Article • July 27, 2020
Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor
If you are travelling internationally, you must have a valid passport. Most of the forms and information that you need to apply for, renew, or replace a Canadian passport or travel document are available from Passport Canada.
Also, you need a guarantor for new passport or travel document applications that you submit by mail or in person. Your guarantor can be a family member or anyone living at your address, as long as they meet the guarantor requirements. Among other criteria, your guarantor must:
A notary public may be required if you do not know an eligible guarantor and must submit a Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor.
A Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor is where the individual applying for the passport will swear or declare before, and have signed by, a person authorized by law to administer an oath or solemn affirmation (e.g., notary public) that the information in their application is true.