July 3, 2022

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Application processing times | Passports are printed 200 kilometers from Montreal

Application processing times |  Passports are printed 200 kilometers from Montreal

Passports claimed in Montreal will be printed in Gatino to reduce stress at the Service Canada office in the (Ottawa) Complex Guy-Favreau. Minister for Families, Jobs and Social Development Kareena Gould also promised that everyone on the line today will receive an appointment coupon.

Posted at 3:20 p.m.

Mylene Crete

Mylene Crete
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“Passport offices are not built to receive hundreds of urgent applications every day,” she admitted before Question Hour on Thursday.

The two largest passport processing centers in Gatino and Mississauga have excellent printing capacity. Passports printed in Gatino are shipped to Montreal, about 200 kilometers away.

“Hope this relieves the stress,” she said.

The government has asked ten managers to inform people who will continue to line up at Complex Guy-Favro. The minister said they had spoken to more than 200 people by 10 a.m. on Thursday and should be there until midnight to allocate time to give information to each person.

“Everyone will receive a coupon with an appointment,” she assured, noting that it would be today.

More details will follow.

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