How Long Does it Take to Get a New Passport?
Time to passport varies, as it can take between 3 – 6 days to receive the Canadian passport after successful application, and 10 days to receive the British passport after applying.
Check your country’s government website to find out how long it will take to receive a new passport once you’ve filed your application. If you need it more urgently you may have to pay a rush fee.
How Can I Get a Passport Quickly?
If you’ve checked your government’s passport processing times and discover you need your passport quicker you may be able to pay an extra fee for expedited same day service.
For example, you can receive the US passport the next day by paying the US$240 fee. Be sure to check with your government’s website to find out the fee for urgent service.
When Renewing My Passport, Will My Old Passport Be Returned to Me?
Your old passport may be returned to you or it may be securely destroyed by your government’s passport-issuing authority. Typically if your old passport is returned to you it will be returned in a damaged form to invalidate it, for example with a hole through the booklet. If you have an entry visa that is still valid in your old passport, then it will be returned to you.