need to:

  • Complete an adult application (PDF, 1.68 MB) form using the new name
  • If it’s still valid, return your passport with your application when you submit it
  • Provide supporting ID with your application that shows the name change
  • Provide your proof of citizenship
  • Provide a document that indicates one of the following:
    • you have a new last name because of a relationship change
    • you have a new name because of an adoption or legal name change
    and if you have assumed your married name:
    You need to apply for a new passport if you’re changing your last name due to a change in your relationship status. This could be a marriage, civil partnership or divorce. You’ll need to include all the required documents for a new application and pay the fees. The ID you provide with your application needs to show your new last name.
    You also need to include 1 or more of the following documents. They can be originals or copies:

    • marriage certificate
    • common-law relationship certificate
    • court order issued in or outside Canada, such as
      • separation agreement
      • divorce order or judgment
    • certificate to dissolve a registered common-law relationship
    • resumption of surname certificate
    These documents
    If her name has changed, she should submit your application for a new passport under that name. All you will need is the necessary supporting documentation. If you have any further questions, or would like advice specific to your situation, you may want to contact Passport Canada directly and submit a general inquiry. If there are more documents you need to update, you may find helpful information in this discussion forum thread on updating documents after a name change.

    We hope this information is helpful!

    Sincerely,


    Your Settlement.Org team
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