Passport renewal service comes to Yellowknife

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You can now renew your passport in Yellowknife. Passport services in Canada have doubled since 2017, from 151 to more than 300 and Yellowknife is one of those additions.

This expansion using Service Canada’s nationwide service delivery network provides more access to passport services in rural and remote areas (Hay River, Fort Smith and Fort Simpson as well) throughout Canada. Canadians now have more options available when applying for or renewing 5-year and 10-year passports and child passports.

The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced on Dec. 17th that winter holiday and March break travellers can now get passport services at over 300 Service Canada Centres across the country.

“The Government of Canada is making passport services more accessible for Canadians, who can apply for or renew a passport at over 300 Service Canada Centres. In the spirit of constantly improving service delivery to citizens, we are putting in place new measures to make life easier for Canadians.”

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The Passport Program is one of Canada’s most valuable services that millions of Canadians rely on said the Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship.

“As the Minister responsible for the Passport Program, my department is committed to continuously improving front-line services, maintaining our excellent service standards and providing Canadians with more accessible options when applying for or renewing a passport.”

In cases where travellers need renewal or replacement of their documents right away, applications will still need to be sent to a southern Passport processing centre like Edmonton or Vancouver.

The expansion of passport services means that more than 97 percent of Canadians now have access to passport services within 100 km of their home.

Yellowknifers can get their passports at the Service Canada location on 5101 50th Avenue.

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