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Parents Recommended to Print Canada Passport Requirements for Children Under 16

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Crossing Borders Seamlessly and International Travel

Parents Recommended to Print Canada Passport Requirements for Children Under 16

Canadian children - even newborns - are required to travel with their own passport. Canada's Passport Program has issued a reminder to international border officials that parents or legal guardians must never sign their child's travel documents. According to the Government of Canada:

  • Children under 16 years of age do not need to sign the travel document.
  • The signature line on page 3 should be blank if the child does not sign it. However, it is still valid if the child signs it.
  • Parents or legal guardians must never sign their child’s travel document. Their signature makes the document invalid and it will have to be replaced.

The IRCC recommends that parents traveling with children under 16 print the Signature policy (PDF, 600.51 KB) and bring it with them in case they are asked to sign a passport for their child.

Understanding Canada Immigration Law

Immigration law is becoming more complex and challenging everyday. Immigration applications can be refused due to minor oversights and omissions that can delay or negatively impact your business or your family reunifications plans. By not using a lawyer you can be putting your business and your family at risk.


Evelyn Ackah

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

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Ackah Business Immigration Law has been instrumental in making a few very important projects come to life at Theatre Calgary. Without their expertise wisdom, guidance, and intelligence, we are not sure that our projects could have gone forth.

Thanks to their clear and quick leadership, Artists from America have travelled across borders effortlessly. As well, when we need assistance travelling our Canadian Artists we rely on Ackah Business Immigration Law . Through our repeated association, we know that this aspect of our complicated business is handled by an excellent team. Ackah Business Immigration Law has made our important projects come to life properly - and for that I will always be grateful.

– Dennis Garnhum, Artistic Director

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