Media Advisory - Passport Canada Mobile Passport Unit in Edmundston



    GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Officials from Passport Canada's
Mobile Passport Unit will be in Edmundston on November 4 and 5 to review and
accept completed passport applications.

    
      Dates:      November 4 and 5, 2008
      Location:   Château Edmundston & Palais des congrès
                  100 Rice Street
                  Edmundston, New Brunswick
      Time:       12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Methods of payment accepted at clinics are: certified cheque, money order
(postal or bank) made payable to the "Receiver General of Canada", VISA,
MasterCard and American Express. Payment by cash or debit is NOT accepted.
    Passport Canada recently launched two new initiatives:

    - A Simplified Passport Renewal Process, which allows Canadians who
      currently hold a valid passport and meet eligibility criteria to renew
      their passport without submitting proof of citizenship or a guarantor
      declaration.
    - A New Guarantor Policy, which allows most Canadian adult passport
      holders to act as guarantors for first-time applicants.
    

    For more information on these initiatives, please visit Passport Canada's
website at www.passportcanada.gc.ca.
    Passport application forms can be obtained at any Passport Canada office,
Service Canada Centre or Canada Post office. The form can also be downloaded
from Passport Canada's website.




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