Who can be a child passport guarantor?

In Canada, when applying for a child passport, the guarantor is required in the application process. The guarantor is responsible for certifying the passport application and one of the child’s photos, as well as confirming the identity of the child if required.

General Requirements for Child Passport Guarantors

  • The guarantor must be a Canadian citizen aged 18 or older.
  • They must have known the applicant personally for at least two years and have knowledge of the child.
  • They need to provide the information needed from their passport
  • The guarantor must have an active Canadian passport or one that expired no more than one year ago on the day the applicant submits their application.

Who can be a guarantor on your child’s passport?

  • Family Members: Family members can be guarantors if they meet the general guarantor requirements, including having a valid or recently expired Canadian passport and having known the child for at least two years.
  • Friends: Friends can be guarantors if they meet the general requirements and have known the application personally for at least two years and know the child.
  • Professionals like doctors, lawyers, or accountants, but it can also be someone in a position of authority or with a notable reputation in their community.

Who can be a child passport applicant?

You can apply for a passport on behalf of a child, if you are:

  • one of the parents;
  • the custodial parent in the case of separation or divorce
  • the legal guardian

Check out the Passport photos Requirement

Now you are ready to start a Child passport application.

Child passport guarantor