Media advisory - The Mobile Passport Unit of Passport Canada in British Columbia

    GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Passport Canada officials will be in
British Columbia next week with the Mobile Passport Unit. They will be in
Penticton on August 25, in Oliver on August 26, in Grand Forks on August 27,
in Trail on August 28, and in Nelson on August 29 to review passport
applications and accept completed passport applications.

    Date:        August 25, 2008
    Location:    Sandman Hotel
                 939 Burnaby Avenue West
    Time:        12 noon to 8 p.m.

    Date:        August 26, 2008
    Location:    Oliver Community Centre
                 36003 79th Street
    Time:        12 noon to 8 p.m.

    Date:        August 27, 2008
    Location:    Grand Forks Slavonic Senior Citizens
                 686 72nd Avenue
                 Grand Forks
    Time:        12 noon to 8 p.m.

    Date:        August 28, 2008
                 Location: Trail Memorial Centre
                 McIntyre Room
                 1051 Victoria Street
    Time:        12 noon to 8 p.m.

    Date:        August 29, 2008
    Location:    Nelson Municipal Library
                 602 Stanley Street
                 (Entrance on Victoria Street)
    Time:        12 noon to 8 p.m.

    The only acceptable methods of fee payment at these clinics will be:
certified cheque, money order (postal or bank) made payable to the "Receiver
General for Canada", VISA, MasterCard and American Express. Payment by cash or
debit will NOT be 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
    - 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

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Media enquiries: (819) 934-3837

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