Passport Program, part of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, can refuse to issue a passport for a variety of reasons.
Passports can be refused for:
- Providing false information on the application;
- Failing to provide a duly-completed application;
- Having been charged with an indictable offence in Canada or a similar offence abroad;
- Being imprisoned;
- Owing money to the Crown regarding repatriation or consular financial assistance;
- Having a revoked passport;
- Not paying child support.
CAN PASSPORT BE REVOKED?
Passports can also be revoked if the individual:
- Used his or her passport to commit an indictable offence;
- Permitted another person to use his or her passport;
- Ceased to be a Canadian citizen; or
- Misrepresented on the application.
In special circumstances, the Passport Program will consider issuing limited validity travel documents for urgent, compelling and compassionate travel reasons.
Any decision to revoke a passport is, like any other administrative decision, subject to Judicial Review.